Blair Worden, 6 February 1997
Show More Protestantism and Patriotism: Ideologies and the Making of English Foreign Policy 1650-68 by Steven Pincus.
Cambridge, 506 pp., £45, May 1996, 0 521 43487 4Show More
“... the other two, the wars of 1665-7 and 1672-4, happened to be fought under an Anglican monarchy. Steven Pincus’s Protestantism and Patriotism torpedoes that argument and, along with it, the entire historiography of the Anglo-Dutch wars. His subject is the first two of the three wars. They were fought, he maintains, not for economic but for ideological ...”