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1. Revolution and its Repercussions

1. Revolution and its Repercussions  

Paul Langford

in Eighteenth-Century Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Print Publication Year: 
Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776540
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192853998.003.0001
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chapter
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9780192853998
‘Revolution and its Repercussions’ deals with the aftermath and impact of the Glorious Revolution. The need to legitimize the deposition of James II led parliament to declare a de facto ... More
2. Government and Law

2. Government and Law  

John Morrill

in Stuart Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776557
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854001.003.0002
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chapter
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9780192854001
‘Government and Law’ shows how, despite the government's limited financial resources, fiscal innovations — particularly in indirect taxation — allowed them to balance the budget by the end ... More
7. British America

7. British America  

Alan Taylor

in Colonial America: A Very Short Introduction

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Nov 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365876
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199766239.003.0008
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chapter
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9780199766239
Initially, the English monarch didn't exercise much power over his colonists entrusting colonization to private interests licensed by royal charters. ‘British America’ looks at the changing ... More
2. Defining empire: key characteristics

2. Defining empire: key characteristics  

Ashley Jackson

in The British Empire: A Very Short Introduction

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May 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778193
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199605415.003.0003
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chapter
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9780199605415
‘Defining Empire: Key Characteristics’ offers a mosaic of some of the Empire's main defining features beyond its physical presence. What was the British Empire? Beyond its physical presence ... More
Stuart Britain: A Very Short Introduction

Stuart Britain: A Very Short Introduction  

John Morrill

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776557
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854001.001.0001
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book
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9780192854001
Stuart Britain: A Very Short Introduction sets the Revolution in its political, religious, social, economic, intellectual, and cultural contexts. It gives an account of the ... More
7. Intellectual and Religious Life

7. Intellectual and Religious Life  

John Morrill

in Stuart Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776557
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854001.003.0007
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9780192854001
‘Intellectual and Religious Life’ reveals the seventeenth century as an age of secularization. Anglican and Puritan alike were disillusioned by their failure to build a better world in ... More
1. What constitution?

1. What constitution?  

Martin Loughlin

in The British Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2013
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Sep 2013
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9780191778445
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199697694.003.0002
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9780199697694

What constitution?’ asks why Britain never adopted a ‘modern’ constitution. The traditional view of constitution saw it as an inheritance, developed over time from the national spirit. The ... More
3. The Early Stuarts

3. The Early Stuarts  

John Morrill

in Stuart Britain: A Very Short Introduction

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Aug 2000
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191776557
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780192854001.003.0003
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9780192854001
‘The Early Stuarts’ argues that Civil War seemed a remote prospect under James I. He was a visionary monarch whose ambitions as a Christian king failed and whose personal affairs caused ... More
Colonial America: A Very Short Introduction

Colonial America: A Very Short Introduction  

Alan Taylor

Print Publication Year: 
Nov 2012
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780199365876
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199766239.001.0001
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book
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9780199766239
Colonial America: A Very Short Introduction presents the current scholarly understanding of the subject. During the past generation, historians have broadened that ... More
4. The expansion and contraction of the English state

4. The expansion and contraction of the English state  

Martin Loughlin

in The British Constitution: A Very Short Introduction

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Apr 2013
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Sep 2013
eISBN: 
9780191778445
DOI: 
10.1093/actrade/9780199697694.003.0005
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chapter
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9780199697694
‘The expansion and contraction of the English state’ examines how changes in the scope of British authority have affected constitutional principle. Nominally, all components of the empire ... More

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