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The Restoration : A Political and Religious History of England and Wales, 1658-1667 - Ronald Hutton

The Restoration

A Political and Religious History of England and Wales, 1658-1667

Paperback Published: 29th April 1993
ISBN: 9780198203926
Number Of Pages: 432

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The years 1658-1667 form one of the most vital and eventful periods in English history, witnessing the Plague, the Great Fire of London, the naval wars against the Dutch, and, above all, the transformation of Oliver Cromwell's Commonwealth into the Restoration monarchy of Charles II. Ronald Hutton's detailed study of the period returns to nearly all the extant manuscript sources and reworks every issue afresh. The result is an absorbing and perceptive account of national experience as government policy changed, influenced by the interaction of central concerns, local perspectives, and the various social, political, and religious groups.

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` Ronald Hutton presents a narrative which reveals the stark political and religious realities of the age, researched in great depth and accompanied by thoughtful and provoking analysis.' History Teaching Review `A splendidly robust review of a complicated period. Attractive for students, because it offers them both a clear outline of events and a stimulating view of changing historical interpretations. A difficult art and a considerable achievement.' A.D.M.Pettegree, St Andrews `This unabridged edition will certainly be both stimulating and informative for its intended audience. This study is strongly recommended.' J.R. Jones, University of East Anglia, History & Archaeology Review `a masterly survey of the complex nature of the Restoration settlements and of events to 1667, which is both narrative and an outline for further research ... any students studying the Restoration for an "A" level special subject would find the book of enormous value.' Christopher W. Daniels, Teaching History `Hutton's account of the complicated events leading to the Restoration is the best we have .' Observer `much the best account of the period.' Times Literary Supplement

List of Illustrations
Introductionp. 1
September 1658p. 3
The End of the English Republicp. 21
The Fall of the Protectoratep. 21
The Collapse of the Republican Alliancep. 42
Tbe Breaking of the English Armyp. 68
The Road to Restorationp. 85
Conclusionsp. 119
The Restoration Settlementsp. 125
The First Settlementp. 125
The Second Settlementp. 155
Conclusionsp. 181
The Testing of the Regimep. 185
The Years of Doubtp. 185
The Years of Ordealp. 220
The Reckoningp. 268
Conclusionsp. 285
Referencesp. 291
Notesp. 294
Indexp. 373
Table of Contents provided by Blackwell. All Rights Reserved.

ISBN: 9780198203926
ISBN-10: 0198203926
Series: Clarendon Paperbacks
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 29th April 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.06 x 15.8  x 2.62
Weight (kg): 0.63

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