The early Stuarts : a political history of England, 1603-1642 / Roger Lockyer.Material type: TextPublication details: London : Longman, 1999. Edition: 2nd edISBN: 058227768XSubject(s): Stuart, House of | Great Britain -- History -- Early Stuarts, 1603-1649 | Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1603-1649 | England -- Civilization -- 17th centuryDDC classification: 942.06 LOC classification: DA390
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Enhanced descriptions from Syndetics:
Previous ed.: 1989.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
1. James I and the constitution -- 2. James I and the royal finances -- 3. James I and the Church of England -- 4. The nature and functions of Parliament in early Stuart England -- 5. The early parliaments of James I 1604-1614 -- 6. The later parliaments of James I 1621-1624 -- 7. England and Europe: the foreign policy of James I and Charles I -- 8. Government and society in early Stuart England -- 9. The Roman Catholics in England 1603-1642 -- 10. The Caroline Church -- 11. The royal finances under Charles I -- 12. Charles I and the constitution -- 13. The early parliaments of Charles I 1625-1629 -- 14. The Personal Rule.
When Roger Lockyer's political history of the reigns of James I and Charles I, up to the outbreak of civil war in 1642, first appeared in 1989 it met with a general welcome for its calm, sensible, informed analysis of these eventful years; for its ease and clarity of style; and for its return to the writings and speeches of the time to understand, and animate, the issues that were of central importance to early Stuart Britain. Now, almost a decade on, Roger Lockyer has substantially reworked the entire book, tightening the structure, and updating and significantly expanding the text. There are new chapters on Scotland and Ireland, greatly strengthening the "British" dimension of the analysis; on the personal rule of Charles I; and a welcome new final chapter examining recent historiographical controversies, and reassessing our current understanding of the causes of the Civil War.