By Anthony Milton
Milton’s booklet is neither a standard biography nor easily a learn of revealed works, yet as a substitute constructs an built-in account of Peter Heylyn’s occupation and writings for you to give you the key to realizing a profoundly polemical writer. Early chapters hint Heylyn’s profession within the 1620s whilst his Laudian credentials have been faraway from obvious, and his years because the major professional spokesman for the spiritual guidelines of Charles I’s own rule. additional chapters hint his activities within the 1640s because the goal of a vengeful parliament, editor of the most royalist newsbook and an more and more disappointed pamphleteer; his amazing tried rapprochement with Cromwell within the 1650s; and his makes an attempt to form the recovery cost and his posthumous megastar as a spokesman of the Anglican royalist place. in the course of the booklet, Heylyn’s transferring perspectives and fortunes suggested a tremendous reassessment of the relative coherence and balance of royalism and Laudianism.
Historians of early glossy English politics and faith and literary students will locate this booklet crucial reading.
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