The British Problem and the English Civil War*


  • This is a revised and expanded version of an inaugural lecture delivered at University College, London, on 7 March 1985. I would like to thank Peter Donald for numerous discussions of Scottish matters, and also my Yale pupils, notably Martin Flaherty, David Venderbush and Jim Wilson, who helped to stimulate my interest in matters British. The research for this article was done with assistance from the Small Grants Fund of the British Academy.