This article discusses the supposed "neutralism" of the county of Worcestershire in the 1640s and suggests that the reason it seemed to be neutral was because there were many different groups there that balanced each other, rather than a single, yet neutral force.
""Neutralism" in Worcestershire,"
Constructing the Past:
1, Article 12.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.iwu.edu/constructing/vol7/iss1/12