"Lec 21 - Regicide and Republic, 1647-1660Early Modern England: Politics, Religion, and Society under the Tudors and Stuarts (HIST 251) In this lecture Professor Wrightson considers the events leading to the execution of Charles I in 1649, and the republican regimes of 1649-60 (the Commonwealth and the Protectorate), with particular attention to the role of Oliver Cromwell. He begins with the unsuccessful attempts to negotiate a settlement with Charles I after the civil war, the intervention of the army in 1647 and the outbreak of the second civil war in 1648, which culminated in Pride's Purge and the trial and execution of Chares I. He then considers Cromwell's campaigns in 1649-51, his expulsion of the Rump Parliament in 1653, the nominated parliament of 1653 (Barebone's Parliament) and the two phases of the Cromwellian Protectorate 1654-8, ending with the instability following Cromwell's death and the restoration of the monarchy in 1660. Professor Wrightson notes that although the Restoration marked the failure of the revolution, the political landscape had been irrevocably changed. The restored monarchy lived in the shadow of the civil war, the politicization of a large section of society was not reversed, religious dissent was now a permanent reality, and a plethora of new political and religious ideas had been advanced. 00:00 - Chapter 1. Continuing Tensions 09:18 - Chapter 2. Putney Debates 14:43 - Chapter 3. Renewal of War 22:56 - Chapter 4. A Commonwealth and Free State 29:23 - Chapter 5. Cromwell as Lord Protector 38:20 - Chapter 6. Dissolution of Parliament Complete course materials are available at the Open Yale Courses website: http://open.yale.edu/courses This course was recorded in Fall 2009.
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Lec 3 - Households: Structures, Priorities, Strategies, Roles
Lec 4 - Communities: Key Institutions and Relationships
Lec 6 - The Structures of Power
Lec 7 - Late Medieval Religion and Its Critics
Lec 8 -Reformation and Division, 1530-1558
Lec 10 -The Elizabethan Confessional State: Conformity, Papists and Puritans
Lec 12 -Economic Expansion, 1560-1640
Lec 13 - A Polarizing Society, 1560-1640
Lec 17 - Education and Literacy
Lec 18 -Street Wars of Religion: Puritans and Arminians
Lec 19 -Crown and Political Nation, 1604-1640
Lec 20 -Constitutional Revolution and Civil War, 1640-1646
Lec 22 - An Unsettled Settlement: The Restoration Era, 1660-1688
Lec 23 - England, Britain, and the World: Economic Development, 1660-1720
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