Almost four decades on, the book remains a fixture of undergraduate reading lists. Underdown went on to pioneer the study of local history, popular politics, gender and sport... [he] combined a prose style of enviable clarity with a complete mastery of the archive.
Wednesday, 28 October 2009
Death of David Underdown
Read my obituary to one of the most original of the scholars of early modern England born between the wars, David Underdown, in the Guardian. Underdown was author of Pride's Purge: Politics in the Puritan Revolution (1971)