Journals Higher Education



Published: 30 November 2013

304 Pages | 4 Maps

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719090400

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Westminster 1640-60

A Royal City in a Time of Revolution

J. F. Merritt

Published by Manchester University Press

Politics Culture and Society in Early Modern Britain MUP

  • First book that reveals the sustained military presence in the streets and open spaces at the heart of state government throughout the period and its impact
  • First detailed study of how the fashionable West End society experienced and engaged with the revolutionary changes of these decades, using new evidence to show how it survived and flourished
  • Only book that combines the revolutionary political history of these decades with an in-depth study of its social, cultural and religious impact in a central locality
  • Only book-length study of the capital that covers both the revolutionary decades - the 1640s and the 1650s
  • Shows for the first time how iconic 'royal' buildings such as Westminster Abbey were appropriated for republican use and display (with the Abbey becoming a mausoleum of the republican cause)