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


Author: David Scott

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137207094

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 9019

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


Author: W. M. Ormrod

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349241288

Category: England

Page: 176

View: 9297

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


Author: Matthew Roberts

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137056576

Category: History

Page: 240

View: 8816

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

Enlightenment, Revolution and Empire


Author: Anthony Page

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1137474432

Category: History

Page: 300

View: 1725

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.

Clanship, commerce and the House of Stuart, 1603-1788


Author: Allan I. Macinnes

Publisher: Tuckwell Press, Ltd.


Category: History

Page: 288

View: 4669

This book offers an appraisal of clanship both with respect to its vitality and its eventual demise, in which clanship is viewed as a socio-economic as well as a political agency, deriving its strength from personal obligations and mutual service between chiefs and gentry and their clansmen. Its demise is attributed to the throwing over of these personal obligations by the clan elite rather than by legislation or central government repression.

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

View: 1722

'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.

Britain in Revolution



Author: Austin Woolrych

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191542008

Category: History

Page: 842

View: 8007

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 Rise of Britain as a World Power


Author: David Scott

Publisher: HarperPress

ISBN: 9780007247547

Category: Great Britain

Page: 530

View: 2996

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.

The True Law of Free Monarchies

And, Basilikon Doron


Author: Mark Fortier,Victoria University (Toronto, Ont.). Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies

Publisher: Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies

ISBN: 9780969751267

Category: Divine right of kings

Page: 181

View: 5728

The Social Life of Coffee

The Emergence of the British Coffeehouse


Author: Brian Cowan

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300133502

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 4282

What induced the British to adopt foreign coffee-drinking customs in the seventeenth century? Why did an entirely new social institution, the coffeehouse, emerge as the primary place for consumption of this new drink? In this lively book, Brian Cowan locates the answers to these questions in the particularly British combination of curiosity, commerce, and civil society. Cowan provides the definitive account of the origins of coffee drinking and coffeehouse society, and in so doing he reshapes our understanding of the commercial and consumer revolutions in Britain during the long Stuart century. Britain’s virtuosi, gentlemanly patrons of the arts and sciences, were profoundly interested in things strange and exotic. Cowan explores how such virtuosi spurred initial consumer interest in coffee and invented the social template for the first coffeehouses. As the coffeehouse evolved, rising to take a central role in British commercial and civil society, the virtuosi were also transformed by their own invention.

Ireland in the Middle Ages


Author: Seán Duffy

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349251712

Category: Civilization, Medieval

Page: 232

View: 2579

This book surveys Irish history in the first half of this millennium, written in a style which will make it accessible to those new to the subject, incorporating the findings of recent research, and offering a reinterpretation of the evidence.

Forthcoming Books


Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 3410

The History of Civilization

From the Fall of the Roman Empire to the French Revolution


Author: François Guizot

Publisher: N.A


Category: Civilization

Page: N.A

View: 6144

Early Modern Britain, 1450–1750


Author: John Miller

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316982505

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 2312

This introductory textbook provides a wide-ranging survey of the political, social, cultural and economic history of early modern Britain, charting the gradual integration of the four kingdoms, from the Wars of the Roses to the formation of 'Britain', and the aftermath of England's unions with Wales and Scotland. The only textbook at this level to cover Britain and Ireland in depth over three centuries, it offers a fully integrated British perspective, with detailed attention given to social change throughout all chapters. Featuring source textboxes, illustrations, highlighted key terms and accompanying glossary, timelines, student questioning, and annotated further reading suggestions, including key websites and links, this textbook will be an essential resource for undergraduate courses on the history of early modern Britain. A companion website includes additional primary sources and bibliographic resources.

How Europe Underdeveloped Africa


Author: Walter Rodney

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 1788731204

Category: History

Page: 312

View: 7810

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.


A History of Slavery and Antislavery


Author: Seymour Drescher

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139482963

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 5915

In one form or another, slavery has existed throughout the world for millennia. It helped to change the world, and the world transformed the institution. In the 1450s, when Europeans from the small corner of the globe least enmeshed in the institution first interacted with peoples of other continents, they created, in the Americas, the most dynamic, productive, and exploitative system of coerced labor in human history. Three centuries later these same intercontinental actions produced a movement that successfully challenged the institution at the peak of its dynamism. Within another century a new surge of European expansion constructed Old World empires under the banner of antislavery. However, twentieth-century Europe itself was inundated by a new system of slavery, larger and more deadly than its earlier system of New World slavery. This book examines these dramatic expansions and contractions of the institution of slavery and the impact of violence, economics, and civil society in the ebb and flow of slavery and antislavery during the last five centuries.


Ancient and Modern


Author: Charles Howard McIlwain

Publisher: The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.

ISBN: 1584775505

Category: Law

Page: 162

View: 7270

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.

Pattern and Repertoire in History


Author: Bertrand M. ROEHNER,Tony Syme,Bertrand M Roehner

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674042840

Category: History

Page: 432

View: 8603

The aim of this book is to analyze clusters of similar "elementary" occurrences that serve as the building blocks of more global events. Making connections between seemingly unrelated case studies, Roehner and Syme apply scientific methodology to the analysis of history. Their book identifies the recurring patterns of behavior that shape the histories of different countries separated by vast stretches of time and space. Taking advantage of a broad wealth of historical evidence, the authors decipher what may be seen as a kind of genetic code of history.