The Stuart Age : England 1603-1714 / Edition 2

The Stuart Age : England 1603-1714 / Edition 2

by Barry Coward

ISBN-10: 0582067227

ISBN-13: 9780582067226

Pub. Date: 04/11/1995

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group

Product Details

Longman Publishing Group
Publication date:
History of England Series
Edition description:
Older Edition
Product dimensions:
6.16(w) x 9.15(h) x 1.27(d)

Table of Contents

List of maps and genealogical tables
Introductory note by the original series editor
Preface to the second edition
Abbreviations and short titles
Pt. 1Early Stuart England, 1603-1640
1The economy of early Stuart England5
The population and the economy5
Agriculture and inland trade9
Mining and manufacture18
Overseas trade and colonization24
2Society in early Stuart England36
The 'history of society'36
Social groups and standards of living43
Intellectual developments and popular beliefs66
3The Elizabethan constitution91
The framework of government91
Stresses within the Elizabethan constitution105
Pt. 2The Reigns of the Early Stuarts, 1603-1640
4The survival of the Elizabethan constitution, 1603-1621119
James I and the succession119
Peace with Spain and the settlement in Ireland124
Puritans and Catholics127
James's first parliament, 1604-10133
Rule without parliament, 1610-21144
5The breakdown of the Elizabethan constitution, 1621-1640151
1621-4: 'Court' versus 'country'?152
The prerogative 'extended ... beyond its just symmetry', 1625-9158
The personal rule, 1629-40165
Pt. 3The English Revolution, 1640-1660
6The making of the English Revolution, 1640-1649185
The 'causes of the English Revolution'185
The constitutional crisis, November 1640-September 1641189
The crisis becomes a civil war, September 1641-July 1642197
The first civil war, 1642-6204
The search for a settlement: king, parliament, the army, and the Scots, 1645-9224
7The failure of revolution, 1649-1660238
The search for a 'godly reformation'238
The Rump Parliament, 1649-53244
Oliver Cromwell253
The Barebones Parliament, July-December 1653259
Cromwellian government, 1653-8261
The end of the Good Old Cause, 1658-60275
Pt. 4The Reigns of Charles II and James II, 1660-1688
8The failure of 'the Restoration Settlement', 1660-1667285
The Convention Parliament, 1660: old wounds reopened and old problems unsolved285
The Cavalier Parliament and the restored monarchy, 1661-4289
The Cavalier Parliament and the restored Church, 1661-4292
The second Dutch war and the downfall of Clarendon, 1664-7298
9'Catholic' or 'Cavalier' policies, 1668-1674304
10Anti-Catholicism and exclusion, 1674-1681314
Danby, 1674-8317
The Popish Plot325
The exclusion crisis, May 1679-March 1681329
11The trend towards absolutism, 1681-1688333
The strengthening of royal authority, 1681-5333
James II and protestant unity, February 1685-June 1688336
The intervention of William of Orange, 1688342
Pt. 5The Reigns of William III and Queen Anne, 1689-1714
12The reign of William III, 1689-1702351
Politics in the reign of William III351
The Glorious Revolution, 1689-90355
A country at war, 1690-7365
Peace and politics: the collapse of the Junto, 1697-1701383
Party issues redefined, 1701-2389
13The reign of Queen Anne, 1702-1714395
Politics in the reign of Queen Anne395
The failure of the 'managers', 1702-8400
The failure of the Whigs and Tories, 1708-14424
Pt. 6Later Stuart England: Change and Continuity
War and constitutional changes449
Religious and intellectual changes457
Economic and social changes469
15Continuity: 1714 - the end of the Middle Ages?493
Bibliographical note498
Appendix: Timeline512

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