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Revolution rememberedSeditious memories after the British civil wars$
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Edward Legon

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9781526124654

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: September 2019

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9781526124654.001.0001

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Locating seditious memories in England and Wales

Locating seditious memories in England and Wales

(p.17) Chapter 2 Locating seditious memories in England and Wales
Revolution remembered

Edward Legon

Manchester University Press

This chapter locates seditious memories in legal records and government papers. In doing so, the ways that sympathies for parliament and the republic were expressed in England and Wales are outlined. These include justification of, identification with, and nostalgia for opposition and resistance during the 1640s and 1650s. They are also shown to include ‘prospection’ or the imagination of the restoration of parliamentarianism and republicanism in the future. The chapter finishes by demonstrating that seditious memories are likely to be representative of a wider body of opinion after the Restoration.

Keywords:   Sedition, treason, Oliver Cromwell, Long Parliament, Solemn League and Covenant, the regicide, identity, nostalgia, prospection

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