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Response to Review of England’s Culture Wars: Puritan Reformation and its Enemies in the Interregnum, 1649-1660

I would like to thank Kirsteen MacKenzie for her careful reading, detailed coverage, and kind words. I would like merely to tweak a couple of the points she makes in summarising my argument. Rather than concluding that ‘the reformers failed in their goals’ on regulation of the Sabbath, I would argue that they were pursuingContinue reading “Response to Review of England’s Culture Wars: Puritan Reformation and its Enemies in the Interregnum, 1649-1660”

Response to Review no. 365

I must thank Laura Gowing for a review that is thoughtful, courteous and skilfully crafted. It repays careful reading and raises a number of wider issues, some of which I would like to touch on briefly here. As Gowing focuses on broad issues of sources and methodology, it may be helpful to explain that myContinue reading “Response to Review no. 365”