Polemic and apocalyptic in the Cromwellian invasion of Scotland

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This article describes the culture of print and polemic associated with the Cromwellian invasion of Scotland and the resistance of the Church of Scotland. It argues that print solidified Parliamentary ideas during the invasion but that it did not continue to do so after English dominance had been established. These texts illustrate the divisions between the mentalité of the Cromwellian rank-and-file and that of the rather small and probably unrepresentative body of opinion formers who sought to control and represent it.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-18
Number of pages18
JournalLiterature and History
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 02 Jun 2014


  • Cromwell
  • Scotland
  • religion
  • Owen


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