Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9780859894289 Published January 1994 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $45.00 ISBN: 9780859895002 Published January 1994 For sale in North and South America only

Loyalty and Locality

Popular Allegiance in Devon during the English Civil War

Mark Stoyle

Loyalty and Locality
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Mark Stoyle

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346 pages | illustrations | 8-9/10 x 6-1/10
Cloth $110.00 ISBN: 9780859894289 Published January 1994 For sale in North and South America only
Paper $45.00 ISBN: 9780859895002 Published January 1994 For sale in North and South America only
This volume is a study of popular behaviour during the English Civil War. The book makes three claims. The first is that English counties did not behave as homogeneous units during the conflict of 1642-46, but that they divided instead along regional lines, certain areas supporting Parliament, others supporting the King. The second is that this general rule applied to cities too, and that in urban communities it is possible to discern both 'Royalist' and 'Parliamentarian' parishes. The third is that these internal divisions were not simply temporary alignments, conjured up by extraordinary circumstances, but that they reflected deep and enduring splits in local society, contrasting patterns of popular behaviour stretching back over very many years.
War in History

"...is a model of scrupulous scholarship, which sets a high standard to imitate for those who seek in future to apply similar techniques to other counties in order to interpret popular attitudes to the rival parties in the English Civil War." --War in History, 6 (2) 1999

History

" . . . the work of a historian of unmistakable flair. Like all really good local studies it has a sensuous feel for the nature of its territory, and utilizes a very wide range of varieties of source material to reconstruct the experience of its people." –History, January 1998, Volume 83, No. 269

John Morrill
“There is no doubt that this book will now represent the benchmark of how to measure popular participation [in the English Civil War]...” –John Morrill, Reader in Early Modern History, University of Cambridge
Literary Review

“'It is a book which displays what every solid work of history ought to exhibit, that curious epithet which emanates from senior common rooms: "a first-class mind". ... The clarity and cogency of the argument shine through.”—Literary Review

History Today

“. . . an important contribution to the long-running debate on the origins and nature of the English Civil War.” –History Today

English Historical Review

“A Clear, persuasive and often trenchantly written discussion.....he has made a significant and refreshingly original contribution to regional history and to the diverse, oft-changing, story of the English Civil War.” –English Historical Review

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