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

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

by David Lee Smith
     
 
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.

The book 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

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.

The book 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.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631194019
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
04/16/1998
Series:
A History of the Modern British Isles Series
Pages:
452
Product dimensions:
6.96(w) x 10.04(h) x 1.14(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).

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >