By J. P. Kenyon
The interval from 1680 to approximately 1720 was once some of the most complicated and hard within the background of British politics, to contemporaries in addition to to posterity. The parameters of political legal responsibility have been decisively shifted via the Revolution of 1688; statesmen and politicians had now to accustom themselves to the newness of a parliament in consultation each year; Britain was once nearly consistently engaged within the so much bold and dear wars in her historical past thus far; political events have been sluggish to shape, and of uncertain reputation after they did. Professor Kenyon's Ford Lectures, brought in Oxford in 1976 and now released as a paperback for the 1st time, stay a regular account of the interval. For this reissue, Professor Kenyon has written a brand new preface which discusses the e-book within the gentle of modern historiography.
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