Title

Kings, Old Ironsides, Levelers, & A Rump

Presenter Information

Mark Allison

Department

History and Political Science

Major

History

Research Advisor

Bruening, Michael W. (Michael Wilson)

Advisor's Department

History and Political Science

Abstract

The Interregnum Period of English history (1649-1660) has often been described as a failed attempt to create a true republic in England; however, the period had a lasting impact on the development of modern England. This paper highlights the permanent changes the Interregnum had on both Parliamentary and citizen rights in England, the overhaul of England’s military doctrine, and England’s growing influence throughout the British Isles. In order to highlight the changes brought during the Interregnum Period, this paper breaks down the immediate and lasting impact of the period by analyzing primary and secondary source documents, as well as providing a detailed look into the life of George Monck. A prominent figure in the Interregnum, who commanded forces in most of the major English conflicts of the period and served as military governor, Monck both witnessed and took part in the rise and fall of the English Commonwealth.

Biography

Mark Allison is a sophomore in the Missouri S&T History & Political Science Department, and is pursuing a Bachelor's Degree in History with an emphasis on Secondary Education. He is from Cuba, Missouri, where he developed an interest for history and the importance of educating the next generations of students the historic lessons of the past. His research is primarily focused on the history of Britain.

Research Category

Arts and Humanities

Presentation Type

Oral Presentation

Document Type

Presentation

Award

Arts and humanities oral presentation, Second place

Location

Ozark Room

Presentation Date

16 Apr 2019, 9:00 am - 9:30 am

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Kings, Old Ironsides, Levelers, & A Rump

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The Interregnum Period of English history (1649-1660) has often been described as a failed attempt to create a true republic in England; however, the period had a lasting impact on the development of modern England. This paper highlights the permanent changes the Interregnum had on both Parliamentary and citizen rights in England, the overhaul of England’s military doctrine, and England’s growing influence throughout the British Isles. In order to highlight the changes brought during the Interregnum Period, this paper breaks down the immediate and lasting impact of the period by analyzing primary and secondary source documents, as well as providing a detailed look into the life of George Monck. A prominent figure in the Interregnum, who commanded forces in most of the major English conflicts of the period and served as military governor, Monck both witnessed and took part in the rise and fall of the English Commonwealth.