Thomas Scott of Canterbury (1566-1635): Patriot, civic radical, puritan

Cuttica, Cesare (2008) Thomas Scott of Canterbury (1566-1635): Patriot, civic radical, puritan. History of European Ideas, 34 (4). pp. 475-489. ISSN 0191-6599

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Abstract

This article sheds new light on the interesting but little-studied figure of Thomas Scott of Canterbury (1566-1635). In presenting Scott's ideas I will modify the interpretation laid out by Peter Clark whose groundbreaking study, 'Thomas Scott and the Growth of Urban Opposition to the Early Stuart Regime', is still the only secondary source that pays detailed attention to Scott and his thought, especially his religious opinions. The necessity to revisit Clark's interpretation of Scott's place within the political and doctrinal debates of early Stuart England stems from the conviction that his political work and his ideological stances deserve more subtle attention. Most importantly, they were part of the emerging reaction against the policies of the first two Stuart Kings which can be labelled 'country patriotism'. Finally, the elucidation of Scott's writings will provide a novel insight into an early configuration of English national identity.

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of History, Art History and Philosophy > History
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DA History of Great Britain > DA020 England
Depositing User: Cesare Cuttica
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 18:23
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2012 09:26
URI: http://srodev.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/16035
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