Surprisingly little attention has been paid to the royalists of the English Civil War and their mind-set, particularly when one considers the multitude of books, monographs and articles on the various radicals, parliamentarians, and sectaries of the period.
This conference aims to correct this relative neglect by focussing on the royalists in Britain and further afield between about 1640 and 1660. It is hoped that this event will stimulate new research into the royalist experience, and break down the barriers between scholars working in this area.
The organisers have assembled a line-up of 28 established and emerging scholars working in a wide variety of disciplines on three continents, all of whom will present papers which deal with one or more of the following topics:
Definitions and varieties of royalism
Royalists, religion and theology
Hitherto obscure or unknown royalists
Royalist political thought
Royalist military affairs and strategy
The royalist experience in Scotland and Ireland
Royalists in exile in continental Europe and further afield
New sources for, and approaches to, royalist history.
This cross-disciplinary event will be of interest to historians, literary scholars, and those interested in religious history, political theory, cultural studies, and the history of propaganda and representation. It is open to both senior academics and junior scholars who are interested in this fascinating but largely ignored aspect of the British history.
For further details please see our web-page or contact Dr David Smith at via email.
Organised by: Dr David L. Smith, Selwyn College, Cambridge, (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr Jason McElligott, School of History, National University of Ireland, Dublin (email@example.com).
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