Recent interpretations of the English Civil War

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  • Recent Interpretations
    • L.stone argued that it was not so much a rise of gentry, as suggested by Tawney, that upset the balance but a decline in the power and influence of the aristocracy- the Kings natural supporters
    • Alan Everett argued that our view of the period was distorted by looking at what happened at court and in parliament. For most of the gentry it was local conditions that were important
    • Robert Ashton; made a direct attack on the Marxist thesis. Argues that the gentry who formed the anti-court consensus
    • As more works appeared the picture painted by the Whig and Marxist historians became increasingly modified, but without an interpretation  emerging which covered the whole period


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