Restoration Politics, Religion and Culture Britain and Ireland, 1660-1714

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  • Copyright: 2010-01-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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This essential volume offers students a number of highly focused chapters on key themes in Restoration history. Each addresses a core question or issue and uses a variety of sources to illustrate and illuminate arguments. The authors provide clear introductions to different aspects of the reigns of Charles II and James VII/II.

Author Biography

GEORGE SOUTHCOMBE is on the History Faculty at Keble College, Oxford. GRANT TAPSELL is a Lecturer in Modern History at University of St Andrews.

Table of Contents

List of Figuresp. x
Prefacep. xii
Abbreviationsp. xiv
Introduction: Why Study Restoration History?p. 1
What was Restored in 1660?p. 6
Restorationp. 7
The Impact of Revolution I: Print and Popular Politicisationp. 11
The Impact of Revolution II: Constitutional Debatep. 13
The Impact of Revolution III: Religionp. 17
Conclusionp. 18
Why were Dissenters a Problem?p. 20
Political Violencep. 21
Church and Dissentp. 23
Dissenting Culturep. 32
Conclusionp. 36
What was at Stake in the Exclusion Crisis?p. 38
The Road to Exclusionp. 43
Perceptions of Crisisp. 46
The Centrality of Exclusionp. 48
The Impact of Exclusionp. 52
Conclusionp. 57
Was Charles II a Successful 'Royal Politician?'p. 59
A King without a Kingdomp. 61
A Sacred Monarch?p. 62
The Image of a Kingp. 64
Conclusionp. 73
Why did James VII and II Lose his Thrones?p. 75
Turning Back the Clock: Making England Catholic Againp. 77
Fearing for the Future: Ostrich Feathers versus Orange Treesp. 87
Protecting the Present: Honour, Interest, and Consciencep. 96
How Important was the 'British' Dimension to Restoration Political Life?p. 100
Restoring Three Kingdomsp. 104
Scotland, Ireland, and the Exclusion Crisisp. 109
The Reign of James VII and IIp. 117
Conclusionp. 122
What was the Importance of Politics Out-of-Doors in this Period?p. 124
Conceptsp. 126
Spacesp. 128
Mediap. 130
Conclusionp. 140
Why Study Restoration Culture?p. 142
Politicsp. 144
Sexp. 150
Religionp. 157
What were the Main Forces for Change and Continuity in the Post-Revolutionary World, 1688-1714?p. 161
The Tory Consciencep. 162
British Contextp. 166
War and State Formationp. 169
Conclusion: Continuity and Changep. 173
Notesp. 178
Further Readingp. 217
Indexp. 223
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