The Rise and Fall of Revolutionary England

An Essay on the Fabrication of Seventeenth-Century History

  • Authors
  • Alastair MacLachlan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages ii-viii
  2. Alastair MacLachlan
    Pages 1-6
  3. Alastair MacLachlan
    Pages 32-78
  4. Alastair MacLachlan
    Pages 79-121
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    Pages 122-168
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    Pages 169-209
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    Pages 210-251
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  9. Alastair MacLachlan
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  10. Back Matter
    Pages 326-431

About this book


Does England have a revolutionary tradition? Against the view of a stable England pervaded by the values of compromise and gradual change, Marxist historians from the 1930s have looked to the events of the seventeenth century and argued that England could, indeed, celebrate a revolutionary past. In exploring the distinctive contribution of Christopher Hill, 'The Historians' Group of the Communist Party' and other radical historians to British historiography, this study traces the rise and fall of revolutionary England.


communism England historiography history revolution

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Alastair MacLachlan 1996
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-62009-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-349-24572-7
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