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The Glorious Revolution : British History in Perspective - Eveline Cruickshanks

The Glorious Revolution

British History in Perspective

Paperback Published: 1st March 2007
ISBN: 9780333567630
Number Of Pages: 126

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The aim of this book is to set the Glorious Revolution in its religious, political and diplomatic background and examine its consequences for Britain and Europe. Cruickshanks discusses the problems of the reign of James II that led to the invasion of William of Orange in November 1688. The book summarises and interprets the best in the many collections of essays published for the Tercentenary of the Glorious Revolution, as well as works published since. The Whig interpretation of history, the impact of the Revolution on Scotland and Ireland, and conventional wisdom on the constitutional settlement and the Financial Revolution are all reviewed in a new light.

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'An extremely useful overview of the subject: informative, tightly organised and clearly written. It guides the reader through the complex events and historiographical debates most effectively.' David Smith, Selwyn College, Cambridge 'Eveline Cruickshanks's outspoken Glorious Revolution puts remaining Whig historians to shame.' - Dom Aidan Bellenger, The Downside Review

Introductionp. 1
The Restoration: Religious and Political Conflicts in the Reign of Charles IIp. 4
The Popish Plot and the Exclusion Crisis, 1678-1681p. 8
The Tory Reaction, 1683-1686p. 12
James II's Reign, Monmouth's Rebellion, Toleration for All, and the Anglican Backlashp. 15
The International Coalition against France and the Dutch Invasionp. 23
The 1689 Convention, the Settlement of the Crown and the Bill of Rightsp. 35
Scotland and the Revolutionp. 47
Ireland and the Revolutionp. 54
The War with France, Jacobite Opposition, Parliament and the Financial Settlementp. 61
The Anger of Parliament, the Country Party, Courtly Reformation and the Reform of Mannersp. 70
The Whig Junto, the Foundation of the Bank of England and the Financial Revolutionp. 75
The Fenwick Plot and the Assassination Plot of 1696, the Peace of Ryswick, Moves to Restore the Stuartsp. 79
The Spanish Succession and the Act of Settlementp. 85
The War of the Spanish Succession, the Death of Queen Anne and the Hanoverian Successionp. 90
Conclusionp. 96
Notesp. 103
Select Bibliography of Printed Worksp. 116
Indexp. 119
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ISBN: 9780333567630
ISBN-10: 0333567633
Series: British History in Perspective
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 126
Published: 1st March 2007
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 0.74
Weight (kg): 0.18
Edition Number: 1

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