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Title:
Revolution principles : the politics of party, 1689-1720
Author:
Kenyon, J. P. (John Philipps), 1927-
Publication Information:
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1977.
Physical Description:
viii, 248 pages ; 22 cm.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780521215428
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

The period from 1680 to about 1720 was one of the most complex and difficult in the history of British politics, to contemporaries as well as to posterity. The parameters of political obligation were decisively shifted by the Revolution of 1688; statesmen and politicians had now to accustom themselves to the novelty of a parliament in session every year; Britain was almost continuously engaged in the most ambitious and expensive wars in her history to date; political parties were slow to form, and of doubtful repute when they did. Professor Kenyon's Ford Lectures, delivered in Oxford in 1976 and now published as a paperback for the first time, remain a standard account of the period. For this reissue, Professor Kenyon has written a new preface which discusses the book in the light of recent historiography.


Table of Contents

Preface
Note
1 Introduction
2 By force or by miracle
3 The measures of submission
4 This skein of tangled principles
5 King Charle's head
6 The bloody flag
7 Revolution principles
8 Black and odious colours
9 The four last years
10 That triumphant appellation
11 Conclusion
Abbreviations
Notes
Addendum
Index

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