English Civil War




It Isn't About Duck Hunting: The British Origins of the Right to Arms

Who, if any, of these American analysts has found the truth? Does the story of the British right to arms offer anything of value to the modern American gun debate? The academic literature has heretofore been sparse. My two books on gun control in Great Britain both focused mainly on twentieth-century gun policy, rather than the story of the 1689 Bill of Rights and its right to arms.





Oliver Cromwell : Man of Force

There is no denying the fact that in many instances, Oliver Cromwell was in the right place at the most opportune time and that events often seemed to work in his favor through sheer luck, assuming that he had no hand in them.


Provincial preaching on the eve of the Civil War: some West Riding fast sermons Religion, Culture and Society in Early Modern Britain: Essays in Honour of Patrick Collinson, edited by Anthony Fletcher

These were hardly words which Charles wished to hear from his loyal subjects, and the king’s displeasure was widely reported. The mayor’s speech was not the only public pronouncement in the city on that day, however, and it may be that Charles’ subsequent irritation arose more from knowledge of the other public criticism being voiced by the civic preachers.