Sunday, 27 June 2010

Correspondence on Professor John Kenyon's The Civil War in England.

From C Thompson

Kenyon was a Tory and a member of the Church of England.

The review of Kenyon's book was never intended as an examination of his conservative political views. On his book I merely pointed out that historically speaking he was closer to the Hill school of history than to the revisionists.

I take it that you disagree with the suggestion that he was an "orthodox Tawneyite". As to your point that he was Church of England I am unsure what you mean. His book is fairly objective neither coming down on parliaments or the Kings side. What he thought in private does concern me.