“A commonwealth is not fit for us, because we are not fit for a commonwealth”: Trimming and Republicanism in the Restoration Crisis

This seminar is in hybrid format

Suggested preparatory reading:

Jonathan Scott, Algernon Sidney and the Restoration Crisis, 1677-1683 (1991), ch. 7; Andrew Mansfield, ‘The First Earl of Shaftesbury’s Resolute Conscience and Aristocratic Constitutionalism’, Historical Journal (in press, 2021)

Gaby Mahlberg, Henry Neville and English Republican Culture in the seventeenth century: dreaming of another game (2009), ch. 1