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Politics and War in the Three Stuart Kingdoms, 1637-49

Politics and War in the Three Stuart Kingdoms, 1637-49

  • Author: David Scott
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137207094
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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The 1640s were one of the most exciting and bloody decades in British and Irish history. This book interweaves the narrative threads in each theatre of conflict to provide an holistic account and analysis of the wars in and between England, Scotland and Ireland, from the Covenanter Rebellion to the execution of Charles I. Politics and War in the Three Stuart Kingdoms, 1637-49 - stresses the need to examine the English Civil War within the context of the other conflicts in Scotland and Ireland, and vice versa - explores key themes, such as the relationship between armies and elites - assesses the extent to which the wars in and between the kingdoms were the product of religious and ethnic hatred Using a wide range of original and secondary sources, and incorporating the latest research, David Scott offers a challenging new interpretation of political structure and dynamics in the warring Stuart realms.

Political Life in Medieval England 1300-1450

Political Life in Medieval England 1300-1450

  • Author: W. M. Ormrod
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1349241288
  • Category: England
  • Page: 176
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Population. It also counters the recent preoccupation with the 'low' politics of the localities by arguing that England was a remarkably unified state whose subjects were directly affected by, and therefore interested in, the 'high' politics of the court, council and parliament. The book reassesses the significance of the depositions of Edward II, Richard II and Henry VI and concludes with a discussion of the origins of the Wars of the Roses.

Political Movements in Urban England, 1832-1914

Political Movements in Urban England, 1832-1914

  • Author: Matthew Roberts
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137056576
  • Category: History
  • Page: 240
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A critical introduction to the mass political movements that came of age in urban England between the Great Reform Act of 1832 and the start of World War One. Roberts provides a guide to the new approaches to topics such as Chartism, parliamentary reform, Gladstonian Liberalism, popular Conservatism and the independent Labour movement.

Britain and the Seventy Years War, 1744-1815

Britain and the Seventy Years War, 1744-1815

Enlightenment, Revolution and Empire

  • Author: Anthony Page
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1137474432
  • Category: History
  • Page: 300
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Eighteenth-century Britons were frequently anxious about the threat of invasion, military weakness, possible financial collapse and potential revolution. Anthony Page argues that between 1744 and 1815, Britain fought a 'Seventy Years War' with France. This invaluable study: - argues for a new periodization of eighteenth-century British history, and explains the politics and course of Anglo-French war - explores Britain's 'fiscal-naval' state and its role in the expansion of empire and industrial revolution - highlights links between war, Enlightenment and the evolution of modern British culture and politics. Synthesizing recent research on political, military, economic, social and cultural history, Page demonstrates how Anglo-French war influenced the revolutionary era and helped to shape the first age of global imperialism.

Book Review Digest

Book Review Digest

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  • Category: Bibliography
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Britain in Revolution

Britain in Revolution

1625-1660

  • 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.

The Civil Wars

The Civil Wars

A Military History of England, Scotland, and Ireland 1638-1660

  • Author: John Philipps Kenyon,Jane H. Ohlmeyer
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • ISBN: 9780192802781
  • Category: History
  • Page: 392
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'A collection of considerable value' says the TLS of this beautifully illustrated book. Now available in paperback as part of the Oxford Illustrated History series, this book offers a unique analysis of the civil wars as they were fought in the kingdoms ruled by Charles I. Between the years of 1638 and 1660 the countries of England, Scotland, and Ireland were engulfed in a bitter struggle. This was a conflict that has had a profound effect on the course of history, the ramifications ofwhich can still be seen in today's political climate. The impact of such a war on the people caught up in it was huge and reached far beyond the battles that were won and lost. This was a political war as well as a military war. It was a war that began as a clash of ideologies and became a battle for identity. With chapters written by an international team of nine distinguished historians, all experts in their own fields, this book provides on the one hand a detailed analysis of how the 'War of the Three Kingdoms' was contested in each of the Stuart kingdoms, comparing and contrasting their experiences, and on the other an outline of the various civil wars that were fought within these countries. How were the troops raised, trained, clothed, armed, and fed in countries that had little or no experience of combat? What strategies were used to fight the war? What tactics were used by the generals leading the troops? What role did siege warfare play in the development of thewar? What contribution did naval operations make to the course of events on land? How did the war affect the development of military technology during that period? What impact did a decade of brutal war have on the people of England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland? What factors led to one side winning and the other loosing? In addition to detailed analysis, the book offers extra material including notes to all chapters, a select bibliography guiding readers to further study, a useful chronology charting events in each of the countries involved against events in the rest of Europe, and an invaluable index. Authoritative, comprehensive, and highly readable, this book provides an indispensable guide to one of the defining periods in British and Irish History.

From Colonials to Provincials

From Colonials to Provincials

American Thought and Culture, 1680-1760

  • Author: Ned C. Landsman
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 9780801487019
  • Category: History
  • Page: 223
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"This volume provides a succinct, analytical, well-conceived, and nicely written account of the development of colonial North American thought and culture from 1680 to the eve of the American Revolution. Not an anachronistic search for the origins of later American cultural forms, it situates the subject firmlv within a transatlantic context. The author emphasizes the extent to which improving communications and expanding connections helped to incorporate colonial settlers into a larger British world by providing them access and inviting them to become contributors to a burgeoning public culture of print, which consisted of newspapers, magazines, books, and 1etters.Whereas during the first seven decades of the seventeenth century, the colonies had been little more than crude and isolated outposts of English culture, from the late seventeenth century, he contends, they increasingly became like Scotland and Protestant Ireland, intellectual and cultural provinces of an expanding British Empire." –Jack P. Greene, Journal of American History

The history of British India

The history of British India

  • Author: James MILL
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The British Problem c-1534-1707

The British Problem c-1534-1707

State Formation in the Atlantic Archipelago

  • Author: Brendan Bradshaw,John Stephen Morrill
  • Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
  • ISBN: 1349247316
  • Category: Constitutional history
  • Page: 344
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Part of the "Problems in Focus" series of historical studies, this title looks at the various religious, social, political and cultural "problems" which occured in English history from 1534 to 1707.

American Book Publishing Record

American Book Publishing Record

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Leviathan

Leviathan

The Rise of Britain as a World Power

  • Author: David Scott
  • Publisher: HarperPress
  • ISBN: 9780007247547
  • Category: Great Britain
  • Page: 530
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David Scott's 'Leviathan' is a fully comprehensive study covering this significant period in British history that challenges many of the long-held beliefs and ideas about our ancestry, and appeals to the scholarly and general audience alike.

Forthcoming Books

Forthcoming Books

  • Author: Rose Arny
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: American literature
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The Constitutional Documents of the Puritan Revolution, 1625-1660

The Constitutional Documents of the Puritan Revolution, 1625-1660

  • Author: Samuel Rawson Gardiner
  • Publisher: N.A
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  • Category: Constitutional history
  • Page: 476
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The English Civil War

The English Civil War

A Military History

  • Author: Peter Gaunt
  • Publisher: I.B.Tauris
  • ISBN: 1848858817
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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'Sir, God hath taken away your eldest son by a cannon shot. It brake his leg. We were necessitated to have it cut off, whereof he died.' In one of the most famous and moving letters of the Civil War, Oliver Cromwell told his brother-in-law that on 2 July 1644 Parliament had won an emphatic victory over a Royalist army commanded by King Charles I's nephew, Prince Rupert, on rolling moorland west of York. But that battle, Marston Moor, had also slain his own nephew, the recipient's firstborn. In this vividly narrated history of the deadly conflict that engulfed the nation during the 1640s, Peter Gaunt shows that, with the exception of World War I, the death-rate was higher than any other contest in which Britain has participated. Numerous towns and villages were garrisoned, attacked, damaged or wrecked. The landscape was profoundly altered. Yet amidst all the blood and killing, the fighting was also a catalyst for profound social change and innovation. Charting major battles, raids and engagements, the author uses rich contemporary accounts to explore the life-changing experience of war for those involved, whether musketeers at Cheriton, dragoons at Edgehill or Cromwell's disciplined Ironsides at Naseby (1645).

The Causes of the English Civil War

The Causes of the English Civil War

The Ford Lectures Delivered in the University of Oxford, 1987-1988

  • Author: Conrad Russell
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 9780198221418
  • Category: History
  • Page: 236
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What were the causes of the English Civil War? In recent years, traditional explanations involving the struggle for sovereignty and the bourgeois revolution have been increasingly questioned. Conrad Russell's new analysis brings into focus fundamental religious and constitutional issues of vital importance to contemporaries, but until now neglected by historians. Basing his study on extensive research among both printed and unpublished sources, Professor Russell highlights the constitutional problems of multiple kingdoms within Britain; the religious problem of competing theologies within and outside a state church; and the economic problem of the inadequacy of royal revenue to meet the needs of the monarchy. In order to understand the events of the 1640s, he traces the story of the church and state back over the previous century. This is the fullest account yet available of the origins of one of the most significant events in British history. It will be essential reading for all students of the seventeenth century.

Choice

Choice

Publication of the Association of College and Research Libraries, a Division of the American Library Association

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Constitutionalism

Constitutionalism

Ancient and Modern

  • Author: Charles Howard McIlwain
  • Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.
  • ISBN: 1584775505
  • Category: Law
  • Page: 162
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McIlwain, Charles Howard. Constitutionalism: Ancient and Modern. Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1940. ix, 162 pp. Reprint available June 2005 by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd. ISBN 1-58477-550-5. Cloth. $75. * Upon publication The Law Quarterly Review praised this book, noting that "great learning is manifest in these pages" (cited in Marke). McIlwain [1871-1968] examines of the rise of constitutionalism from the "democratic strands" in the works of Aristotle and Cicero through the transitional moment between the medieval and the modern eras. He concludes with a discussion of the forces of despotism that were threatening constitutionally based individual freedom in the 1930s. One of the twentieth century's most distinguished scholars of Anglo-American constitutional history, McIlwain was Eaton Professor of the Science of Government in Harvard University and the author of The High Court of Parliament and Its Supremacy (1910) and The American Revolution: A Constitutional Interpretation (1924). Both of these are available as Lawbook Exchange reprints.

Turin and the British in the Age of the Grand Tour

Turin and the British in the Age of the Grand Tour

  • Author: Paola Bianchi,Karin Wolfe
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 1108509592
  • Category: History
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The Duchy of Savoy first claimed royal status in the seventeenth century, but only in 1713 was Victor Amadeus II, Duke of Savoy (1666–1732), crowned King of Sicily. The events of the Peace of Utrecht (1713) sanctioned the decades-long project the Duchy had pursued through the convoluted maze of political relationships between foreign powers. Of these, the British Kingdom was one of their most assiduous advocates, because of complimentary dynastic, political, cultural and commercial interests. A notable stream of British diplomats and visitors to the Sabaudian capital engaged in an extraordinary and reciprocal exchange with the Turinese during this fertile period. The flow of travellers, a number of whom were British emissaries and envoys posted to the court, coincided, in part, with the itineraries of the international Grand Tour which transformed the capital into a gateway to Italy, resulting in a conflagration of cultural cosmopolitanism in early modern Europe.

How Europe Underdeveloped Africa

How Europe Underdeveloped Africa

  • Author: Walter Rodney
  • Publisher: Verso Books
  • ISBN: 1788731204
  • Category: History
  • Page: 416
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The classic work of political, economic, and historical analysis, powerfully introduced by Angela Davis In his short life, the Guyanese intellectual Walter Rodney emerged as one of the leading thinkers and activists of the anticolonial revolution, leading movements in North America, South America, the African continent, and the Caribbean. In each locale, Rodney found himself a lightning rod for working class Black Power. His deportation catalyzed 20th century Jamaica's most significant rebellion, the 1968 Rodney riots, and his scholarship trained a generation how to think politics at an international scale. In 1980, shortly after founding of the Working People's Alliance in Guyana, the 38-year-old Rodney would be assassinated. In his magnum opus, How Europe Underdeveloped Africa, Rodney incisively argues that grasping "the great divergence" between the west and the rest can only be explained as the exploitation of the latter by the former. This meticulously researched analysis of the abiding repercussions of European colonialism on the continent of Africa has not only informed decades of scholarship and activism, it remains an indispensable study for grasping global inequality today.