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Settlers among empires: conquest and the American Revolution (2018)
Book Chapter
Prior, C. A. W. (2018). Settlers among empires: conquest and the American Revolution. In E. Valliance (Ed.), Remembering Early Modern Revolutions: England, North America, France and Haiti, 79-93. Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Early Stuart Controversy (2017)
Book Chapter
Prior, C. W. A. (2017). Early Stuart Controversy. In A. Hiscock, & H. Wilcox (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern Literature and Religion, 69-83. Oxford University Press (OUP). doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199672806.013.6

The literature of religious controversy that appeared between 1603 and 1642 was concerned with much more than debates on predestinarian theology. Instead, it should be seen as a vital conduit for the discussion of one of the most powerful legacies of... Read More

England’s Wars of Religion: A Reassessment (2015)
Book Chapter
Prior, C. (2015). England’s Wars of Religion: A Reassessment. In W. Palaver, H. Rudolph, & D. Regensburger (Eds.), The European wars of religion: An interdisciplinary reassessment of sources, interpretations and myths, 119-138. Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

Rethinking church and state during the English Interregnum (2013)
Journal Article
Prior, C. W. A. (2014). Rethinking church and state during the English Interregnum. Historical research : the bulletin of the Institute of Historical Research, 87(237), (444-465). doi:10.1111/1468-2281.12042. ISSN 0950-3471

This essay offers a re-examination of the concept of Erastianism as an explanatory tool in discussions of church and state. It focuses in particular on three texts – by Pierre du Moulin, Thomas Cobbet and John Milton - that took up the question of th... Read More

Hebraism and the problem of church and state in England, 1642–1660 (2013)
Journal Article
Prior, C. W. (2013). Hebraism and the problem of church and state in England, 1642–1660. Seventeenth Century, 28(1), (37-61). doi:10.1080/0268117X.2012.758420. ISSN 0268-117X

This essay examines the use of Hebrew sources in debates on church and state in civil war England. It fits within a developing historiography that seeks to uncover the deeper texture of early modern political discourse, and also poses questions about... Read More

Religion, political thought and the English civil war (2013)
Journal Article
Prior, C. W. A. (2012). Religion, political thought and the English civil war. History compass, 11(1), (24-42). doi:10.1111/hic3.12025. ISSN 1478-0542

Religion has always been central to explanations of the political and ideological causes and course of the English civil war. Where historians once privileged aspects of the conflict that associated it with a broader narrative about the historic deve... Read More

England's wars of religion, revisited (2011)
Book
Burgess, G., & Prior, C. W. A. (2011). C. Prior, & G. Burgess (Eds.), England's wars of religion, revisited. Abingdon, Oxford: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

The causes and nature of the civil wars that gripped the British Isles in the mid-seventeenth century remain one of the most studied yet least understood historical conundrums. Religion, politics, economics and affairs local, national and internation... Read More

Cannons and constitutions (2011)
Book Chapter
Prior, C. (2011). Cannons and constitutions. In C. W. A. Prior, & G. Burgess (Eds.), England's Wars of Religion, Revisted, 101 - 123. Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

This chapter examines how the introduction of new ecclesiastical Canons in 1640 touched off a debate among writers who made a direct link between religion and liberty. 

A Confusion of Tongues: Britain's Wars of Reformation, 1625-1642
Book
Prior, C. A Confusion of Tongues: Britain's Wars of Reformation, 1625-1642. The University of Hull

A Confusion of Tongues examines the complex interaction of religion, history, and law in the period before the outbreak of the wars of the Three Kingdoms. It questions interpretations of that conflict that emphasise either the purely doctrinal roots... Read More