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The devotional landscape of the royalist exile, 1649-1660

Williams, Mark R. F. ORCID: 2014. The devotional landscape of the royalist exile, 1649-1660. Journal of British Studies 53 (4) , pp. 909-933. 10.1017/jbr.2014.111

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This study aims both to build upon and to challenge recent historiographical interest in the cultural origins and religious associations of royalism in the midseventeenth century by examining the devotional character of the exiled royalist community of the 1650s. Focusing primarily upon those royalists closely affiliated with the court of Charles II, it assesses the impact of disillusionment, dislocation, penury, and forced mobility upon the subsequent framings and reframings of religious identities. It considers the multiple venues in which these articulations appeared and were negotiated— through personal correspondence, print, diplomacy, rumor, and conversion—in order to illuminate the challenges posed to the maintenance of clear confessional boundaries and community ideals. In doing so, this article argues for the incorporation of a much broader sense of the impact of the “English Revolution” that considers the full geographical, chronological, and cultural scope of these upheavals across Britain, Ireland, and Continental Europe.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General)
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D204 Modern History
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
D History General and Old World > DL Northern Europe. Scandinavia
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Publisher: University of Chicago Press / Cambridge University Press (CUP)
ISSN: 0021-9371
Date of Acceptance: 15 April 2014
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2022 18:52

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