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James II and English Politics 1678-1688 : Cinema and Society (Paperback) - Michael Mullett

James II and English Politics 1678-1688

Cinema and Society (Paperback)

Paperback Published: 21st October 1993
ISBN: 9780415090421
Number Of Pages: 102

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In light of recent scholarship and of altering perceptions of the English past, Michael Mullet reconsiders the events of the crucial years 1678-1688. From the Restoration era through the exclusion crisis, and subsequent reign of James to the Glorious Revolution' of 1688, he focuses on the central role of James, duke of York, and from 1685 to 1688, king of England, but locates the growing difficulties of his reign within the wider context of political and religious trends.
After introducing the Restoration era, the book highlights the phase of acute tension between the event leading to the reign of James II--the disclosure' of the Popish Plot of 1678, the miltant campaign to exclude the Catholic James from succession, the subsequent conservative reaction, and the final culmination of these events in the Revolution of 1688.

Chronology of events
Introduction: popery and politicsp. 1
The Popish Plotp. 5
Exclusionp. 13
The second restoration 1681-5p. 36
'A man for arbitrary power'?: James II, 1685-7p. 47
The search for new allies: James II, 1687-8p. 57
James's overthrowp. 69
Conclusionp. 80
Select bibliographyp. 83
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ISBN: 9780415090421
ISBN-10: 0415090423
Series: Cinema and Society (Paperback)
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 102
Published: 21st October 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.44 x 13.92  x 0.86
Weight (kg): 0.14
Edition Number: 1