Lord Churchill's Coup: The Anglo-American Empire and the Glorious Revolution Reconsidered / Edition 1

Lord Churchill's Coup: The Anglo-American Empire and the Glorious Revolution Reconsidered / Edition 1

by Stephen Saunders Webb
     
 

In Lord Churchill's Coup, Stephen Saunders Webb further advances his revisionist interpretation of the British Empire in the seventeenth century. Having earlier demonstrated that the Anglo-American empire was classic in its form, administered by an army, committed to territorial expansion, and motivated by a crusading religion, Webb now argues that both England and… See more details below

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In Lord Churchill's Coup, Stephen Saunders Webb further advances his revisionist interpretation of the British Empire in the seventeenth century. Having earlier demonstrated that the Anglo-American empire was classic in its form, administered by an army, committed to territorial expansion, and motivated by a crusading religion, Webb now argues that both England and its American social experiments were the underdeveloped elements of an empire emerging on both sides of the Atlantic and that the pivotal moment of that empire, the so-called "Glorious Revolution," was in fact a military coup driven by religious fears.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815605584
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Publication date:
09/01/1998
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
398
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgments
Introduction3
Bk. IA Soldier's Schools
Ch. 1The "Handsome Englishman": 1667-167913
Ch. 2In James Stuart's Service: 1675-168337
Bk. IILord Churchill's Ingratitude
Ch. 3Rebellion and Empire: 1683-168777
Ch. 4Lord Churchill's Coup: 1686-1688124
Bk. IIIArmy and Revolution
Ch. 5The Coup in the Colonies: 1689-1690171
Ch. 6A Decade of Dissent: 1689-1698226
Epilogue266
Appendix: Inglorious Revolution: The Channel Fleet in 1688271
Note on Dates287
Note on Documentary Citations289
Notes291
Index383

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