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)
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.

David Underdown looks back to the Tudor age while discussing the upheavals of the mid-17th century, in What Was the English Revolution?

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