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The Stuart Age: England, 1603-1714

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Pub. Date:
9/21/2011
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Summary

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.

Author Biography

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).

Table of Contents

List of maps, figures and genealogical tables

Acknowledgements

Preface to the fourth edition

Abbreviations and short titles

 

PART ONE: EARLY STUART ENGLAND, 1603–1640

Chapter 1: The economy of early Stuart England

Chapter 2: Society in early Stuart England

Chapter 3: The Elizabethan constitution

 

PART TWO: THE REIGNS OF THE EARLY STUARTS, 1603-1640

Chapter 4: The survival of the Elizabethan constitution, 1603-1621

Chapter 5: The breakdown of the Elizabethan constitution, 1621-1640

 

PART THREE: THE ENGLISH REVOLUTION, 1640-1660

Chapter 6: The making of the English Revolution, 1640-1649

Chapter 7: The search for a new settlement, 1649-1660

 

PART FOUR: THE REIGNS OF CHARLES II AND JAMES II, 1660-1688

Chapter 8: The failure of 'the Restoration Settlement', 1660-1667

Chapter 9: 'Catholic' or 'Cavalier' policies, 1668-1674

Chapter 10: Anti-Catholicism and exclusion, 1674-1681

Chapter 11: The trend towards absolutism, 1681-1688

 

PART FIVE: THE REIGNS OF WILLIAM III AND QUEEN ANNE 1689-1714

Chapter 12. The reign of William III, 1689-1702

Chapter 13: The reign of Queen Anne, 1702-1714

 

PART SIX: LATER STUART ENGLAND: CHANGE AND CONTINUITY

Chapter 14: Change

Chapter 15: Continuity: 1714 - the end of the Middle Ages?

 

Bibliographical note

Appendix: Timeline

Index



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