ISBN-10:
0521544017
ISBN-13:
9780521544016
Pub. Date:
01/29/2004
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
William III and the Godly Revolution

William III and the Godly Revolution

by Tony Claydon
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Overview

This book provides the first full account of William III's propaganda during his reign in England, 1689-1702. It thus explores the self-presentation of the English monarchy at a particularly difficult moment. In the 1690s the king had both to justify his irregular succession to the throne in the Glorious Revolution of 1688 and to mobilize his country for mass warfare. Unlike most other works on the political language of late Stuart England, this volume does not concentrate on secular arguments, but rather stresses the importance of religious ideas of the period, insisting that the king solved his ideological problems by posing as a providential ruler sent by God to protect and renew the pure Protestant religion.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521544016
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/29/2004
Series: Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 292
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.67(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; 1. Courtly reformation and the revolution of 1688/9; 2. The resources for royal propaganda; 3. The propagation of courtly reformation; 4. Courtly reformation, the war, the English nation; 5. Courtly reformation and the politics of party; 6. Courtly reformation and country politics; Conclusion.

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