John Morrill has been at the forefront of modern attempts to explain the origins, nature and consequences of the English Revolution. These twenty essays -- seven either specially written or reproduced from generally inaccessible sources -- illustrate the main scholarly debates to which he has so richly contributed: the tension between national and provincial politics; the idea of the English Revolution as "the last of the European Wars of Religion''; its British dimension; and its political sociology. Taken together, they offer a remarkably coherent account of the period as a whole.
Preface. Acknowledgements. 1. The Nature of the English Revolution. Part One: England's War of Religion. Part Two: Problems of Allegiance. Part Three: The Nature and Consequences of the English Revolution.