Recent Interpretations of the Civil War
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In 1913 R. G. Usher wrote: ‘The English Revolution of 1640 is as much an enigma today as it was to Charles. It is a riddle which has to be solved. No one has tried to solve it because all assumed it was solved by repeating the Great Remonstrance. Every Englishman born since 1800 has … been born into a view of English history.’1
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- 2.J. and T. W. Webb, Memorials of the Civil War in Herefordshire (1879), II, pp. 349–53. The whole of Kirle’s letter of 6 March 1643 is interesting.Google Scholar
- 3.Ed. G. Parsloe, The Minute Book of the Bedford Corporation, 1647–64 (Publications of the Bedfordshire Historical Record Society, XXVI, 1949); W. H. Summers, ‘Some Documents in the State Papers relating to High Wycombe’, in Records of Bucks., VII (1895), pp. 512–27.Google Scholar
- 3.Ed. E. Kerridge, Surveys of the Manors of Philip, First Earl of Pembroke and Montgomery, 1631–2 (Wilts. Archaeological and Natural History Society, Records Branch, Vol. IX, 1953); ed. M. E. James, Estate Accounts of the Earls of Northumberland, 1562–1637 (Surtees Society, Vol. CLXII, 1955).Google Scholar