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Kin, cash, Catholics and Cavaliers: the role of kinship in the financial management of Major-General John Lambert

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This article considers Lambert's financial activities in respect of Catholics and royalists amongst his kin during the Interregnum. It argues that his assistance to them was based on kinship links established prior to 1642, and demonstrates how Lambert's aid was reciprocated by his royalist kin during his long post-Restoration imprisonment. It also illustrates how the image of Lambert's affluent lifestyle contributed to the erosion of the new model army's unity prior to the Restoration. Finally, the article sheds light on the limits of the revolution during these years, as well as highlighting the complexity of Lambert's political and religious outlook.
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Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: Norwich, Norfolk

Publication date: February 1, 2001

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