The Final Crisis of the Stuart Monarchy
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328 Pages

23.4 x 15.6 cm

Series: Studies in Early Modern Cultural, Political and Social History

Imprint: Boydell Press

The Final Crisis of the Stuart Monarchy

The Revolutions of 1688-91 in their British, Atlantic and European Contexts

Edited by Tim Harris and Stephen C Taylor

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Written in a lively and engaging style, and designed to be accessible to a broader audience, this collection combines new research with the latest scholarship to provide a fresh and invigorating introduction to the revolutionary period that transformed Britain and its empire.
There has been an explosion of interest in the "Glorious" Revolution in recent years. Long regarded as the lesser of Britain's seventeenth-century revolutions, a faint after tremor following the major earthquake of mid-century, itis now coming to be seen as a major transformative episode in its own right, a landmark event which marked a distinctive break in British history. This collection sheds new light on the final crisis of the Stuart monarchy by re-examining the causes and implications of the dynastic shift of 1688-9 from a broad chronological, intellectual and geographical perspective.
Comprising eleven essays by specialists in the field, it ranges from the 1660s to the mid-eighteenth century, deals with the history of ideas as well as political and religious history, and covers not just England, Scotland and Ireland but also explores the Atlantic and European contexts. Covering high politics and low politics, Tory and Whig political thought, and the experiences of both Catholics and Protestants, it ranges from protest and resistance to Jacobitism and counter-revolution and even offers an evaluation of British attitudestowards slavery. Written in a lively and engaging style and designed to be accessible to a broader audience, it combines new research with the latest scholarship to provide a fresh and invigorating introduction to the revolutionary period that transformed Britain and its empire.

TIM HARRIS is Munro-Goodwin-Wilkinson Professor in European History at Brown University.

STEPHEN TAYLOR is Professor in the History of Early Modern England at Durham University.

Contributors: Toby Barnard, Tony Claydon, John Gibney, Lionel K.J. Glassey, Gabriel Glickman, Mark Goldie, Tim Harris, John Marshall, Alasdair Raffe, Owen Stanwood, Stephen Taylor
In Search of the Mot Juste: Characterizations of the Revolution of 1688-1689 - Lionel K. J. Glassey
The Damning of King Monmouth: Pulpit Toryism in the Reign of James II - Mark A Goldie
Whig Thought and the Revolution of 1688-91 -
The Restoration, the Revolution and the Failure of Episcopacy in Scotland - Alasdair Raffe
Scotland under Charles II and James II and VII: In Search of the British Causes of the Glorious Revolution - Tim Harris
Ireland's Restoration Crisis - John Gibney
Ireland, 1688-91 - Toby C Barnard
Rumours and Rebellions in the English Atlantic World, 1688-89 - Owen Stanwood
The Revolution in Foreign Policy, 1688-1713 - Tony Claydon
Political Conflict and the Memory of the Revolution 1689-1745 - Gabriel Glickman
Afterword: State Formation, Political Stability and the Revolution of 1688 - Stephen Taylor
"Harris and Taylor have produced an exceptionally fine collection with remarkable cohesion that helps to establish, in no small way, a new paradigm for studying 'the Final Crisis of the Stuart Monarchy." THE HISTORIAN
"The essays in this excellent collection are all written to a uniformly high standard of scholarship and clarity and should be both instructive and entertaining reading to those interested in gaining a perspective on the most recent work being done on the period and events so central to the history of the Huguenot diaspora." HUGUENOT SOCIETY JOURNAL
"[P]romises to provide new insights on the final crisis of the last wholly British ruling dynasty." CANADIAN JOURNAL OF HISTORY

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Title Details

328 Pages

2.34 x 1.56 cm

Series: Studies in Early Modern Cultural, Political and Social History

Imprint: Boydell Press