David Parrott

David Parrott is fellow and tutor in history at New College, Oxford

Sad Century: The 17th-Century Crisis

David Parrott, 5 March 2015

Contemporary accounts​ leave little ambiguity about the character of the 17th century. Natural disasters, warfare, political unrest and rebellion combined to bring about levels of mortality, destruction and collective trauma unmatched until the mid-20th century. The confessional conflicts, rebellions, plagues and famines of the 16th century were mild by comparison. ‘’Tis tru we...

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