Friday, January 27, 2006

Recommended books (updated)

I am not a specialist in the late seventeenth century and the postings on this blog are greatly indebted to a wide range of books on the period, notably the following:

Barry Coward, The Stuart Age, 2nd edn. (London: Longmans, 1992)
Tim Harris, Restoration: Charles II and his Kingdoms, 1660-1685 (London: Allen Lane, 2005)
Julian Hoppit, A Land of Liberty? England 1689-1727 (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 2000)
Mark Kishlansky, A Monarchy Transformed (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1996)
John Miller, James II: A Study in Kingship (London: Methuen, 1978)
Wilfred Prest, Albion Ascendant: English History 1660-1815 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1998)
Jonathan Scott, England's Troubles (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2000)
D. L. Smith, A History of the Modern British Isles, 1603-1701 (Oxford: Blackwell, 1998)
These books will be referenced frequently, using the Harvard system (eg, Coward, 1992).