The Century of Revolution, 1603-1714

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W. W. Norton & Company, 1982 - History - 296 pages
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During this period modern English society and a modern state began to take shape, and England's position in the world was transformed.

The Century of Revolution tries to penetrate below the familiar events to grasp when happened—to ordinary English men and women as well as to kings and queens or abstractions like "society" and "the state."

In this new edition, Dr. Hill includes the most important conclusions of recent research and has added postscripts drawing attention to especially significant books.
  

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Review: The Century of Revolution, 1603-1714 (The Norton Library History of England)

User Review  - Caracalla - Goodreads

Very interesting account of Britain's most important century, the foundation of her politics, economic habits, etc. Massive change from James I to William III. Interesting thesis that all that was ... Read full review

Review: The Century of Revolution, 1603-1714 (The Norton Library History of England)

User Review  - Sean Chick - Goodreads

I wish I could rate it higher, for as a source of information and interpretation it is peerless. The trouble is Hill is a lousy writer. Read full review

Contents

Part Four 16881714 1 Introductory
1
Narrative of Events
6
Economics
11
Politics and the Constitution
36
Religion and Ideas
63
Conclusion 160340
86
Narrative of Events
94
Politics and the Constitution
101
Politics and the Constitution
191
Religion and Ideas
208
Narrative of Events
220
Economics
224
Politics and the Constitution
235
Religion and Ideas
249
Conclusion 16601714
263
Epilogue
267

Economics
124
Religion and Ideas
139
Conclusion 164060
161
Narrative of Events
166
Economics
172

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About the author (1982)

Christopher Hill was born John Edward Christopher Hill in York, England on February 6, 1912. He attended Balliol College, Oxford University and later became the master of the college from 1965 until his retirement in 1978. In 1940, he was commissioned as a lieutenant in the Oxford and Bucks Light Infantry, before becoming a major in the intelligence corps in the Foreign Office from 1943 until the end of World War II. He was a Marxist historian whose work examined the role of economic factors in the events of 17th-century England. His works included The English Revolution 1640, Intellectual Origins of the English Revolution, God's Englishman, Reformation to Industrial Revolution, AntiChrist in 17th-Century England, Milton and the English Revolution, The World of the Muggletonians, The Experience of Defeat, and Liberty Against the Law. He died on February 23, 2003 at the age of 91.

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