The Stuart Age: England, 1603-1714 / Edition 4

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Overview

The Stuart Age provides an accessible introduction to many major themes of the period including: the causes of the English Civil War, the nature of the English Revolution; the aims and achievements of Oliver Cromwell; the continuation of religious passion in the politics of Restoration England; and the impact on Britain of the Glorious Revolution. In it Coward also covers the relevant history of Scotland and Ireland and gives comprehensive treatment of economic, social, intellectual, as well as political and religious history.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405859165
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/16/2011
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 608
  • Sales rank: 1,212,036
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.70 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Barry Coward is an Emeritus Professor of History at Birkbeck College, University of London. His other publications include Oliver Cromwell (Longman, 1991) and his most recent books are The Cromwellian Protectorate (Manchester UP, 2002) and A Companion to Stuart Britain (Blackwell, 2003).

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Table of Contents

PART ONE: EARLY STUART ENGLAND, 1603–1640 1: The economy of early Stuart England 2: Society in early Stuart England 3: The Elizabethan constitution PART TWO: THE REIGNS OF THE EARLY STUARTS, 1603-1640 4: The survival of the Elizabethan constitution, 1603-1621 5: The breakdown of the Elizabethan constitution, 1621-1640 PART THREE: THE ENGLISH REVOLUTION, 1640-1660 6: The making of the English Revolution, 1640-1649 7: The search for a new settlement, 1649-1660 PART FOUR: THE REIGNS OF CHARLES II AND JAMES II, 1660-1688 8: The failure of 'the Restoration Settlement', 1660-1667 9: 'Catholic' or 'Cavalier' policies, 1668-1674 10: Anti-Catholicism and exclusion, 1674-1681 11: The trend towards absolutism, 1681-1688 PART FIVE: THE REIGNS OF WILLIAM III AND QUEEN ANNE 1689-1714 12. The reign of William III, 1689-1702 13: The reign of Queen Anne, 1702-1714 PART SIX: LATER STUART ENGLAND: CHANGE AND CONTINUITY 14: Change 15: Continuity: 1714 - the end of the Middle Ages?

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