17th Century Revolutionary England

In the 17th Century, people experienced major social and economic problems that intertwined with religious disagreements and political debates. The turbulence led to civil war, the execution of King Charles I and a failed experiment with Republicanism. But what led Britain into this world turned upside down? And was the society that was delivered a better one than the one before?

In this edition of Not Just the Tudors, Professor Suzannah Lipscomb talks to Dr. Jonathan Healey - author of The Blazing World: A New History of Revolutionary England - about what we can learn from the lives of ordinary people about the fears and worries that drove them to radical action.

This episode was edited by Stuart Beckwith and produced by Elena Guthrie and Rob Weinberg.

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