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Constitutional royalism and the search for settlement, c. 1640-1649, David L. Smith

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Constitutional royalism and the search for settlement, c. 1640-1649
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Constitutional royalism and the search for settlement, c. 1640-1649
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David L. Smith
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eng
Summary
"'Constitutional Royalism' is one of the most familiar yet least often examined of all the political labels found in the historiography of the English Revolution. This book fills a gap by investigating the leading Constitutional Royalists who rallied to King Charles I in 1642 while consistently urging him to reach an 'accommodation' with Parliament." "These Royalists' early careers reveal that a commitment to the rule of law and a relative lack of 'godly' zeal were the characteristic predictors of Constitutional Royalism in the Civil War. Such attitudes explain why many of them criticised the policies of the King's personal rule, but also why they joined the King in 1642 and tried to achieve a negotiated settlement thereafter. The central chapters examine their role in the peace talks of the 1640s and assess why those talks broke down. The final part of the book traces the Constitutional Royalists through the Interregnum - during which they consciously withdrew from public life - to the Restoration, when many of them returned to prominence and saw their ideas vindicated. A concluding chapter reviews the long-term legacy of Constitutional Royalism and its specific contribution to the politics of the English Revolution. Throughout, the story of the Constitutional Royalists is set within the wider context of seventeenth-century English political history and thought."--Jacket
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DLC
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1963-
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Smith, David L.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Cambridge studies in early modern British history
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  • Monarchy
  • Constitutional history
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
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Constitutional royalism and the search for settlement, c. 1640-1649, David L. Smith
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-357) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
29027696
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 371 pages
Isbn
9780521410564
Lccn
93034969
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1185674
Label
Constitutional royalism and the search for settlement, c. 1640-1649, David L. Smith
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 333-357) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
29027696
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvi, 371 pages
Isbn
9780521410564
Lccn
93034969
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(WaOLN)1185674

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