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Stuart Britain : a very short introduction /
John Morrill.
imprint
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2000, c1984.
description
99 p. : ill., map, ports. ; 18 cm.
ISBN
0192854003, 9780192854001
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imprint
Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2000, c1984.
isbn
0192854003
9780192854001
contents note
Society and economic life -- Government and law -- The Early Stuarts -- The Civil wars -- Commonwealth and protectorate -- Restoration monarchy -- Intellectual and religious life.
general note
Reprinted from: The Oxford illustrated history of Britain, 1984.
abstract
The Great Fire, the Black Death, flip-flopping religious persecution, the overthrow and reinstatement of the monarchy. The Stuart Britain era, a notch on the timeline spanning roughly 1603-1714, is one of the most interesting times in the history of Britain. John Morrill's Stuart Britain: A Very Short Introduction brings us the major events, characters, and issues of the day. Special attention is given to the defeat King Charles I by the Parliamentary Army, and the successive waves of authoritarian Puritan, Protestant and Catholic rule which followed.
catalogue key
4175345
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 88-90) and index.
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Summaries
Bowker Data Service Summary
John Morrill shows how in the Stuart century, a century of Revolution, political, religious, social and economic changes came together.
Long Description
The Great Fire, the Black Death, flip-flopping religious persecution, the overthrow and reinstatement of the monarchy. The Stuart Britain era, a notch on the timeline spanning roughly 1603-1714, is one of the most interesting times in the history of Britain. John Morrill's Stuart Britain: A Very Short Introduction brings us the major events, characters, and issues of the day. Special attention is given to the defeat King Charles I by the Parliamentary Army, and the successive waves of authoritarian Puritan, Protestant and Catholic rule which followed. Vividly illustrated and full of intriguing details, this is an ideal introduction a fascinating time.
Main Description
First published as part of the best-selling The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, John Morrill's Very Short Introduction to Stuart Britain sets the Revolution into its political, religious, social, economic, intellectual, and cultural contexts. It thus seeks to integrate what most othersurveys pull apart. It gives a graphic account of the effects of a century-long period during which population was growing inexorably and faster than both the food supply and the employment market. It looks at the failed attempts of successive governments to make all those under their authorityobedient members of a unified national church; it looks at how Charles I blundered into a civil war which then took on a terrifying momentum of its own. The result was his trial and execution, the abolition of the monarchy, the house of lords, the bishops, the prayer book and the celebration ofChristmas. As a result everything else that people took for granted came up for challenge, and this book shows how painfully and with what difficulty order and obedience was restored. Vividly illustrated and full of startling detail, this is an ideal introduction to those interested in getting intothe period, and also contains much to challenge and stimulate those who already feel at home in Stuart England.
Main Description
First published as part of the best-selling The Oxford Illustrated History of Britain, John Morrill's Very Short Introduction to Stuart Britain shows how in the Stuart century, a century of Revolution, political, religious, social, and economic changes came together.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrationsp. x
List of Mapsp. xi
Introductionp. xii
Society and Economic Lifep. 1
Government and Lawp. 17
The Early Stuartsp. 25
The Civil Warsp. 43
Commonwealth and Protectoratep. 54
Restoration Monarchyp. 61
Intellectual and Religious Lifep. 77
Further Readingp. 88
Chronologyp. 91
Indexp. 95
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