This can be the 1st complete research in fifty years of the writer of the main celebrated political tract of the early years of the English Civil battle, Observations upon a few of His Majesties overdue solutions and Expresses. Professor Mendle situates every one of Parker's major tracts in its polemical, highbrow, and political context. He additionally perspectives Parker's literary paintings within the gentle of his profession as privado, or intimate consultant, to prime figures of the parliamentary management. Parker emerges as a fierce opponent of clerical pretension, a strikingly brutal critic of the typical legislation brain, and a number one proponent of parliamentary absolutism.

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