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1st Edition

English Historical Documents, 1603–1660

ISBN 9780415199094
Published February 2, 2011 by Routledge
1416 Pages 5 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Praise for the series:

‘Perhaps the most important historical undertaking of our age... one of the most valuable historical works ever produced.’ - Times Literary Supplement

‘A landmark in the field of historical endeavour... the most admirable collection of sources on English history that exists.’ - American Historical Review

English Historical Documents is the most ambitious and comprehensive collection of primary documents on English history ever published. The volumes were published between 1953 and 1977 and have become landmark publications in their own fields.

This long awaited volume covers 1603-1660, the tumultuous years of the Stuart Kings, the English Civil War and the rise and fall of the Republic. The volume includes informative introductory pieces for the parts and sections, and editorial comments are directed towards making sources intelligible rather than drawing conclusions from them. Opening with an overview of the landscape, people and places of England and Wales, the volume covers all the key aspects of the Stuart period, including:

  • parliaments
  • religion
  • multiple kingdoms
  • finance
  • political ideas
  • the monarchy
  • internal wars and warfare
  • foreign policy and external wars
  • justice and judicial affairs
  • Links between localities and centres

The format of the series has been fully updated for this new volume, and the documents gathered here encompass the most up to date approaches to the material.

Table of Contents

Part 1 England and Wales, 1603-60: the Land and its People, the Economy and Society  Section 1. Landscapes, People and Lifestyles  Section 2. Economy and Economic Life  Section 3. Society and Social Life  Part 2 1603-40  Section 1. Parliaments.  Section 2. Religion.  Section 3. Multiple Kingdoms.  Section 4. Finance.  Section 5 Political Ideas.  Section 6. Monarchy and Nation.  Part 3. 1640-60  1. Internal Wars and Warfare  2. Multiple Kingdoms 3. Constitutional Matters and the Executive Arm  4. Parliaments and the Legislative Arm  5. Religion and the Church  6. Army Politics and the Army in Politics  7. State Finance  8. Justice and Judicial Affairs  9. Colonial and Commercial Policies, Foreign Policies and External Wars 10. Local-Central Links 11. Radical Groups

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Barry Coward is Emeritus Professor of History at Birkbeck, University of London and has published many books on the history of the Stuart Age. Peter Gaunt is Reader in History and Professor of Early Modern History at University of Chester.