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Introduction

This introduction presents an overview of key concepts that are discussed in the subsequent chapters of this book. The book focuses on the understudied correspondence of Goffe. It represents a significant departure from the first three, in that the focus of attention shifts to non-royalists. The book concerns the exile of the regicides William Goffe and Edward Whalley in New England, demonstrating that the phenomenon of exile in the English Revolution and Restoration extends well beyond the royalist orbit. It continues with an appraisal of the lengths to which several royalist exiles among them Thomas Howard, Earl of Arundel and Sir Ralph Verney go to have themselves and their spouses buried in England. The book explores Firth's study of the political and social conditions of royalists living in England during the English Revolution is pertinent, in terms of background, at least, to my own study of internal exile.