Key Quotes (Side Taking)

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University History Flashcards on Key Quotes (Side Taking), created by abi.harmer on 05/23/2013.

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Gerald Aylmer Only historians who feel that everything must be ascribed to one particular theory or set of causes find it necessary to reject all other interpretations
Lawrence Stone (neutralism) Up to the last minute the great majority of the gentry were anxious to avoid armed conflict
Alan Everitt (neutralism/localism) In a world with poor communications... it was inevitable that most people should be concerned with the fortunes of their community
Ann Hughes (localism/neutralism) England was not a grouping of self contained counties where the gentry were interested in little outside their backyards
Oliver Cromwell (religion) Religion was not the thing at first contested for but god brought it to that issue at last
Sir Philip Warwick (personal loyalty) Old bold Britons were loyal
H.R Trevor Roper (economics) With discontented peers to lead them and city money behind them the mere gentry were prepared to challenge the court
Derek Hirst (personal loyalty) The peer's recognition that they were the main beneficiaries of the hierarchy of order of which the crown was both the symbol and the pinnacle
John Morill (personal loyalty) Some, perhaps a majority, tried to balance their conflicting loyalties as best they could
Gerald Aylmer (economic/personal loyalty) Monopolists, tax-farmers and others with special privileges tended to be royalists, and most others parliamentarians
Gerald Aylmer (age) The parliamentarians tended on average to be older men than their royalist opponents
Declaration of the Gentry of Cheshire (neutralism) The king and parliament...both so rooted in our loyal hearts that we cannot disjoint them
Sir Philip Warwick (geography) The south bordered so much upon London that, like the east, they were not at their own liberty
Ann Hughes (geography) Social and economic divisions within the counties weakened the importance of the county community
R.H Tawney (economics/class) It was an increase in wealth and influence of the squirearchy compared to the nobility
Christopher Hill (economics/geography) Support from the parliament came from the economically advanced south and east of England, the king's support came from the economically backward areas of the north and west
Mark Kishlansky (geography) In general the north and west were strongly royalist, the south and east were predominantly parliamentarian
Gerald Aylmer (economics) The economically advanced were for the parliament; the economically backwards, the less populous for the king
Derek Hirst (geography/neutralism) The conflicting principles acted as magnets to the areas around them
Ann Hughes (class) The leading gentry were more conscious of the need to preserve the social hierachy
John Morrill (class) The war was not the result of social divisions. Gentry, yeomen, tradesmen fought in equal numbers for king and parliament
Mark Kishlansky (constitutional belief) It was principle that made compromise impossible and bloodshed inevitable
John Morrill (constitutional belief) By the summer or 1642 there were no constitutional grievances left...the constitutional issues were the occasion of the civil war but not the efficient cause
Christopher Hill (class) The civil war was a class war...the established church and conservative landlords, and on the other side stood the trading and industrial classes
Sir Thomas Knevett (class) Which no other than a great many men of quality do
Trevor Roper (class) The independents were not 'rising gentry' they represent a class which Professor Tawny has overlooked, the declining gentry
Gerald Aylmer (class) The larger part of the rural areas...were for the king...this corresponded to a class division. Although no social group was 100%, on either side, they were divided in varying proportion
Rudyard Kipling (constitutional belief) Many moderate men, who had hated Charles' unlawful government and applauded all the work of this parliament during its first 9 months, now threw their lot in with the king
Brian Manning (constitutional belief) There also appeared in the ruling class, a popular party which saw the growing threat of a coup by the king to crush the opposition
Gerald Aylmer (constitutional belief) Within the upper social groups (the gentry in particular), differences of political or constitutional outlook were perhaps decisive
Lawrence Stone (constitutional belief) There is reason to think that those who had opposed the crown on purely constitutional and political grounds in the 1620s and 30s tended to swing back to the king ... in 1642
Lawrence Stone (religion) In Yorkshire, over one third the Royalist gentry were catholic and over half the parliamentarians were puritans
Sir Edmund Verney (personal loyalty) I have eaten his bread and served him near 30 years and will not do so base a thing as to forsake him
Christopher Hill (personal loyalty) The gentry are wholly by their states and ambition, more dependent on the king
John Morill (religion) There was an Anglican party before there was a royalist party and those who rushed to join the King in 1642 were clearly those motivated by religion
Lady Brilliana Harvey (religion) It is the lord's cause that we have stood for
Jonathan Langley (religion) My conscience tells me they both intend the protestant religion
Richard Baxter (religion) It was principally the differences about religious matters that filled up parliament's armies
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