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Published: 13 October 2016

278 Pages


ISBN: 9780199605590

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Covenanting Citizens

The Protestation Oath and Popular Political Culture in the English Revolution

John Walter

  • The first full study of the Protestation, the first state oath to be issued under parliamentary authority
  • Offers a new take on the origins of the English civil war and English Revolution
  • Shows how an oath which seemed merely to swear loyalty to king and country, also had the radical outcome of offering a political voice to those hitherto excluded by class, age, or gender
  • Contributes to emerging research agendas in political culture studies