Regulating Religion and Morality in the King's Armies, 1639-1646

Regulating Religion and Morality in the King's Armies, 1639-1646

Regulating Religion and Morality in the King's Armies, 1639-1646

Regulating Religion and Morality in the King's Armies, 1639-1646

Synopsis

This book documents the commitment of the commanders of Charles I's armies to religious observance and moral discipline. Through a close textual analysis of printed military regulations, royal proclamations, and injunctions, a long tradition of British military regulation is outlined and developmental patterns of influence in the orders are traced. In these sources, swearing, drunkenness, fornication, and duelling, as well as attendance at prayers and sermons were perennial concerns and it may be necessary to re-examine the stereotypical image of the Cavalier. The official foundation of the British Army Chaplains Corps is finally identified and shown to belong in the Royalist army. Many details about attitudes to and the status of women in the Kings armies are provided.
Search by... Author
Show... All Results Primary Sources Peer-reviewed

Oops!

An unknown error has occurred. Please click the button below to reload the page. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.