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Laudian and Royalist Polemic in Seventeenth-Century England: The Career and Writings of Peter Heylyn

Laudian and Royalist Polemic in Seventeenth-Century England: The Career and Writings of Peter Heylyn

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This is the first full-length study of one of the most prolific and controversial polemical authors of the seventeenth century. Newly available in paperback, it provides a detailed analysis of the ways in which Laudian and royalist polemical literature was created, tracing continuities and changes in a single corpus of writings from 1621 through to 1662. In the process, the author presents important new perspectives on the origins and development of Laudianism and 'Anglicanism' and on the tensions within royalist thought.

Milton's book is neither a conventional biography nor simply a study of printed works, but instead constructs an integrated account of Peter Heylyn's career and writings in order to provide the key to understanding a profoundly polemical author. Throughout the book, Heylyn's shifting views and fortunes prompt an important reassessment of the relative coherence and stability of royalism and Laudianism.

Historians of early modern English politics and religion and literary scholars will find this book essential reading.

Author: Peter Lake, Anthony Milton
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Published: 05/30/2012
Pages: 268
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.84lbs
Size: 9.21h x 6.14w x 0.56d
ISBN: 9780719064456

About the Author

Anthony Milton is Professor of History at the University of Sheffield

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