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Published: 30 May 2012

268 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719064456

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Laudian and royalist polemic in seventeenth-century England

The career and writings of Peter Heylyn

Anthony Milton

Published by Manchester University Press

Politics Culture and Society in Early Modern Britain MUP

  • A study of one of the most prolific polemical authors of the seventeenth century, an aggressively controversial royalist author whose writings lie at the heart of the rule of Charles I, the Civil War and the Restoration
  • Provides a continuous account of religious writing from the 1630s-60s and traces important changes and continuities
  • Gives us a striking picture of a man who could support both Charles I and Oliver Cromwell
  • Presents an important new interpretation of the origins and nature of Anglicanism and royalism
  • Offers a new perspective on the vital issues of Laudian policies and the role of religion in the 1630s - that of the official spokesman for these controversial policies