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Westminster 1640–60A royal city in a time of revolution$
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J. F. Merritt

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780719090400

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2015

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719090400.001.0001

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Westminster 1640–60

J.F. Merritt

Manchester University Press

This chapter summarizes the findings of the book and looks ahead to the Restoration settlement. It emphasizes the ways in which Westminster was shaped by the succession of executive governments in its midst, who appropriated its buildings and spaces in a newly exclusive manner and made Westminster for the first time seem an exclusively ‘national space’. But it also stresses the ways in which distinctive aspects of the town – not least its geographical vulnerability – could also shape the politics being played out there, and how Westminster’s persistently conservative political, religious and cultural forces were able to withstand and influence in their turn the interregnum regimes, even while the military might of the government was garrisoned at the very heart of the town.

Keywords:   Restoration, Interregnum, Buildings, Military, Cultural forces

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