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The Diary of Robert Woodford, 1637-1641

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Woodford's diary, here published in full for the first time with an introduction, provides a unique insight into the puritan psyche and way of life. Woodford is remarkable for the consistency of his worldview, interpreting all experience through the spectacles of godly predestinarianism. His journal is a fascinating source for the study of opposition to the Personal Rule of Charles I and its importance in the formation of Civil War allegiance, demonstrating that the Popish Plot version of politics, held by parliamentary opposition leaders in the 1620s, had by the 1630s been adopted by provincial people from the lower classes. Woodford went further than some of his contemporaries in taking the view that, even before the outbreak of the Bishops' Wars, government policies had discredited episcopacy and cast grave doubt on the king's religious soundness. Conversely, he regarded parliament as the seat of virtue and potential saviour of the nation.

The Diary of Robert Woodford, 1637-1641 was published by Cambridge University Press in January 2013. The ISBN for The Diary of Robert Woodford, 1637-1641 is 9781107036383.

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Page last updated 26th April 2016
Book FormatHardback
PublisherCambridge University Press (January 2013)
Weight700g
Number of Pages436
Thickness29 mm
Height216 mm
Width138 mm
ISBN9781107036383
ISBN-101107036380
Product Code4071727
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