Women of the Underground: Political Repression, Kinship Networks, and the Transatlantic Resistance to Restoration Politics
Author: Cynthia Van Zandt, University of New Hampshire
Comment: Adrian Weimer, Providence College
Tuesday 2 February
Virtual Event - hosted by the Massachusetts Historical Society
Non-conformist resistance to the Stuart Restoration is often told as the history of ministers, regicides, and other men who actively preserved their loyalty to political and religious ideals of the 1640s and 1650s. However, many of the ongoing activities necessary to preserve the movement were carried out by women. This paper explores women’s roles in the transatlantic kinship, religious, and veterans’ networks which enabled nonconformists to sustain themselves in the face of defeat and repression.
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