The House of Lords in the Reign of Charles II

The House of Lords in the Reign of Charles II

by Andrew Swatland
     
 

This is the first comprehensive study of the House of Lords in the reign of Charles II. It examines the House's institutional and political activities, and reveals the vital role played by the peerage in Caroline parliaments. Andrew Swatland draws on an extensive range of sources to analyse the membership and procedural developments of the House of Lords, relating… See more details below

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This is the first comprehensive study of the House of Lords in the reign of Charles II. It examines the House's institutional and political activities, and reveals the vital role played by the peerage in Caroline parliaments. Andrew Swatland draws on an extensive range of sources to analyse the membership and procedural developments of the House of Lords, relating these to legislative, judicial and political issues in Restoration England. He sheds light on the Lords' relations with the king and the Commons, and assesses the contribution made by peers and bishops to the Restoration church settlement. He also describes the emergence of political parties, reinterpreting 'Toryism' and 'Whiggism' during the succession crisis of 1679-81. This detailed and balanced study is both a major institutional history and an important contribution to the history of Restoration politics and political culture.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521554589
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2010
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History Series
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

List of tables
Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Note on the text
Pt. 1From Abolition to Restoration7
Pt. 2Members and the Business of the House27
Pt. 3King, Lords and Commons91
Pt. 4Religion143
Pt. 5Politics201
App. 1Temporal members of the House of Lords264
App. 2The bishops, 1661-1681275
Index279

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