Recollection in the Republics : memories of the British Civil Wars in England, 1649-1659 / Imogen Peck
- Peck, Imogen
- Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2021.
- First edition.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (256 pages) : illustrations (black and white).
- Following the execution of Charles I in January 1649, England's fledgling republic was faced with a dilemma: which parts of the nation's bloody recent past should be remembered, and how, and which were best consigned to oblivion? Across the country, the state's opponents, local communities, and individual citizens were grappling with many of the same questions, as calls for remembrance vied with the competing goals of reconciliation, security, and the peaceful settlement of the state. This book provides a comprehensive study of the ways Britain's Civil Wars were remembered in the decade between the regicide and the restoration. Drawing on a wide-ranging and innovative source base, it places the national authorities' attempts to shape the meaning of the recent past alongside evidence of what the English people - lords and labourers, men and women, veterans and civilians - actually were remembering.
- 9780191880742 (ebook)
- Audience Notes:
- This edition also issued in print: 2021.
- Bibliography Note:
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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