Honors Senior Theses/Projects

Date of Award


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Exit Requirement

Undergraduate Honors Thesis/Project


Honors Program

Faculty Advisor

Elizabeth Swedo

Honors Program Director

Gavin Keulks




During the decade of the 1650s, England had no King or Queen. Instead, an increasingly monarchical parliamentary system of government reigned. This government was controlled by Puritans, a hardline sect of Protestant Christianity. Although they were a religious minority and their laws relating to morality were unpopular, the Puritans pursued this policies with religious zeal linking seemingly innocuous activities, such as cock-fighting or a may-pole celebration with the supposed evils of Catholicism. Legal documents such as “March 1654: An Ordinance for prohibiting Cock-matches” and...

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