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As a prolific historian and scholar of 17th century England Christopher Hill has taken a unique historical perspective on the Civil War and its manifestations He perceives the revolution as being a bourgeois insurrection He also believes that this is the reason for the shaping of England since that timeIn 1913 R G Usher wrote The English Revolution of 1640 is as much an enigma today as it was to Charles It is a riddle which has to be solved No one has tried to solve it because all assumed it was solved be repeating the Grand Remonstrance Every Englishman born since 1800 hasbeen born into a view of English history Christopher Hill did his part to dissect the Revolution and make sense of it The following will describe some of his findings on the subjectThis paper will demonstrate Hills unprecedented knowledge and understanding of the events in the 17th century It will look extensively at some of his works namely Some Intellectual Consequences of the English Revolution Change and Continuity in 17th Century England The Good Old Cause 1640-1660 and his first book The English Revolution 1640 Hills interpretation that three main people influenced the revolution will also be demonstrated in this paperHe was born in York in 1912 as John Edward Christopher Hill While attending college in the 1930s Hill embraced Marxism an ideology that focuses on struggles between the different social classes This is where how he based his interpretation of the revolution Later he attributed the revolution to this by citing the middle class upheaval as being the primary source He has also produced exceptional books that probe subjects such as the Anglican Church and Puritanism Hill was also a member of the Historians Group of the Communist Party HGCP Some of the other members included an extraordinary group namely Rodney Hilton Eric Honsbawm and EP Thompson Hill and other members of the HGCP founded Past and Present
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