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Restoration and Revolution in Britain : Political Culture in the Era of Charles II and the Glorious Revolution - Gary S. De Krey

Restoration and Revolution in Britain

Political Culture in the Era of Charles II and the Glorious Revolution

Hardcover Published: 1st August 2007
ISBN: 9780333651032
Number Of Pages: 359

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Charles II was restored to the rule of England, Scotland and Ireland in 1660, less than twelve years after the execution of his father, Charles I, and the ensuing republican experiment in government. Popular at first, the Restoration nevertheless failed to provide lasting settlement in any of the British kingdoms.

Restoration and Revolution in Britain examines the political history of these kingdoms, from the Interregnum through Britain's eighteenth-century rise to power. Written especially for students approaching the Restoration for the first time, this essential introduction:
- assesses the reasons for the failure of settlement in the reigns of Charles and of his brother, James II
- integrates the histories of Charles's different realms
- examines the many connections between politics and Protestant religious disagreements
- provides helpful historical context for understanding a range of contemporary authors such as Bunyan, Locke and Milton
- concludes with an examination of the Glorious Revolution of 1688-89 and explains why settlement was finally achieved through revolution rather than through restoration.

'De Krey has done a marvelous job of synthesizing the available material, producing a very readable narrative of the political and religious history of the late seventeenth century.' - Melinda Zook, Purdue University, USA. 'A well-written, entertaining, and accessible introduction to the politics (and much more) of the Restoration period.' - David Scott, History of Parliament Trust, UK '[a] very readable book.' - Keith Richmond, The Tribune

Preface
Maps
Chronology of Principal Events
Revolution and Restoration, 1658-65
Dissent and Diplomacy, 1665-72
Court and Country, 1672-78
The Restoration Crisis, 1678-83
Resettlement and Unsettlement, 1683-88
Restoration and Revolution, 1688-89 and its Aftermath
Abbreviations (in the Endnotes)
Endnotes
Selected Bibliography
Index
Preface
Maps
Chronology of Principal Events
Revolution and Restoration, 1658-65
Dissent and Diplomacy, 1665-72
Court and Country, 1672-78
The Restoration Crisis, 1678-83
Resettlement and Unsettlement, 1683-88
Restoration and Revolution, 1688-89 and its Aftermath
Abbreviations (in the Endnotes)
Endnotes
Selected Bibliography
Index
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ISBN: 9780333651032
ISBN-10: 0333651030
Series: British Studies
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 359
Published: 1st August 2007
Publisher: SPRINGER VERLAG GMBH
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.4 x 14.2  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1