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Worden, Blair

Overview
Works: 45 works in 182 publications in 2 languages and 6,334 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Sources 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: JN531, 328.42
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Most widely held works by Blair Worden
The Rump Parliament, 1648-1653 by Blair Worden( Book )

16 editions published between 1974 and 2003 in English and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Rump Parliament was brought to power in 1648 by Pride's Purge and forcibly dissolved by Oliver Cromwell in 1653. This book is a detailed account of the intervening years. Dr Worden concentrates particularly on the Rump's policies in the contentious fields of legal, religious and electoral reform; its attempts to live down its revolutionary origins, to disown its more radical supporters, to conciliate those Puritans alienated by the purge and the King's death, and to re-create the Roundhead party of the 1640s. He examines the Rump's struggles for survival in the face of the Royalist threat between 1649 and 1651, and its fatal quarrel with the Cromwellian army thereafter. A concluding chapter deals with the Rump's forcible dissolution. This novel and challenging interpretation of the most dramatic phase of the English Revolution will interest all specialists in seventeenth-century political and constitutional history
The sound of virtue : Philip Sidney's Arcadia and Elizabethan politics by Blair Worden( Book )

8 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written around 1580, Philip Sidney's Arcadia is a romance, a love story, a work of wit and enchantment set in an ancient and mythical land. But, as Blair Worden now startlingly reveals, it is also a grave and urgent commentary on Elizabethan politics. Under the protective guise of pastoral fiction, Sidney produced a searching reflection on the misgovernment of Elizabeth I and on the failings of monarchy as a system of government
History & imagination : essays in honor of H.R. Trevor-Roper( Book )

17 editions published between 1981 and 1982 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Stuart England( Book )

9 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 518 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geïllustreerde historische beschrijving van Engeland in de 17e eeuw
Literature and politics in Cromwellian England : John Milton, Andrew Marvell, Marchamont Nedham by Blair Worden( Book )

23 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book, by the pre-eminent historian of Cromwellian England, offers a fresh approach to the political lives of the two great poets of the Puritan Revolution, John Milton and Andrew Marvell. Blair Worden shows how differently their writing reads when its involvement in epochal events is historically reconstructed. We trace the responses of the two men to the execution of King Charles I; to the experience, unique in English history, of republican government; to the failure of that experiment; and to the rule of Oliver Cromwell, whose ascent, at the expense of king and parliament alike, inspired ambivalent sentiment in Milton and Marvell. Both authors underwent intensely felt changes of allegiance between the regicide and the Restoration. First we follow Marvell's gradual and painful transition from royalism to Cromwellianism. Then we examine Milton's entry into politics under the Commonwealth and the revisions of his perspective that followed it. We watch his difficult and disillusioning relationships with the successive regimes of the Interregnum, and view his engagement, in immortal poetry, with the collapse of Puritan rule. Our third author is Marvell's and Milton's common literary partner, and their colleague in government service at Whitehall, the political thinker and pioneering journalist Marchamont Nedham, whose writing shares and illuminates the preoccupation of the two more famous writers with the debates and dilemmas of that volatile era."--Jacket
The English Civil Wars, 1640-1660 by Blair Worden( Book )

8 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 360 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nothing in English history has so imprinted itself on the nation's history as the upheavals of the mid-seventeenth century. And nothing has so divided posterity. This short book provides a crisp and lucid narrative of the complicated events of 1640 to 1660 - not just the war between King and Parliament of 1642-6 but the second civil war, the execution of King Charles 1, the rule of Cromwell and finally the restoration of the monarchy in 1660. But it also aims at something more elusive: to get behind the concerns and preoccupations of later generations and explain what contemporaries on both sides thought they were fighting for and against." "This account stresses the unpredictability not only of the military outcomes but also of the longer-term results."--Jacket
Soldiers, writers, and statesmen of the English Revolution by I. J Gentles( Book )

10 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 341 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of essays about major aspects of the 'English Revolution' of the mid-seventeenth century
God's instruments : political conduct in the England of Oliver Cromwell by Blair Worden( Book )

20 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Puritan Revolution escaped the control of its creators. The parliamentarians who went to war with Charles I in 1642 did not want or expect the fundamental changes that would follow seven years later: the trial and execution of the king, the abolition of the House of Lords, and the creation of the only republic in English history. There were startling and unexpected developments, too, in religion and ideas: the spread of unorthodox doctrines; the attainment of a wide measure of liberty of conscience; new thinking about the moral and intellectual bases of politics and society. God's Instruments centres on the principal instrument of radical change, Oliver Cromwell, and on the unfamiliar landscape of the decade he dominated, from the abolition of the monarchy in 1649 to the return of the Stuart dynasty in 1660"--Jacket
Roundhead reputations : the English civil wars and the passions of posterity by Blair Worden( Book )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 238 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The scars of England's Civil Wars have never healed. In Roundhead Reputations Blair Worden shows how, over 350 years, the memory of the conflict has been a battlefield of its own." "In every age, writers and readers have seen their own reflections in the conflict and have used images of Puritan rule to sanction programmes for the present. The 'Cavalier' allegiance has been inherited by successive generations of Tories and Anglicans, the 'Roundhead' one by their opponents. Contending against each other, the two traditions have also divided within themselves." "Roundhead Reputations tells the Parliamentarian side of the story. It explains how radical Whigs in the late seventeenth and the eighteenth century, combative Liberals and Nonconformists in the nineteenth, and Marxists in the twentieth struggled against more establishment-minded Roundhead sympathizers for interpretative supremacy."--BOOK JACKET
Hugh Trevor-Roper : the historian by Blair Worden( Book )

9 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than any other historian of his generation, Hugh Trevor-Roper (1914-2003) remains a vitalizing intellectual presence in Britain and beyond. Convinced of the historian's duty to inform and stimulate the public mind, he traversed the boundaries of professional specialization in search of broad conclusions, drawn from reflection on problems across time and space, that would bring a historical dimension to contemporary thought and debate. These essays, whose authors include some of the most distinguished historians of their own generation, supply the first extensive assessment of the development and content of his historical philosophy and of tachievementsnts and significance of his writing. Drawing on his rich private archive, with its voluminous drafts and revealing correspondence, the essays address a wide range of his subject-matter, as well as exploring recurrent features of his work: his belief in controversy, his espousal of unconventional opinions, his literary sensibility, and his exhilarating prose. There is particular attention to the two historical areas on which he wrote most: the era, British and Europeafrom thethe Renaissance, through the wars of religion, to the Enlightenment; and the Second World War, which, after his own career in wartime intelligence, produced his most famous book, The Last Days of Hitler. The essays illuminate not only Trevor-Roper's own career but the preoccupations and values of a generation shaped by the struggle against Hitler and then by the Cold War, experiences now sufficiently distant to be brought into historical focus
John Milton : life, writing, reputation( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These essays lead the reader into the political and intellectual worlds within which John Milton wrote his verse and prose, and into the later worlds within which his reputation evolved and fluctuated. The illuminating and entertaining range of perspectives will appeal to specialists and non-specialists alike
1640-1660 by Blair Worden( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A brilliant appraisal of the Civil War and after, by an acclaimed historian
Rechnergestützte Administration von heterogenen Netzen : eine Anforderungsanalyse by Volker Bohn( Book )

3 editions published in 1990 in German and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lord Dacre, Hugh Trevor-Roper : interviewed by Blair Worden by H. R Trevor-Roper( Visual )

3 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historian Trevor-Roper talks about his intellectual background and career and his ideas
A voyce from the watch tower by Edmund Ludlow( Book )

1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Soldiers, writers, and statesmen of the English Revolution( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays examines the struggles of the people of England with the collapse of civilization as they knew it. As the country fell into civil war and near anarchy, the people sought out in word and action how to preserve what could still be preserved or to create new political, religious and social certainties. The authors discuss individuals or groups who were soldiers, writers or statesmen of the Civil Wars or the Interregnum, people who were at the centre of power or in more humble and localized circumstances. All of the authors take their inspiration from the work of Austin Woolrych, whose own books and articles focus on these very questions. This volume is published in his honour
The rump parliament 1648-1643 by Blair Worden( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The print in Stuart Britain by Blair Worden( )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The excellencie of a free-state : or, The right constitution of a commonwealth by Marchamont Nedham( Book )

3 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written in defence of the Commonwealth versus the king
The Rump Parliament 1648-53 by Blair Worden( Book )

3 editions published between 1974 and 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The sound of virtue : Philip Sidney's Arcadia and Elizabethan politics
Alternative Names
Worden, B.

Worden, Blair 1945-

Languages
English (150)

German (3)

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The sound of virtue : Philip Sidney's Arcadia and Elizabethan politicsLiterature and politics in Cromwellian England : John Milton, Andrew Marvell, Marchamont NedhamThe English Civil Wars, 1640-1660Soldiers, writers, and statesmen of the English RevolutionRoundhead reputations : the English civil wars and the passions of posterityJohn Milton : life, writing, reputation1640-1660A voyce from the watch towerSoldiers, writers, and statesmen of the English Revolution