- England -- 17th century.
- England -- 17th century.
- Great Britain -- Stuarts, 1603 -- 714.
- Great Britain -- History -- Stuarts, 1603-1714
- England -- Social conditions -- 17th century.
- England -- Civilization -- 17th century.
- 0582772516 (pbk.)
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- Previous ed.: 1994.
- Includes biBDATAiographical references and index.
- Lists of maps and genealogical tables. Introductory note by the original series editor. Acknowledgements. Preface. Preface to the second edition. Abbreviations and short titles. PART ONE: EARLY STUART ENGLAND, 1603- 1640. Introduction. 1. The economy of early Stuart England. The population and the economy. Agriculture and inland trade. Mining and manufacture. Overseas trade and colonization. Towns. Conclusion. 2. Society in early Stuart England. The 'history of society'. Social groups and standards of living. Intellectual developments and popular beliefs. Conclusion. 3. The Elizabethan constitution The framework of government Stresses within the Elizabethan constitution. PART TWO: THE REIGNS OF THE EARLY STUARTS, 1603-1640. Introduction. 4. The survival of the Elizabethan constitution, 1603-1621. James I and the succession. Peace with Spain and the settlement in Ireland Puritans and Catholics James's first parliament, 1604-10. Rule without parliament, 1610-21. 5. The breakdown of the Elizabethan constitution, 1621-1640 1621-4: 'Court' versus 'country'? The prerogative 'extended...beyond its just symmetry', 1625-9. The personal rule, 1629-40 PART THREE: THE ENGLISH REVOLUTION, 1640-1660. 6. The making of the English Revolution, 1640-1649. The 'causes of the English Revolution' The constitutional crisis, November 1640-September 1641. The crisis becomes a civil war, September 1641-July 1642. The first civil war, 1642-6. The search for a settlement: king, parliament, the army, and the Scots, 1645-9. 7. The failure of revolution, 1649-1660 The search for a 'godly reformation' The Rump Parliament, 1649-53 Oliver Cromwell The Barebones Parliament, July-December 1653. Cromwellian government, 1653-8. The end of the Good Old Cause, 1658-60. PART FOUR: THE REIGNS OF CHARLES II AND JAMES II, 1660-1688. Introduction. 8. The failure of 'the Restoration Settlement', 1660-1667. The Convention Parliament, 1660: old wounds reopened and old problems unsolved The Cavalier Parliament and the restored monarchy, 1661-4 The Cavalier Parliament and the restored Church, 1661-4. The second Dutch war and the downfall of Clarendon, 1664-7 9. 'Catholic' or 'Cavalier' policies, 1668-1674. 10. Anti-Catholicism and exclusion, 1674-1681. Anti-Catholicism Danby, 1674-8. The Popish Plot The exclusion crisis, May 1679-March 1681. 11. The trend towards absolutism, 1681-1688 The strengthening of royal authority, 1681-5. James II and protestant unity, February 1685-June 1688 The intervention of William of Orange, 1688 PART FIVE: THE REIGNS OF WILLIAM III AND QUEEN ANNE 1689-1714. Introduction. 12. The reign of William III, 1689-1702. Politics in the reign of William III The Glorious Revolution, 1689-90. A country at war, 1690-7 Peace and politics: the collapse of the Junto, 1697-1701. Party issues redefined, 1701-2. 13. The reign of Queen Anne, 1702-1714. Politics in the reign of Queen Anne The failure of the 'managers', 1702-8. The failure of the Whigs and Tories, 1708-14. PART SIX: LATER STUART ENGLAND: CHANGE AND CONTINUITY. 14. Change War and constitutional changes. Religious and intellectual changes. Economic and social changes. 15. Continuity: 1714 - the end of the Middle Ages? Bibliographical note. Appendix: Timeline. Index.
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