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This important text - which has been unavailable for some time - is fully up to date again. Revitalised by a decade of new research, particularly on the constitution, political parties, the church, and the legacy of the civil wars, this new edition will be widely welcomed. John Miller's study has been enhanced by a new chronology guiding students through the thematic chapters and helping them to place the events of this complex period.
Chronicles the twenty-five year reign of Charles II under whose rule Parliament kept most of the powers it had won under Cromwell and shared governing authority with the king.
Preface to the Second Edition.
Note on Referencing System.
Part One: The Restoration.
1. The End of the Interregnum.
2. The Restoration Settlement: The Convention.
3. The Restoration Settlement: The Cavalier Parliament.
Part Two: The Reign of Charles II
4. Society and Government.
5. Politics and the Constitution.
6. Religion and Ideas.
Part Three: Assessment
7. The Place of the Restoration in English History.
Part Four: Documents