Britain in Revolution

Author: Austin Woolrych
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 9780191542008
Category: History
Page: 842
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This is the definitive history of the English Civil War, set in its full historical context from the accession of Charles I to the Restoration of Charles II. These were the most turbulent years of British history and their reverberations have been felt down the centuries. Throughout the middle decades of the seventeenth century England, Scotland, and Ireland were convulsed by political upheaval and wracked by rebellion and civil war. The Stuart monarchy was in abeyance for twenty years in all three kingdoms, and Charles I famously met his death on the scaffold. Austin Woolrych breathes life back into the story of these years, the sweep of his prose buttressed by the authority of a lifetime's scholarship. He captures the drama and the passion, the momentum of events and the force of contingency. He brilliantly interweaves the history of the three kingdoms and their peoples, gripping the reader with the fast-paced yet always balanced story.

Revolutionserinnerung in der Frühen Neuzeit

Refigurationen der 'Glorious Revolution' in Großbritannien (1688-1760)
Author: Ulrich Niggemann
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3110543664
Category: History
Page: 666
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Die Studie fragt nach der Produktion und den Produktionsbedingungen von Revolutionserinnerung und ihren Narrativen. Dabei steht insbesondere die Wechselwirkung von konkreten politischen Kontexten, situativen Argumentationsbedürfnissen sowie der Entwicklung historischer Argumente und Narrative im Vordergrund. Am Beispiel der Glorious Revolution von 1688/89 wird auf der Basis von ca. 1400 Quellentexten untersucht, wie revolutionäre Narrative generiert wurden und wie sie in medialen Debatten der ersten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts refiguriert und verargumentiert wurden. Dabei fällt auf, dass Konzepte, die die bisherige Forschung primär mit den Revolutionen des späten 18. Jahrhunderts assoziiert hat, durchaus schon im Großbritannien des ausgehenden 17. und des frühen 18. Jahrhunderts präsent waren, dass sie aber zugleich viel stärker als bisher vermutet in religiösen Konflikten wurzelten. Überdies kann die Vorstellung korrigiert werden, dass das bekannte als Whig-Narrativ etikettierte Bild der Revolution nicht einfach den Whigs des frühen 18. Jahrhunderts zuzuordnen ist. Deutlich wird hingegen die Heterogenität und Variabilität der Revolutionserinnerung.

Die Stuarts

Geschichte einer Dynastie
Author: Ronald G. Asch
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 340661230X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 126
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Die schottische Familie der Stuarts ging aus dem normannischen Adelsgeschlecht der Fitzalans hervor. Walter Fitzalan bekleidete als erster seines Clans im 12. Jahrhundert das einflußreiche Amt eines königlichen Truchsessen – eines Steward, woraus sich der spätere Name des Hauses ableitet. Mit Robert II. bestieg im 14. Jahrhundert erstmals ein Stuart den schottischen Königsthron. Ihm sollten bis ins frühe 17. Jahrhundert noch acht weitere schottische Monarchen aus seiner Familie folgen, ehe die Stuarts ein schottisch-englisches Doppelkönigtum installierten und bis zum Beginn des 18. Jahrhunderts fortführen konnten. Doch war ihre Herrschaft seit dem 17. Jahrhundert von konfessionellen Gegensätzen und schweren politischen Krisen geprägt – Königin Maria Stuart und König Karl I. starben eines gewaltsamen Todes. Letztlich konnten sich die Stuarts nicht länger gegen den Widerstand des Parlaments und der englischen Aristokratie behaupten; spätere Restaurationsversuche scheiterten.

The Oxford Handbook of the English Revolution

Author: Michael J. Braddick
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191667277
Category: History
Page: 672
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This Handbook brings together leading historians of the events surrounding the English revolution, exploring how the events of the revolution grew out of, and resonated, in the politics and interactions of the each of the Three Kingdoms - England, Scotland, and Ireland. It captures a shared British and Irish history, comparing the significance of events and outcomes across the Three Kingdoms. In doing so, the Handbook offers a broader context for the history of the Scottish Covenanters, the Irish Rising of 1641, and the government of Confederate Ireland, as well as the British and Irish perspective on the English civil wars, the English revolution, the Regicide, and Cromwellian period. The Oxford Handbook of the English Revolution explores the significance of these events on a much broader front than conventional studies. The events are approached not simply as political, economic, and social crises, but as challenges to the predominant forms of religious and political thought, social relations, and standard forms of cultural expression. The contributors provide up-to-date analysis of the political happenings, considering the structures of social and political life that shaped and were re-shaped by the crisis. The Handbook goes on to explore the long-term legacies of the crisis in the Three Kingdoms and their impact in a wider European context.

The State of the Union

Scotland, 1707-2007
Author: Jørgen Sevaldsen,Jens Rahbek Rasmussen
Publisher: Museum Tusculanum Press
ISBN: 9788763507028
Category: History
Page: 154
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This special issue of ANGLES marks the three hundredth anniversary of the Union of the two kingdoms of Scotland and England under the name of the Kingdom of Great Britain.

The Nature of the English Revolution Revisited

Essays in Honour of John Morrill
Author: Stephen Taylor,Grant Tapsell
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 1843838184
Category: History
Page: 296
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New insights into the nature of the seventeenth-century English revolution - one of the most contested issues in early modern British history.


Britain's First Stuart Kings, 1567-1642
Author: Tim Harris
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199209006
Category: History
Page: 588
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A major new study of the kingship of James VI and I and Charles I in Scotland, England and Ireland, from 1567 to the outbreak of the civil war in 1642. Drawing on extensive research, Tim Harris sheds new light on the problems that afflicted the early Stuart monarchy - and why ultimately all three kingdoms were to rise in rebellion against Stuart rule. Integrating high politics with low, Harris examines domestic and foreign policy, constitutional and religiousconflict, propaganda and public opinion, government policing methods, popular unrest, and collective forms of resistance in this gripping new account of one of the most important and exciting periods ofBritish and Irish history.

The Oxford Illustrated History of the Reformation

Author: Peter Marshall
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191045519
Category: Religion
Page: 320
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The Reformation was a seismic event in history, whose consequences are still working themselves out in Europe and across the world. The protests against the marketing of indulgences staged by the German monk Martin Luther in 1517 belonged to a long-standing pattern of calls for internal reform and renewal in the Christian Church. But they rapidly took a radical and unexpected turn, engulfing first Germany and then Europe as a whole in furious arguments about how God's will was to be 'saved'. However, these debates did not remain confined to a narrow sphere of theology. They came to reshape politics and international relations; social, cultural, and artistic developments; relations between the sexes; and the patterns and performances of everyday life. They were also the stimulus for Christianity's transformation into a truly global religion, as agents of the Roman Catholic Church sought to compensate for losses in Europe with new conversions in Asia and the Americas. Covering both Protestant and Catholic reform movements, in Europe and across the wider world, this beautifully illustrated volume tells the story of the Reformation from its immediate, explosive beginnings, through to its profound longer-term consequences and legacy for the modern world. The story is not one of an inevitable triumph of liberty over oppression, enlightenment over ignorance. Rather, it tells how a multitude of rival groups and individuals, with or without the support of political power, strove after visions of 'reform'. And how, in spite of themselves, they laid the foundations for the plural and conflicted world we now inhabit.

‘A Storme Out of Wales’

The Second Civil War in South Wales, 1648
Author: Robert Matthews
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443835323
Category: History
Page: 205
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The Second Civil War (1648) began in south Wales. The present study is the first detailed contextual narrative and analysis of the revolt in Wales, covering the originating mutiny at Pembroke Castle, its development into a rebellion that spread through south Wales, the Battle of St. Fagans (the biggest battle ever fought in Wales), and Cromwell's successful Welsh campaign involving the sieges of Chepstow, Tenby and Pembroke. The consequences of the revolt, involving the emergence of new local...

Charles I and the People of England

Author: David Cressy
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191018007
Category: History
Page: 416
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The story of the reign of Charles I — told through the lives of his people. Prize-winning historian David Cressy mines the widest range of archival and printed sources, including ballads, sermons, speeches, letters, diaries, petitions, proclamations, and the proceedings of secular and ecclesiastical courts, to explore the aspirations and expectations not only of the king and his followers, but also the unruly energies of many of his subjects, showing how royal authority was constituted, in peace and in war — and how it began to fall apart. A blend of micro-historical analysis and constitutional theory, parish politics and ecclesiology, military, cultural, and social history, Charles I and the People of England is the first major attempt to connect the political, constitutional, and religious history of this crucial period in English history with the experience and aspirations of the rest of the population. From the king and his ministers to the everyday dealings and opinions of parishioners, petitioners, and taxpayers, David Cressy re-creates the broadest possible panorama of early Stuart England, as it slipped from complacency to revolution.

The Army in Cromwellian England, 1649-1660

Author: Henry Reece
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191645133
Category: History
Page: 288
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From 1649-1660 England was ruled by a standing army for the only time in its history. In The Army in Cromwellian England Henry Reece describes the nature of that experience for the first time, both for officers and soldiers, and for civilian society. The volume is structured in three parts. The first section seeks to capture the experience of being a member of a peacetime standing army: its varying size, the reasons why men joined and remained in service, how long they served for, what officers and their men spent their time doing in peacetime, the criteria governing promotion, and the way in which officers and soldiers engaged with political issues as the army's role changed from the pressure-group politics of the late 1640s to the institutionalization of its power after 1653. The second part explores the impact of the military presence on civilian society by establishing where soldiers were quartered and garrisoned, how effectively and regularly they were paid, the material burden that they represented, the divisive effects on some major towns of the army's patronage of religious radicals, and the extensive involvement of army officers in the government of the localities, both before and after the brief appearance of Cromwell's Major-Generals. The final section pulls together the themes from the earlier parts of the book by re-evaluating the army's role in political events from Cromwell's death to the restoration of the Stuart monarchy; it describes how the issues of the rapidly-increasing size of the army, shortage of pay, civil-military clashes, and the exercise of military authority at local level contributed to the climate of disorder and uncertainty in 1659-1660; and delineates how and why the army that had occupied London, purged parliament, and executed Charles I in the late 1640s could acquiesce so passively in the restoration of the monarchy in 1659-1600.

The Constitutional Documents of the Puritan Revolution, 1625-1660

Author: Great Britain Parliament
Publisher: Theclassics.Us
ISBN: 9781230210681
Page: 170
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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ... 40. Order Of The House Of Lords On The Serv1ces Of The Church. September 9, 1641. Imprinted at London by Robert Barker, printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty, and by the Assigns of John Bill. See Hit, of Engl. x. 16. Die Sabbati 16 Januarii, 16401. It is this day ordered by the Lords spiritual and temporal in the High Court of Parliament assembled, that the divine service be performed as it is appointed by the Acts of Parliament of this realm; and that all such as shall disturb that wholesome order, shall be severely punished according to the law; and the parsons, vicars, and curates in the several parishes, shall forbear to introduce any rites or ceremonies that may give offence, otherwise than those which are established by the laws of the land. Die Jovis 9 Septemb., 1641. It is this day voted by the Lords in Parliament, that the order abovesaid shall be printed and published. 41. Extract From The Instruct1ons To The Comm1ttee 1n Scotland, Proposed Ry The House Of Commons. November 8, 1641'. Journals of the House of Lords, iv. 431. See Hut. of Engl. x. 55-57. 'j. Lastly', you shall represent to His Most Excellent Majesty this our humble and faithful declaration: that we cannot without much grief remember the great miseries, burdens, and distempers, which have for divers years afflicted all his kingdoms and dominions, and brought them to the last point of ruin and destruction; all which have issued from the cunning, false and malicious practices of some of those who have been admitted into very near places of counsel and 1 I.e. 164I. 'Presented to the Lords on November 9. 1 The preceding instructions relate to the preparations for the Irish authority about him, who have been favourers of Popery, superstition and innovation, ..

Against Throne and Altar

Machiavelli and Political Theory Under the English Republic
Author: Paul A. Rahe
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139470825
Category: Political Science
Page: N.A
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Modern republicanism - distinguished from its classical counterpart by its commercial character and jealous distrust of those in power, by its use of representative institutions, and by its employment of a separation of powers and a system of checks and balances - owes an immense debt to the republican experiment conducted in England between 1649, when Charles I was executed, and 1660, when Charles II was crowned. Though abortive, this experiment left a legacy in the political science articulated both by its champions, John Milton, Marchamont Nedham, and James Harrington, and by its sometime opponent and ultimate supporter, Thomas Hobbes. This volume examines these four thinkers, situates them with regard to the novel species of republicanism first championed in the early 1500s by Niccolò Machiavelli, and examines the debt that he and they owed the Epicurean tradition in philosophy and the political science crafted by the Arab philosophers Alfarabi, Avicenna, and Averroës.

The Constitutional Documents of the Puritan Revolution, 1625-1660

Author: Gardiner Samuel Rawson 1829-1902,HardPress
Publisher: Hardpress Publishing
ISBN: 9781313398114
Page: 534
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The Constitutional Documents of the Puritan Revolution, 1628- 1660

Author: Samuel Rawson Gardiner,Great Britain Parliament
Publisher: Franklin Classics
ISBN: 9780342273539
Page: 460
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A: Autoren-Index. B: Rezensenten-Index. C: Titel-Index. D: Sachgebiets-Index. E: Zeitschriften-Index / International Bibliography of Book Reviews of Scholarly Literature in the Humanities and Social Sciences / Bibliographie internationale de la littérature périodique dans les domaines des sciences humaines et Sociales
Author: N.A
Publisher: K G Saur Verlag Gmbh & Company
ISBN: 9783598694097
Category: Reference
Page: 2816
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The IBR, published again since 1971 as an interdisciplinary, international bibliography of reviews, offers book reviews of literature dealing primarily with the humanities and social sciences published in 6,000 mainly European scholarly journals. This unique bibliography contains over 1.1 millions book reviews. 60,000 entries are added every year with details on the work reviewed and the review.

My Revision Notes: AQA AS/A-level History: The English Revolution, 1625-1660

Author: Oliver Bullock
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1471876209
Category: History
Page: 112
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Exam Board: AQA Level: AS/A-level Subject: History First Teaching: September 2015 First Exam: June 2016 Target success in AQA AS/A-level History with this proven formula for effective, structured revision; key content coverage is combined with exam preparation activities and exam-style questions to create a revision guide that students can rely on to review, strengthen and test their knowledge. - Enables students to plan and manage a successful revision programme using the topic-by-topic planner - Consolidates knowledge with clear and focused content coverage, organised into easy-to-revise chunks - Encourages active revision by closely combining historical content with related activities - Helps students build, practise and enhance their exam skills as they progress through activities set at three different levels - Improves exam technique through exam-style questions with sample answers and commentary from expert authors and teachers - Boosts historical knowledge with a useful glossary and timeline

Britain, Denmark-Norway and the House of Stuart, 1603-1660

A Diplomatic and Military Analysis
Author: Steve Murdoch
Publisher: Tuckwell PressLtd
ISBN: 9781862321823
Category: History
Page: 318
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This book redresses the belief that there was little or no diplomatic or political relationship between Scotland and Denmark-Norway between 1603 and 1660 from the start of the British reign of James VI and I in 1603 to the Restoration of Charles II in 1660. In fact the 16th-century relationship of Charles I and the evolving British state, Scotland and her foreign relations are placed in context.