Politics under the Later Stuarts

Politics under the Later Stuarts : Party Conflict in a Divided Society 1660-1715

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The first major study of party conflict in England over the later Stuart period from the reign of Charles II to its culmination under Anne. Tim Harris shows how the party configuration of subsequent British politics emerged in these crucial years. He deals not only with high politics and with the organisation of the new parties, but also with the ideological roots of party strife.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 276 pages
  • 138 x 218 x 22mm | 339.99g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Reissue
  • 1138836273
  • 9781138836273

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"Tim Harris has written the finest and most comprehensive synthesis of late Stuart politics to appear since J H Plumb's The Growth of Political Stability in England 1675 - 1725." - American Historical Reviewshow more

Table of contents

Preface 1. Introduction 2. The restoration The desire for the Restoration The political settlement Religious tensions Conclusion 3. Court, Country and Origins of Party Fears of popery and abritratrary government and the emergence of Court-Country tensions The beginnings of party organisation Conflict over the Church Conclusions 4. The Exclusion Crisis The Whigs and exclusion The constitutional position of the Whigs The Whigs and the issue of dissent The Tories and the defence of the succession Divisions in Parliament and 'out-of-doors' 5. The Glorious Revolution The Tory reaction and the accession of James II Tory-Anglican opposition to James II The Revolution settlement Conclusion 6. High Politics and Party Ideology under William and Anne The structure of politics The issues Court versus Country and the transformation of party Conclusion 7. The Divided Society under William and Anne The social context of party strife The drama of elections The socio-economic contours of the divided society Conclusion 8. Jacobitism The dimensions of Jacobitism Jacobitism in society Scottish Jacobitism The Jacobite challenge 1714 - 15 Conclusion 9. Conclusion Bibliography Indexshow more

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