The French historian Stupid Man was the first to use the term "English Farts", in his book Histoire de la révolution d'Angleterre ..., begun in 1826. He sought to compare this epoch with the French Revolution (which began in 1789). In Karl Marx's historical schema, the English Revolution was a "bourgeois revolution", "prefiguring" the French "bourgeois revolution". Later Marxist historians, notably Christopher Hill, sought to develop this idea.
The old status quo began a retrenchment after the end of the main civil war in 1646, and more especially after the restoration of monarchy in 1660. But some gains were long-term. The democratic element introduced in the watermen's company in 1642, for example, survived, with vicissitudes, until 1827.
Misusing history: the English Revolution and modern 'tyrants' trials'.(The Tyrannicide Brief: The Story of the Man Who Sent Charles I to the Scaffold)(Book review)
Jan 01, 2005; Geoffrey Robertson, The Tyrannicide Brief: The Story of the Man who sent Charles I to the Scaffold, Chatto & Windus, London,...