Mark Kishlansky, 31 October 1996
Show More Liberty against the Law: Some 17th-Century Controversies by Christopher Hill.
Allen Lane, 354 pp., £25, April 1996, 0 7139 9119 4Show More
The Rise and Fall of Revolutionary England: An Essay on the Fabrication of 17th-Century History by Alastair MacLaclan.
Macmillan, 431 pp., £13.99, April 1996, 0 333 62009 7Show More
“... to scholarship. Hill has become a subject of research as much as an inspiration for it: Alastair MacLachlan’s The Rise and Fall of Revolutionary England is mostly devoted to his career. Hill’s over-schematised account of the transition from feudalism to capitalism, his modernising Puritans and democratic revolutionaries, have all been swept away ...”