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Popery and Politics in England, 1660-1688

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In the reign of Charles II, over a century after the Protestant Reformation, England was faced with the prospect of a Catholic king when the King's brother, the future James II became a Catholic. The reaction to his conversion, the fears it aroused and their background form the main theme of this book.

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Overview

In the reign of Charles II, over a century after the Protestant Reformation, England was faced with the prospect of a Catholic king when the King's brother, the future James II became a Catholic. The reaction to his conversion, the fears it aroused and their background form the main theme of this book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521077422
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 9/11/2008
  • Pages: 304
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. The Catholic laity; 2. England and Rome: the Catholic clergy; 3. The penal laws and their enforcement; 4. The development of the anti-Catholic tradition; 5. The Restoration settlement and after; 6. The French alliance and 'Catholicity'; 7. York and Danby; 8. The Popish Plot and the Exclusion Crisis; 9. The Tory reaction; 10. James II and the Church of England Men; 11. James II and the Dissenters; 12. James II and Rome; 13. The missionary effort under James II; 14. The opposition to James II.

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