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Revolution principles [electronic resource] : the politics of party, 1689-1720 /
J. P. Kenyon.
imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1977.
description
viii, 248 p. ; 22 cm.
ISBN
0521215420
format(s)
Book
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imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1977.
isbn
0521215420
restrictions
Licensed for access by U. of T. users.
catalogue key
8372263
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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' ... John Kenyon's powerful and ironic Ford lectures, Revolution Principles, a work of great distinction ...'. New Society
' '¦ John Kenyon's powerful and ironic Ford lectures, Revolution Principles, a work of great distinction '¦'.New Society
'Kenyon's exposition will provide fuel for a score more of political studies, and his conclusion should keep us all busy for the rest of the century.' American Historical Review
'The scholarship is impeccable, and the results are an important addition to current knowledge. Essential for any academic library.' Choice
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The period from 1680 to about 1720 was one of the most complex and difficult in the history of British politics, to contemporaries as well as to posterity. The parameters of political obligation were decisively shifted by the Revolution of 1688; statesmen and politicians had now to accustom themselves to the novelty of a parliament in session every year; Britain was almost continuously engaged in the most ambitious and expensive wars in her history to date; political parties were slow to form, and of doubtful repute when they did.
Main Description
The period from 1680 to about 1720 was one of the most complex and difficult in the history of British politics, to contemporaries as well as to posterity. The parameters of political obligation were decisively shifted by the Revolution of 1688; statesmen and politicians had now to accustom themselves to the novelty of a parliament in session every year; Britain was almost continuously engaged in the most ambitious and expensive wars in her history to date; political parties were slow to form, and of doubtful repute when they did. Professor Kenyon's Ford Lectures, delivered in Oxford in 1976 and now published as a paperback for the first time, remain a standard account of the period. For this reissue, Professor Kenyon has written a new preface which discusses the book in the light of recent historiography.
Table of Contents
Preface
Note
Introduction
By force or by miracle
The measures of submission
This skein of tangled principles
King Charle's head
The bloody flag
Revolution principles
Black and odious colours
The four last years
That triumphant appellation
Conclusion
Abbreviations
Notes
Addendum
Index
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