Causes, Conflicts, Consequences – The Historians Debate

Professor Peter Gaunt describes the changing historiography from contemporary historians of the seventeenth century to the discussions of modern academics.

He suggests that there probably was no single cause of the conflict, but an intertwining of multiple factors, made more compatible by socioeconomics and religious attitudes, a constitution which fostered uncertainty and a monarch who did not tolerate Dissent from his beliefs.

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Peter Gaunt

Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Chester

Peter Gaunt is Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Chester and is the current president and past chairman of The Cromwell Association. He has…

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