20. Constitutional Revolution and Civil War, 1640-1646
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20. Constitutional Revolution and Civil War, 1640-1646

Prof: The great political philosopher Thomas Hobbes– who, if you haven’t read you will be learning something about in the section reading this week– Thomas Hobbes formulated his theory of the state and his ideas on political obligation in the context of the civil wars which tore apart all three of the constituent kingdoms of […]

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21. Regicide and Republic, 1647-1660
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21. Regicide and Republic, 1647-1660

Prof: So, we’re in 1646 and, as I explained last time, the development of the war, especially between 1643 and ’45, had unleashed forces which could not easily be controlled and created aims and expectations which had not originally existed at the outbreak of war, especially the controversy concerning the future organization of the church […]

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