Michael Mullett reconsiders, in the light of recent r attlee's* and of altering perceptions of the English past, the events of the crucial years 1678-1688; from the Restoration era through the exclusion crisis, and subsequent reign of James to the `Glorious Revolution' of 1688. He focuses on the central role of James, Duke of York, and from 1685-1688, King of England, but locates the growing difficulties of his reign within the wider context of political and religious trends.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction; Chapter 2 The Popish Plot; Chapter 3 Exclusion; Chapter 4 The second restoration, 1681–5; Chapter 5 ‘A man for arbitrary power’?; Chapter 6 The search for new allies; Chapter 7 James’s overthrow; Chapter 8 Conclusion;
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