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Description - Charles I and the Road to Personal Rule by L. J. Reeve

This study of the character and policies of Charles I provides an analysis of the political crisis leading to his personal rule in England during the years before the civil wars. It fills a gap in the historical literature of the period by integrating ideological with political developments and English with international affairs. It is also a contribution to the wider European history of a critical phase of the Thirty Years War. The book offers a new way of understanding Charles by demonstrating how ill-suited his personality was to the workings of the political world. It also argues that Charles's innovatory rule created a new pattern of national politics deeply destructive in its effects. The book gives a gripping account of the king's willingness to pervert the due process of law in dealing with his political opponents, as well as investigating his failures in religious and foreign policy.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521521338
ISBN-10: 0521521335
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 340
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 19-Jul-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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