Samuel Rawson Gardiner (1829–1902) was a distinguished Victorian historian of the seventeenth century who coined the term 'Puritan Revolution' and was noted for his use of and editorial work on primary sources. This ten-volume work was published in 1883–4, though he had already published eight volumes on the period 1603–37, of which the first two were considerably revised for this edition; and in later works he continued the story through the Civil War, the Commonwealth and the Protectorate. The series was highly...
Samuel Rawson Gardiner (1829–1902) was a distinguished Victorian historian of the seventeenth century who coined the term 'Puritan Revolution' and was noted for his use of and editorial work on primary sources. This ten-volume work was published in 1883–4, though he had already published eight volumes on the period 1603–37, of which the first two were considerably revised for this edition; and in later works he continued the story through the Civil War, the Commonwealth and the Protectorate. The series was highly regarded in its time, and reprinted often, although it was not without its critics. Gardiner aimed at writing 'scientific history', relying on the facts to speak for themselves, but inevitably his selection of evidence, and the conclusions he drew from it, were coloured by the attitudes of his time. Its chief value today is for Gardiner's wide knowledge of less familiar source materials, and for historiographers.
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Table of Contents
Volume 1: Preface; 1. The Tudor monarchy; 2. Church and state in Scotland; 3. James I and the Catholics; 4. The Hampton Court Conference and the parliamentary opposition; 5. The enforcement of conformity; 6. Gunpowder Plot; 7. The oath of allegiance; 8. The post-nati; 9. The pacification of Ireland; 10. The plantation of Ulster. Volume 2: 11. The new impositions, and the truce of Antwerp; 12. The prohibitions, and the colonisation of Virginia; 13. The Great Contract; 14. The breach with the Commons; 15. Foreign alliances; 16. The Essex divorce; 17. The Addled Parliament; 18. The Benevolence, and the Irish Parliament; 19. The opposition to Somerset; 20. The fall of Somerset; 21. Two foreign policies. Volume 3: Preface to the third volume; 22. The disgrace of Chief Justice Coke; 23. The Spanish marriage treaty; 24. The Privy Council and the favourite; 25. Raleigh's last voyage; 26. Virginia, and the East Indies; 27. The fall of the Howards; 28. Ecclesiastical parties in Scotland and England; 29. The Bohemian revolution; 30. Doncaster's mission to Germany, and the Bohemian election; 31. The invasion of the Palatinate; 32. The loss of Bohemia. Volume 4: Preface to the fourth volume; 33. The monopolies; 34. The fall of Lord Chancellor Bacon; 35. The jurisdiction of Parliament; 36. The voyage of the 'Mayflower'; 37. The dissolution of the union; 38. Lord Digby's mission to Vienna; 39. The dissolution of 1621; 40. The war in the Lower Palatinate; 41. Fresh efforts of diplomacy; 42. The mission of Endymion Porter. Volume 5: Preface to the fifth volume; 43. The journey to Madrid; 44. The marriage contract; 45. The prince's return; 46. The breach with Spain; 47. The dissolution of the Spanish treaties; 48. Buckingham's ascendancy; 49. The French marriage treaty; 50. The last days of James I; 51. Military and diplomatic projects of the new reign; 52. The first parliament of Charles I at Westminster; 53. Pennington's fleet; 54. The first parliament of Charles I at Oxford. Volume 6: Preface to the sixth volume; 55. The expedition to Cadiz; 56. Growing estrangements between the courts of England and France; 57. The leadership of Sir John Eliot in the second parliament of Charles I; 58. The impeachment of the Duke of Buckingham; 59. The rupture with France; 60. The expedition to Rhé; 61. Prerogative government in church and state; 62. The parliamentary leadership of Sir Thomas Wentworth; 63. The Petition of Right; 64. Remonstrance and prorogation; 65. The assassination of the Duke of Buckingham. Volume 7: Preface to the seventh volume; 66. Preparations for a parliamentary session; 67. The session of 1629; 68. Privilege of Parliament before the judges; 69. Laud, Wentworth, and Weston; 70. Futile diplomacy; 71. Divergent tendencies in politics and religion; 72. The king's visit to Scotland; 73. The beginnings of Laud's archbishopric; 74. The first writ of ship-money. Volume 8: Preface to the eighth volume; 75. Ireland under St. John and Falkland; 76. Wentworth in Ireland; 77. The second writ of ship-money; 78. The metropolitical visitation; 79. Panzani's mission; 80. The Earl of Arundel's mission to Vienna; 81. The court-martial of Lord Mountmorris; 82. The third writ of ship-money; 83. The religious opposition; 84. The constitutional opposition; 85. The riots in Edinburgh; 86. The Scottish Covenant; 87. The Assembly of Glasgow. Volume 9: Preface to the ninth volume; 88. First Bishops' War; 89. The Treaty of Berwick; 90. The ascendancy of Wentworth; 91. The Short Parliament; 92. Passive resistance; 93. The Second Bishops' War; 94. The Treaty of Ripon; 95. The first two months of the Long Parliament; 96. The Triennial Act, and the ecclesiastical debates; 97. The impeachment of the Earl of Strafford; 98. The Bill of Attainder; 99. Ecclesiastical divisions and constitutional reforms. Volume 10: Preface to the tenth volume; 100. The format