Stuart Britain

ISBN-10: 0192854003

ISBN-13: 9780192854001

Edition: 2000

Authors: John Morrill

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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 other surveys 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 authority obedient 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 of Christmas. 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 into the period, and also contains much to challenge and stimulate those who already feel at home in Stuart England.
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Book details

List price: $11.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 8/11/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 112
Size: 4.50" wide x 6.75" long x 0.25" tall
Weight: 0.198
Language: English

List of Illustrations
List of Maps
Introduction
Society and Economic Life
Government and Law
The Early Stuarts
The Civil Wars
Commonwealth and Protectorate
Restoration Monarchy
Intellectual and Religious Life
Further Reading
Chronology
Index
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