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Revolution : the great crisis of the British monarchy, 1685-1720

Author: Tim Harris
Publisher: London : Penguin, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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To an extraordinary extent everyone in Britain still lives under the shadow of the 'Glorious Revolution' of 1688. This last successful invasion was a massive and violent event. Harris captures the sense that this was a great turning point in Britain's history and shows the severe price that was paid.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Jakob, England König II.; Wilhelm, England König III.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tim Harris
ISBN: 9781410165237 141016523X 9780141016528 0141016523
OCLC Number: 234047172
Notes: Originally published: London: Allen Lane, 2006.
Description: xviii, 622 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, plates ; 20 cm
Contents: Part I. The reign of James II and VII, 1685-8. The accession of the true and lawful heir --
Meeting the radical challange: the Scottish and English Parliaments and the rebellions of Argyll and Monmouth --
'That unhappy Island of Ireland' --
Scotland under James VII --
Catholic Absolutism in England --
Part II. Revolutions in three kingdoms, 1688-91. Yielding an active obedience only according to law --
The desertion --
'The greatest revolution that was ever known': the revolution settlement in England --
The Glorious Revolution in Scotland --
'This Wofull Revolution' in Ireland --
Conclusion: the revolutions, their aftermaths, and the remaking of Britain, 1691-1720.
Responsibility: Tim Harris.

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