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A Companion to Stuart Britain

Barry Coward (Editor)
ISBN: 978-1-4051-8998-9
592 pages
January 2009, Wiley-Blackwell
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Covering the period from the accession of James I to the death of Queen Anne, this companion provides a magisterial overview of the ‘long' seventeenth century in British history.
  • Comprises original contributions by leading scholars of the period
  • Gives a magisterial overview of the ‘long' seventeenth century
  • Provides a critical reference to historical debates about Stuart Britain
  • Offers new insights into the major political, religious and economic changes that occurred during this period
  • Includes bibliographical guidance for students and scholars
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List of Plates.

Notes on Contributors.

Introduction: Barry Coward (Birbeck College, University of London).

Part I: Stuart Britain and the Wider World:.

1. The Multiple Kingdoms of Britain and Ireland: The ‘British Problem’: Allan I. MacInnes (University of Aberdeen).

2. The Making of Great Britain and Ireland: Toby Barnard (Hertford College, University of Oxford).

3. Asia, the Atlantic and the Subjects of the British Monarchy: Nicholas Canny (National University of Ireland, Galway).

Part II: The Changing Face of Stuart Britain:.

4. The Rise of the Fiscal State: Michael J Braddick (University of Sheffield).

5. The Press and Popular Political Opinion: Ian Atherton (University of Keele).

6. Gender Relations: Elizabeth Foyster (University of Dundee).

7. Crime and Popular Protest: Steve Hindle (University of Warwick).

8. Economic and Urban Development: Craig Muldrew (University of Cambridge).

9. Literature and History: Thomas N. Corns (University of Wales, Bangor).

10. Art, Architecture and Politics: Tim Wilks (Southampton Institute).

11. Scientific Change: Its Setting and Stimuli: Michael Hunter (Birbeck College, London).

Part III: Stuart Britain 1603–1642:.

12. Politics in Early Stuart Britain, 1603–1640: David L. Smith (University of Cambridge).

13. Religion in Early Stuart Britain 1603–1642: Tom Webster (University of Edinburgh).

14. Political Thought in Early Stuart Britain: Malcolm Smuts (University of Massachusetts, Boston).

15. The Outbreak of the Civil Wars in the Three Kingdoms: Jason Peacey (The History of Parliament Trust).

Part IV: Stuart Britain 1642–1660:.

16. The Wars of the Three Kingdoms, 1642–1649: David Scott (The History of Parliament Trust).

17. Unkingship, 1649–1660: Sean Kelsey (Late of King’s College, London).

18. Religion 1640–1660: Ann Hughes (University of Keele).

19. Political Thought During the English Revolution: J. C. Davis (University of East Anglia).

Part V: Stuart Britain 1660–1714:.

20. Politics in Restoration Britain: John Miller (Queen Mary, University of London).

21. Religion in Restoration England: John Spurr (University of Swansea).

22. The Revolution of 1688–1689: Colin Brooks (University of Sussex).

23. Politics after the Glorious Revolution: Mark Knights (University of East Anglia).

24. Political Thinking between Restoration and Hanoverian Succession: Justin Champion (Royal Holloway, University of London).

Bibliography.

Index

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Barry Coward is Reader in History at Birkbeck College, London. His previous publications include The Stanleys, Lords Stanley and Earls of Derby: The Origins, Wealth and Power of a Landowning Family, 1385–1672 (1983), Oliver Cromwell (1991), The Stuart Age: England 1603–1714 (second edition, 1994) and, with Christopher Durston, The English Revolution: A Sourcebook (1997). He is the President of the Cromwell Association.
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  • Comprises original contributions by leading scholars of seventeenth-century British history
  • Gives a magisterial overview of the ‘long' seventeenth century
  • Provides a critical reference to historical debates about Stuart Britain
  • Offers new insights into the major political, religious and economic changes that occurred during this period
  • Includes bibliographical guidance for students and scholars
See More
"This book is state-of-the-art. It is outstanding in offering a reliable, accurate, concise and up-to-date guide to the best recent work on all the key topics in 17th century British history." BBC History Magazine

"Historians needing a succinct introduction to the historical context will find sure guidance in the three sections on political, religious and military affairs." Northern History

"As a series of review articles summarizing and analysing recent developments in the field this book stands unrivalled." Andrew J. Hopper, University of Birmingham

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