Blair Worden, 23 July 1987
Show More Soldiers and Statesmen: The General Council of the Army and its Debates, 1647-1648 by Austin Woolrych.
Oxford, 361 pp., £32.50, June 1987, 0 19 822752 3Show More
“... exclamatory pencilled annotations the romance of discovery survives. And yet, runs the argument of Austin Woolrych’s elegant and meticulous book, the Putney Debates were as eccentric as they are exciting. The franchise, after all, was not on the agenda at Putney, and was peripheral to the proposals for constitutional reform debated there. The issue ...”