In this essential introduction to the writing of Stuart history, Ronald Hutton provides a clear and authoritative guide to both the current condition of the discipline and its historiography. Hutton helps students to understand some of the key recent debates and shows them how to set their reading in context. He also provides a new sense of why historians of the Stuart period, both collectively and individually, perceive the past in particular ways, and shows how these perceptions alter over time.
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Acknowledgements Introduction Revisionism The Great Civil War The New Framework for Early Stuart Studies Oliver Cromwell Charles II The Glorious Revolution Conclusion Index
RONALD HUTTON is Professor of History at Bristol University. He writes on subjects as diverse as witchcraft and the British Republic, and was recently described by the TLS as 'one of the liveliest and most wide-ranging English historians'.