Unrevolutionary England, 1603-1642

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Bloomsbury, 1990 - History - 313 pages
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What holds these essays together is the rejection of the idea of 'the birth of the modern world'. England before the Civil War was not a country welcoming a brave new world but one clinging fearfully to an old one. Change, where it happened, was not the result of a deliberate striving for 'progress', and the polity of pre-Civil War England was not on the point of collapse. Parliaments were not dominated by two 'sides' in training for a Cup Final at Naseby, but were groups of people struggling with limited success to reach agreement.

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Contents

The Nature of a Parliament in Early Stuart England
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Parliamentary History in Perspective 16041629
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The Foreign Policy Debate in the House
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