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Revolution remembered: Seditious memories after the British civil wars

Edward Legon


Parliamentarians continued to identify with the decisions to oppose and resist Crown and established church after the Restoration. By expressing these views between 1660 and 1688, these men and women were vulnerable to charges of sedition or treason. This book examines these ‘seditious memories’ and asks why people risked themselves by expressing them in public. It does so without dismissing such views as evidence of discontent or radicalism, showing instead how they countered experiences of defeat. As well as speech and writing, these views are shown to have manifested themselves as misbehavi ... More

Keywords: Civil War, Interregnum, Restoration, Britain, Charles II, James II, Memory, Radicalism, Republicanism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9781526124654
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2019 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9781526124654.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Edward Legon, author
Queen Mary University of London