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Stuart Britain : A Very Short Introduction - John Morrill

Stuart Britain

A Very Short Introduction

Paperback Published: 10th August 2000
ISBN: 9780192854001
Number Of Pages: 112

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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. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

Introduction 1: Society and economic life 2: Government and law 3: The early Stuarts 4: The Civil Wars 5: Commonwealth and Protectorate 6: Restoration monarchy 7: Intellectual and religious life Further reading Chronology Index

ISBN: 9780192854001
ISBN-10: 0192854003
Series: Very Short Introductions
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 112
Published: 10th August 2000
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.9 x 11.3  x 0.7
Weight (kg): 0.1

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