1st Edition

Restoration England Politics and Government 1660-1688

By Robert M. Bliss Copyright 1985
    64 Pages
    by Routledge

    62 Pages
    by Routledge

    Dr Bliss’s pamphlet discusses in detail the Restoration settlement as both an expedient solution to the problems facing Charles II and the political nation in 1660 and as a basis for a long term solution to the problems of relations between crown and parliament, public, finance and religion. These are the principle recurring themes of this, but explicit attention is also given to foreign policy, to relations between central and local government, and to the structure of central government itself. The book combines a broadly narrative approach with concentration on certain problems, e.g. finance, which the author has identified as particularly significant.

    Chapter 1 Introduction: main themes of the Restoration era; Chapter 2 The Restoration settlement; Chapter 3 The constitution: crown and parliament; Chapter 4 Finance and administration; Chapter 5 Religion, foreign policy and the rise of party; Chapter 6 The sinews of government power in the 1680s; Chapter 7 Conclusion: the Restoration era in context;


    Robert M. Bliss