The Stuart Age: England, 1603-1714

The Stuart Age England Occupying the top spot on most undergraduate reading lists for this period and widely used by teachers and students on A level courses on early modern British history The Stuart Age is the definitiv

  • Title: The Stuart Age: England, 1603-1714
  • Author: Barry Coward
  • ISBN: 9780582772519
  • Page: 243
  • Format: Paperback
  • Occupying the top spot on most undergraduate reading lists for this period, and widely used by teachers and students on A level courses on early modern British history, The Stuart Age is the definitive history of England s century of civil war and revolution.This new edition clarifies and makes sense of recent historiographical trends over the last decade In a substanOccupying the top spot on most undergraduate reading lists for this period, and widely used by teachers and students on A level courses on early modern British history, The Stuart Age is the definitive history of England s century of civil war and revolution.This new edition clarifies and makes sense of recent historiographical trends over the last decade In a substantial new introduction to the volume, Barry Coward provides an important assessment of the impact of new revisionist approaches on historical writing about the Stuart age.

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    1. Though this was intended to be a fairly straightforward and comprehensive look at England in the 17th century, almost a textbook really, it is surprisingly readable. Coward focuses on the monarchs (both Jameses, both Charleses, William and Mary, and Anne) and the Cromwellian interregum, and on how the long battles over finances and religion between the executive and the parliament continued throughout this period, which provides a fairly linear, though complicated, narrative to follow.Coward mak [...]

    2. This is a terrible thing to say about a book that covers the sweep of the English Civil War, the Interregnum, the Restoration, the Glorious Revolution, and the last gasps of the Stuart line as political parties come into their own, but it needs to be said: it's all a bit boring, isn't it? Partly this is because Coward appears to have an allergy to narrative history (yes, I hold his snippy comments about Wedgwood in the bibliography against him), indeed most of the time refereeing debates between [...]

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