From Restoration to Reform: The British Isles 1660-1832

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‘It is hard to write the history of the British Isles in these years as anything other than a success story.’

In reality, nothing about these successes was preordained.

In the mid seventeenth century the British Isles were marginal to Europe. A warring group of islands, frequently the scene of catastrophe, they counted for less than the sum of their parts. Yet, by 1832, the reverse was true. United politically as never before, these isles thrived when their European neighbours were torn by war and revolution.

Recovering from the turmoil of the Civil Wars, these four countries surmounted successive domestic and foreign challenges. They prospered and extended their power throughout the world. This long eighteenth century, so often seen as a prosaic, polite era, must instead be understood as one of dynamic and perilous conflict.

Tracing the political, religious and material cultures of the period, as well as what might have been, Jonathan Clark argues that the set of problems this period poses is of vital importance to the present.

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History, like the present, is always changing.

Scholarship on the history of the British Isles is currently experiencing a golden age. The breakdown of modernism and the eclipse of both the Marxist tradition and the 'Whig interpretation' that sees all history as progress, combined with the trajectories of nationalism in Ireland, Scotland and Wales, have generated unprecedented intellectual activity.

In this volume, Jonathan Clark discusses Reformation to reform between the years 1660 to 1832. Once assumed to be a politically stable and socially conventional period in which reassuringly little happened, these decades in fact display astonishing reversals, achievements and new departures. Covering the failure of English republicanism and sectarianism, deep divisions between England, Scotland and Ireland and the impact of the American Revolution, how Britian survived and even prospered continues to fascinate.

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"This is a masterful study which takes regional diversity very seriously" ( Catholic Herald)

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