By J.P. Sommerville
This recognized ebook reasserts the imperative value of political and spiritual ideology within the origins of the English Civil warfare. contemporary historiography has targeting its social and fiscal explanations: Sommerville reminds us what the folk of the time inspiration they have been combating approximately. reading the most political theories in c.17th England - the Divine correct of Kings, executive by way of consent, and the traditional structure - he considers their effect on real occasions. He attracts on significant political thinkers like Hobbes and Locke, but in addition on lesser yet extra consultant figures, to discover what was once new in those principles and what used to be basically the typical foreign money of the age. This significant new version contains all of the most recent pondering at the topic.