English Civil War

The English Civil War (1642–1651) was a series of armed conflicts and political machinations between Parliamentarians and Royalists principally over the manner of England’s governance.


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B

Robert Bennet, King Charles Triall Justified, 9 May 1649

C

John Canne, The Golden Rule, or Justice Advanced, 16 February 1649
Oliver Cromwell, A New Remonstrance and Declaration from the Army, 18 November 1648
Oliver Cromwell, The Declaration of Lieutenant Generall Crumwel Concerning the Levellers, 14 May 1649

F

James Freize, A Moderate Inspection into the Corruption of the Common Law of England, 17 June 1656
James Freize, The Out-cry!, 16 May 1659
James Freize, Every mans Right, 18 April 1646
James Frieze, Why not? Eight queries made to the Parliament, 22 August 1649

G

John Goodwin, Anti-Cavalierism, 21 October 1642
John Goodwin, Theomachia; Or the Grand Imprudence of men running the hazard of Fighting Against God, 2 September 1644
John Goodwin, Right and Might Well mett, 1 Jan 1649
Thomas Goodwin, Philip Nye, Sidrach Simpson, Jeremiah Burroughes, and William Bridge, An Apologetical Narration, humbly submitted to the Honourable House of Parliament, 3 January 1644
Robert Greville, A Discourse opening the Nature of that Episcopacie, November 1641

H

Charles Herle, A Fuller Answer to a Treatise written by Doctor Ferne, 29 Dec 1642
Philip Hunton, A Treatise of Monarchy, 24 May 1643
Philip Hunton, A Vindication of the Treatise of Monarchy, 26 March 1644

L

George Lawson, Conscience Puzzel’d About, 20 Dec 1649

M

John Marsh, The Great Question concerning the Militia, 30 September 1642
John Milton, Of Reformation Touching Church Discipline in England, May 1641
John Milton, Of Prelatical Episcopacy, June or July 1641
John Milton, Animadversions upon The Remonstrants Defence against Smectymnuus, July 1641
John Milton, The Reason of Church-Government Urged against Prelaty, Jan or Feb 1642
John Milton, An Apology against a Pamphlet (for Smectymnuus, April 1642
John Milton, The Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce, August 1643
John Milton, Of Reformation Touching Church Discipline in England, May 1641
John Milton, Of Prelatical Episcopacy, June or July 1641
John Milton, The Reason of Church-Government Urged against Prelaty, Jan or Feb 1642
John Milton, Animadversions upon The Remonstrants Defence against Smectymnuus, July 1641
John Milton, An Apology against a Pamphlet (for Smectymnuus, April 1642
John Milton, Of Education, June 1644
John Milton, Areopagitica: A Speech of Mr John Milton for the liberty of unlicensed printing, to the Parliament of England, Nov 1644
John Milton, The Doctrine and Discipline of Divorce, August 1643
John Milton, The Judgement of Martin Bucer Concerning Divorce, July 1644
John Milton, Tetrachordon, March 1645
John Milton, Colasterion, March 1645
John Milton, The Tenure of Kings and Magistrates, Feb 1649
John Milton, Observations upon the Articles of Peace with the Irish Rebels, May 1649
John Milton, Eikonoklastes, Oct 1649
John Milton, Defensio pro Populo Anglicano, [First Defence] 1651
John Milton, A Treatise of Civil Power in Ecclesiastical Causes, Feb 1659
John Milton, Considerations Touching the Likeliest Means to Remove Hirelings out of the Church, May 1659
John Milton, A Letter to a Friend (Concerning the Ruptures of the Commonwealth), 20 Oct 1659
John Milton, A Letter to Monk (The Present Means and Brief Delineation of a Free Commonwealth), March 1660
John Milton, The Ready and Easy Way to Establish a Free Commonwealth, March 1660
John Milton, Brief Notes Upon a Late Sermon (titled The Fear of God and the King), April 1660
John Milton, Defensio Secunda, [Second Defence] 1654

P

Henry Parker, Observations upon some of his Majesties late Answers and Expresses, 2 July 1642
Henry Parker, The Case of Shipmoney briefly discoursed, 3 Nov 1640
Henry Parker, Of a Free Trade, 5 February 1648
Isaac Penington, The Right, Liberty and Safety of the People Briefly Asserted, 15 May 1651
John Pym, The Speech or Declaration of John Pym, 12 April 1641

R

Henry Robinson, Liberty of Conscience: Or the Sole means to obtaine Peace and Truth, 24 March 1644
John Rushworth [attributed to Henry Ireton], A Declaration, or, Representation From his Excellency, Sir Thomas Fairfax, And the Army under his command, Humbly tendred to the parliament, 14 June 1647
John Rushworth, A Petition concerning the Draught of an Agreement of the People, 20 January 1649

S

John Streater, A Glympse of that Jewel Libertie, 31 March 1653
John Streater, The Picture of the New Courtier, 18 April 1656
John Streater, Government Described, 1 June 1659

W

George Walker, Anglo-Tyrannus, or the Idea of a Norman Monarch, 3 December 1650
Benjamin Worsley, Free Ports, 1652

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