Who's who in Stuart Britain /
C.P. Hill.
Chicago, Ill. : St. James Press, c1988.
xiv, 466 p. : ill. ; 23 cm. --
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Chicago, Ill. : St. James Press, c1988.
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Rev. ed. of: Vol. 3 of Who's who in history. 1965.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1991-06:
A revision of a work Hill first published as England, 1603-1714, the third volume in a series titled "Who's Who in History" (CH, Jan'67). Hill's significant reference work provides a sound introduction to those individuals who occupied positions of importance in Stuart England. In addition to describing the political leadership, Hill's entries also treat intellectual, literary, and religious figures of note. Indeed, no aspect of Stuart life is ignored, since the biographees also include scientists such as William Harvey, Robert Hooke, and Isaac Newton. Nonroyal women receive much fuller consideration in this volume than in its Tudor companion edited by C.R.N. Routh (CH, Jun'91). Important female biographees include Aphra Behn, Lucy Hutchinson, Abigail Masham, and Sarah Jennings Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough. Even women with relatively minor historical roles such as Alice Lisle and Elizabeth Gaunt receive separate entries. Emigrees to America are covered even if their role in English history per se is minor; for instance, there are entries on John Winthrop and Roger Williams. The volume benefits from copious illustrations and a glossary of terms useful to the beginning student unfamiliar with the political and religious ideology of the period. All academic libraries that support courses in the English history of the period. -S. A. Stussy, Barton County Community College
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