Nationhood at the margin: Identity, regionality and the English crown in the seventeenth century

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There is now little doubt that during the early modern period England saw the development of a precocious statehood. It is some years since Patrick Collinson drew our attention to the covenant which sought to ensure continuity in the regime should Elizabeth perish, and since David Norwood highlighted the elements of republicanism in the aristocratic thought of the early seventeenth century. More recently, Sean Kelsey has argued that the interregnum saw creative and effective developments in the ideology and iconography of English republicanism.1 For our purposes here, all this is significant, but the context of this manifestation of a close alignment between state, nation and power, more or less independent of monarchy, was the complex one of the multi-ethnic British Isles. This chapter seeks to examine the interaction not of English state and English nation, but of English state and nation with the non-English communities of Britain and beyond. I will be less concerned with Ireland and Scotland, where there has been significant work already on the interactions between power and nation.2 Rather I want to look at some of the others in this situation who were in some sense territorially defined. All possessed some ethnic, cultural or jurisdictional distinction from the rest of England, in varying measures. Language and Celtic cultural identities mattered in Wales, in Cornwall and in the Isle of Man; Norman-French language and identity in the Channel Islands.

LanguageEnglish
Title of host publicationPower and the Nation in European History
EditorsLen Scales, Oliver Zimmer
PublisherCambridge University Press
Pages232-247
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9780511614538
ISBN (Print)9780521845809
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2005

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Channel Islands
Scotland
Continuity
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Wales
British Isles
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Thornton, T. (2005). Nationhood at the margin: Identity, regionality and the English crown in the seventeenth century. In L. Scales, & O. Zimmer (Eds.), Power and the Nation in European History (pp. 232-247). Cambridge University Press. https://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511614538.011
Thornton, Tim. / Nationhood at the margin : Identity, regionality and the English crown in the seventeenth century. Power and the Nation in European History. editor / Len Scales ; Oliver Zimmer. Cambridge University Press, 2005. pp. 232-247
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