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Studies On Some Of The Colourful Characters on some of the colourful characters 17th century English intellectual history Laud Nicholas Hill James Ussher the Tew Circle and John Milton I for one never new the latter could well be considered something of a proto fascist Well worth one s time I didn t like this collection as Renaissance Essays published in 1985 confirmed Hugh Trevor Roper's reputation as one of the most distinguished writers of history and as an uneualed master of the historical essay Received with critical acclaim in both England and the United States the volume gathered wide ranging essays on both British and European history *from the fifteenth century to the early seventeenth *the fifteenth century to the early seventeenth This seuel Catholics Anglicans and Puritans is composed of five previously unpublished essays on the intellectual and religious. Ork of historical detective work that just wasn t interesting to me and the one on Milton which seemed a polemic against Milton than a work of reasoned scholarship But the which seemed a polemic against Milton than a work of reasoned scholarship But the were also too long Essays Nicholas Hill the English Atomist Laudianism and Political Power James Ussher Archbishop of Armagh The Great Tew Circle Mi. N the intellectual and religious life of his time A long essay on The Great Tew Circle reinstates Lord Falkland as an important influence on the continuity of ideas through the English revolution The final essay reassesses the political ideology of MiltonEnglish intellectual history as Trevor Roper constructs it here for the seventeenth century is conditioned by its social and political context Always engaging and fresh these
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Uch as I did his Renaissance Essays Trevor Roper is at his best when he discusses the entanglement of religion and politics the two strongest essays are the ones on Laudianism and on the Tew Circle He works very hard to disentangle these and bring clarity to the 17th century debates The weakest were those on Nicholas Hill a Movements which lay behind the Puritan revolution in England and IrelandThe opening essay a skillful work of historical detection investigates the strange career of Nicholas Hill In Laudianism and Political Power Trevor Roper returns to the subject of his first now classic book He
analyzes the real significance of the ecclesiastical movement associated with Archbishopthe real significance of the ecclesiastical movement associated with Archbishop And Speculates On What *and speculates on what have happened if the Stuarts had not abandoned it James Ussher Archbishop of Armagh deals with a ey figure .