Respond to the following sets of questions (each with a 8 sentence, minimum, answer) below:
-Who were the authors of these texts (make reasoned speculations)? What kind of people were they (status, identity, etc.)? When were these texts written? What kind of texts are they (e.g. diary? pamphlet? law code? secondary scholarly source?)? What are each of these texts “doing” (What are these texts describing? What are these texts arguing? Why would the author write these texts?)?
-In what ways do the variety of positions (Presbyterian, Cromwellian, Leveler) reflect puritan concerns about government in church and state? What are the problems in England and what are the solutions? What should the basis of English society be so as to best secure peace and freedom?