Illness In The English Revolution

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Imane SMAILI Crisis of Mentalities during the English Revolution Despite the hope of a few and the terror of many others, killing king Charles I was not to be the signal for the collapse of the social order whose keystone as he had pretended to be. Precedent periods of discontinuity in the government had witnessed an outbreak of riots prompted because of the belief that the law died with the crown, but the “year of intended parity” witnessed no popular revolts emerge to benefit from such situation; the situation remained unrealized.” Indeed, an examination of disorder in the 1640s and 1650s might suggest the possibilities of an “intended parity” were greater in the fantasies projected by the fears of the propertied classes than in the reality…show more content…
The English Revolution; Disorder in the Early 40s During the period of the English Revolution, a state turmoil, panic and turbulence were at peak during the early and the late 1640s with a little continuity, and some breaks with riots. Disorder was at its greatest in the first peak of disturbance in the early 1640s. Enclosures were thrown down, and elections, municipal and parliamentary, had seen stormy intrusion of “fellowes without shirts.” In London, crowds pressed round parliament and in provinces they attacked the houses of the recusants. Gathering the different disturbances catches the perception of the contemporaries of what seemed to them a dissolution of a social…show more content…
A period when censorship collapsed, political brochures invaded the publishing market and many petitions and parliamentary speeches proliferated. During the English Revolution, such a state of turmoil was at peak during the early and the late 1640s with a little continuity, and some breaks with riots. During these years, the analysis of this “moral panic” became a crucial part of English political thoughts. This period included the civil war, the continuing conflict of these years and the emergence of radical groups such as the Levellers and Diggers. In addition to the politico-religious conflicts as well as the conflicts between the civilians and the military, the Englishman had to face harvest failure; the crop failure that caused more pain and misery because of starvation. In sum, it is a period when England’s inhabitants were irreparably

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