Oliver Cromwell, stern as ever.
For our final week of discussion, be sure to finish the relevant reading in Kishlansky (Chapter 9) and the associated web outlines. There is no further primary reading.
In preparation for both discussion and your final exam, start thinking about the larger themes since our second midterm. How, this is to say, have things changed or stayed the same since 1640? What forces were unleashed during the Civil Wars and Interregnum, and were the actions of the time symptomatic of trends stretching as far back as the Elizabethan Settlement, or, perhaps even the Henrician Reformation? I know the final is a couple weeks off, but now is the time to start thinking about possible essay questions; now is the time to plan for that "A" final exam.
Also, in response to popular demand, attached to this email you'll find the book list for our second visit to Special Collections. Furthermore, as it seemed so many of you were interested in Nicholas Culpeper's book on medicine, I've posted it in full at the course website. You can find a link to it here. The details, below:
Culpeper's last legacy
By: Culpeper, Nicholas,
[London?] : Printed for N. Brooke, 1657.
Bib Name / Number: Wing / C7519
Copy from: Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery