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This chapter presents the author's conclusory thoughts on this book that consists a partial narrative of the movement from medieval to modern politics; a partial glimpse of a storm that destroys, reorders, uncovers, and buries. Most historians locate the shift from the medieval world to the modern as occurring roughly during the sixteenth and seventeenth-centuries. The fragile universe of the middle ages was challenged by the new theology of the Reformers. Thus, part of the appeal of Protestantism, one of its selling points, was that it would not try to control the prince. The absolutist claims of Stuart monarchs and the fervor of the New Model Army were fuelled by Reformation ideas placing God at the centre of the universe. It was also partly owing to fear of God's judgment on England that compelled countless purists, Anglican or Dissenting, to the New World.

Keywords: medieval politics; natural law; New Model Army; Protestantism; Reformation



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