A History of the Modern British Isles, 1603-1707: The Double Crown / Edition 1

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Overview

This is a survey of a seminal and intensely controversial period in British history, from the union of the Crowns of England and Scotland in 1603 to the union of the kingdoms in 1707. It explores the intersecting histories of the Stuart monarchies and considers how events in each nation were shaped by being part of a multiple kingdom as well as by their own internal dynamics. Throughout, special attention is given to the personalities and political style of successive rulers. Their role in precipitating two revolutions is examined against the background of longer-term constitutional, religious and social themes. In particular, the parallels between James I and Charles II, and between Charles I and James II, are clearly drawn out.
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"Dr Nicholls has proved to be a resourceful choice ... he delivers an accurate, sensitive and engaging account, never allowing the reader to be lost in the quagmires of scholarly debate." The Historical Association

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631194026
  • Publisher: Wiley, John & Sons, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 4/16/1998
  • Series: A History of the Modern British Isles Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 450
  • Product dimensions: 6.69 (w) x 9.61 (h) x 0.91 (d)

Meet the Author

David L. Smith has been a Fellow of Selwyn College, Cambridge since 1988. He was a Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Chicago in 1991, the year in which he won the Royal Historical Society's Alexander Prize. His previous books include Constitutional Royalism and the Search for Settlement, c. 1640-1649 (1994), and edited with R. Strier and D. Bevington, The Theatrical City: Culture, Theatre and Politics in London 1576-1649 (1995).

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Table of Contents

List of Plates
List of Maps
Preface
List of Abbreviations
Genealogical Tables
1 1603: Union of the Crowns 1
2 Great Britain's Solomon 29
3 The Ascendancy of Buckingham 51
4 The Personal Rule of Charles I 77
5 The Collapse of Multiple Monarchies 105
6 War in Three Kingdoms 131
7 The British Republic 165
8 The Restoration of the British Monarchies 197
9 Court and Country 221
10 Exclusion and Reaction 245
11 A Glorious Revolution? 267
12 Britain under William and Anne 299
13 1707: Union of the Kingdoms 329
Notes 349
Bibliography Essay 359
App. 1: Glossary 382
App. 2 Archbishops of Canterbury, 1603-1707 392
App. 3 Lord Chancellors and Lord Keepers of the Great Seal of England, 1603-1707 393
App. 4 Lord Treasurers of England, 1603-1707 395
App. 5 Principal Secretaries of State of England, 1603-1707 397
App. 6 Chief Governors of Ireland, 1603-1707 402
App. 7 Scottish Secretaries, 1603-1707 405
App. 8(A) English Parliamentary Sessions, 1604-1707 407
App. 8(B) Irish Parliamentary Sessions, 1613-1713 410
App. 8(C) Scottish Parliamentary Sessions, 1604-1707 412
App. 9(A) The Population of England and Wales, 1601-1706 415
App. 9(B) The Population of Ireland, 1603-1712 416
App. 9(C) The Population of Scotland, 1603-1707 417
App. 10 Prices in England, 1601-1700 418
App. 11 Wage-rates in England, 1580-1710 419
Index 420
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