Revolution: The Great Crisis of the British Monarchy, 1685-1720

Revolution: The Great Crisis of the British Monarchy, 1685-1720

by Tim Harris
     
 

To an extraordinary extent everyone in Britain still lives under the shadow of the 'Glorious Revolution' of 1688. It was a massive, brutal and terrifying event, which completely changed the governments of England, Scotland and Ireland and which was only achieved through overwhelming violence. Revolution brilliantly captures the sense that this was a great turning

Overview

To an extraordinary extent everyone in Britain still lives under the shadow of the 'Glorious Revolution' of 1688. It was a massive, brutal and terrifying event, which completely changed the governments of England, Scotland and Ireland and which was only achieved through overwhelming violence. Revolution brilliantly captures the sense that this was a great turning point in Britain's history, but also shows how severe a price was paid to achieve this.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Gripping. . . a much-needed reinterrogation."  —Daily Telegraph

"A magisterial work. . . confident prose, trenchant insight and vivid illustration."  —Independent

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780141016528
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/09/2008
Pages:
640
Sales rank:
544,345
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.76(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

Tim Harris is Professor of History at Brown University, Rhode Island. He previously taught for some years at Emmanuel College, Cambridge. His last book was the widely praised Restoration: Charles II and His Kingdoms, 1660-1685 (published simultaneously with Revolution in paperback) which is a prelude to the current book.

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