Restoration and Revolution in Britain
Political Culture in the Era of Charles II and the Glorious Revolution
By (author) Gary S. De Krey
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Restoration and Revolution in Britain by Gary S. De Krey
Book DescriptionCharles 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780333651049
(217mm x 140mm x 19mm)
Imprint: Palgrave Macmillan
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publish Date: 11-May-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Gary S. De Krey
London and the Restoration, 1659-1683, Paperback (January 2009)
London and the Restoration integrates the history of the kingdom with that of its premier locality in the era of Dryden and Locke.
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Gary De Krey examines the political history of England, Scotland and Ireland from the Interregnum through Britain's eighteenth-century rise to power. The political and religious issues that interrupted settlement in the Stuart kingdoms until after the Glorious Revolution are also analysed.
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Author Biography - Gary S. De Krey
GARY S. DE KREY is Professor of History at St Olaf College, USA. A past president of the Midwest Conference on British Studies, his publications include London and the Restoration, 1659-1683 (2005) and numerous journal and anthology articles about Restoration England.
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