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Civil War London: Mobilizing for Parliament, 1641-5

Jordan S. Downs


Although few would contend that London and its inhabitants were indispensable to parliament’s war effort against King Charles I, the matter remains to be delineated in detail. This book explores how London’s agitators, activists, and propagandists sought to mobilize the metropolis between 1641 and 1645. Rather than simply frame London’s wartime participation from the top down, this book explores mobilization as a series of disparate but structured processes – as efforts and events that created webs of engagement. These webs joined parliamentarian activists to civic authorities, just as they co ... More

Keywords: London, English civil war, Mobilization, Popular protest, English Revolution, Livery companies, Isaac Pennington, Parliamentarianism, Metropolitan politics, Radicalism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781526148810
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.7765/9781526148827


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Jordan S. Downs, author
University of California