The World Turned Upside Down

Radical Ideas During the English Revolution
Christopher Hill
Introduced by Bernard Capp

Historian Christopher Hill examines the fascinating radical groups that grew up around the English Civil War, and the roots of a revolution that never happened.

The World Turned Upside Down is a comprehensive account of the social and religious upheaval caused by the English Civil War in the 1640s and 1650s. Much of the old order had been swept away or transformed, and into this volatile atmosphere of change came various radical groups looking to remake their country. In this fascinating book, Hill looks not at the revolution that happened, but at the remarkable revolution that could have been.

History has to be rewritten every generation, because although the past does not change the present does; each generation asks new questions of the past, and finds new areas of sympathy as it re-lives different aspects of the experiences of its predecessors.

Bound in blocked cloth

Set in Baskerville

464 pages

Frontispiece and 24 pages of colour and black & white plates

Plain slipcase 

˝ x 6¼˝

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