Dearest Brother: Lauderdale, Tweeddale and Scottish Politics, 1660-1674

Dearest Brother: Lauderdale, Tweeddale and Scottish Politics, 1660-1674

by Maurice Lee Jr.
     
 

Providing the first detailed account of the course of Scottish politics during the reign of Charles II, this history focuses on the years from 1667 to 1673—when, for the only time in the Restoration era, Scottish political leaders were able to make policy for Scotland with minimal interference from London. Based on the unpublished correspondence written by

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Providing the first detailed account of the course of Scottish politics during the reign of Charles II, this history focuses on the years from 1667 to 1673—when, for the only time in the Restoration era, Scottish political leaders were able to make policy for Scotland with minimal interference from London. Based on the unpublished correspondence written by secretary of state John Maitland, earl of Lauderdale, his chief agent in Edinburgh, John Hay, earl of Tweeddale, and Sir Robert Moray—King Charles’s fellow chemist and close friend—this record demonstrates how this triumvirate inaugurated a program of reform that had some initial success but foundered on political and personal disagreements.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781906566166
Publisher:
Birlinn, Limited
Publication date:
02/01/2011
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.30(d)

Meet the Author


Maurice Lee Jr. is the Margaret Judson Professor of History Emeritus at Rutgers University and the author of numerous books on British and Scottish history, including The Inevitable Union: And Other Essays on Early Modern Scotland. He lives in Newark, New Jersey.

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