Stuart Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | August 1, 2000

byJohn Morrill

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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 othersurveys 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 authorityobedient 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 ofChristmas. 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 intothe period, and also contains much to challenge and stimulate those who already feel at home in Stuart England.

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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 othersurveys pull apart. It gives a graphic accoun...

John Morrill has been Professor of British and Irish History at the University of Cambridge since 1998. He has also been a Fellow since 1975 and Vice master since 1994 of Selwyn College, Cambridge. His publications include The Nature of the English Revolution (1994), The British Problem 1534-1707 (1996), The Oxford Illustrated Histor...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 6.85 × 4.37 × 0.28 inPublished:August 1, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0192854003

ISBN - 13:9780192854001

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Table of Contents

Introduction1. Society and economic life2. Government and law3. The early Stuarts4. The Civil Wars5. Commonwealth and Protectorate6. Restoration monarchy7. Intellectual and religious lifeFurther readingChronologyIndex