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By the early 1600s, parliaments had become so prominent a part of the constitution that confrontations between the king and leading politicians would inevitably be fought out in them. In the 1640s, these confrontations would descend into real violence, civil war and revolution. And, although the old order was eventually restored, another, less violent, revolution 40 years later would have a profound effect on England’s government, politics and even its religion.
Contributors— Philip Baker Andrew Barclay Vivienne Larminie Patrick Little Stephen Roberts David Scott Paul Seaward