‘Religion’s safe, with priestcraft is the war’: Augustan anticlericalism and the legacy of the English Revolution, 1660-1720.

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Anticlericalism has been neglected as an important element in England between 1660 and 1720. The nature and authority of the Church was inextricably linked to questions of the authority of the Crown and the state, and the rights of conscience.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)547-561
JournalThe European Legacy
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2000


  • Seventeenth Century England
  • Anticlericalism
  • Church and State
  • Divine Right
  • conscience

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