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Radical Religion in Cromwell's England: A Concise History from the English Civil War to the End of the Commonwealth
"The present state of the old world is running up like parchment in the fire." So declaimed Gerrard Winstanley, charismatic leader of radical religious group the Diggers, in mid-seventeenth century England: one of the most turbulent periods in that country's history. As three civil wars divided and slaughtered families and communities, as failing harvests and land reforms ...more
Paperback, 224 pages
Published January 15th 2011 by I. B. Tauris
(first published January 1st 2010)
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A good general overview of a number of sects that were key to period – obviously learned a lot about those I read least about before such as the Ranters and the Muggletonians but I also learned a surprising amount about the different forms of Baptists during that time.