The Differences in Contribution of Radical Puritanism to the English (1642-1688) and American (1775-1783) Revolutions

  • George SHADURI International Black Sea University


The bourgeois revolutions, which occurred in Britain and America, took place in different historical periods. However, in both of them Puritanism stood as the main ideological
banner, supporting these revolutions. Puritanism was not homogeneous, and split into two main groups: moderate Puritans (Presbyterians) and radical Puritans (Independents).
The aim of the present paper is to show that radical Puritanism made greater contribution to American Revolution, and explain the reasons for this difference.
Keywords: Bourgeois revolution, Independents, Presbyterians, radical Puritanism