The Routledge Companion to the Stuart Age, 1603–1714

By John Wroughton

© 2005 – Routledge

328 pages

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About the Book

Here is an invaluable, user-friendly and compact compendium packed with facts and figures on the seventeenth century – one of the most tumultuous and complex periods in British history.

From James I to Queen Anne, this Companion includes detailed information on political, religious and cultural developments as well as military activity, foreign affairs and colonial expansion.

Chronologies, biographies, documents, maps and genealogies, and an extensive bibliography navigate the reader through this fascinating and formative epoch as the book details the key events and themes of the era including:

  • the English Civil War and its military campaigns
  • the Gunpowder Plot, Catholic persecution and the influence of Puritanism
  • imperial adventures in America, Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean
  • Scotland and the Act of Union, 1707
  • the Irish Confederate wars and the Cromwellian conquest of Ireland
  • the Great Fire of 1666 and the rebuilding of London
  • biographies of key figures, including women, artists, architects, writers and scientists
  • the Restoration and the revival of drama.

With complete lists of offices of state, an extensive glossary of key constitutional, political and religious terminology, and up-to-date thematic annotated bibliographies to aid further research, this student-friendly reference guide is essential for all those interested in the Stuart Age.

Table of Contents

Section 1: Chronologies: Domestic Affairs Section 2: Chronologies: Foreign and Colonial Affairs Section 3: Lists of Major Officers of State Section 4: Glossary of Constitutional, Political and Religious Terms Section 5: Biographies Section 6: Bibliography Section 7: Table and Maps

About the Author

John Wroughton is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and was Headmaster of King Edward’s School, Bath and a part-time lecturer at the University of Bath. He has written extensively on the seventeenth century and his publications include Stuart Bath: Life in the Forgotten City (2004), An Unhappy Civil War: The Experiences of Ordinary People in Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire and English Historical Facts, 1603-1688 (1980).

About the Series

Routledge Companions to History

Routledge Companions to History offer perfect reference guides to key historical events and eras, providing everything that the student or general reader needs to know.

These comprehensive guides include essential apparatus for navigating through specific topics in a clear and straightforward manner – including introductory articles, biographies and chronologies – to provide accessible and indispensable surveys crammed with vital information valuable for beginner and expert alike.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
HISTORY / Reference