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The search for the centre as partisan enterprise?
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This chapter explores the emergence of the middle group in Cheshire politics in the spring and summer of 1641, opposed to Sir Thomas Aston’s pro-episcopacy petition, but then prepared to work with him on a petition in defence of the Book of Common Prayer in December 1641. Over this period those engaged in Cheshire politics sought to present themselves as non-partisan defenders of the county’s interests. But, as a study of Aston’s Remonstrance against presbytery demonstrates, this was a particularly hollow claim in his case.

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