Why does he declare himself to be a royalist, but seem to side with the parliamentarians?People! Rhetorical questions are lazy. They're not provocative. They're weak placeholders or bits of throat clearing that signal your unwillingness to make a straightforward claim. They're fine for first drafts. But please replace them when you believe yourself to be advancing an actual argument.
Is this really a work that fits within the ars moriendi tradition?
How do we understand this publication strategy?
What accounts for the shift in tone in the third section of the book?*
*Fake examples, but representative.