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Oxford AQA History: A Level and AS Component 1: Stuart Britain and the Crisis of Monarchy 1603-1702
Sally Waller, David Farr
Oxford AQA History: A Level and AS Component 1: Stuart Britain and the Crisis of Monarchy 1603-1702
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Retaining well-loved features from the previous editions, Stuart Britain and the Crisis of Monarchy has been approved by AQA and matched to the 2015 specifications. This textbook covers AS and A Level content together and covers in breadth issues of change, continuity, and cause and consequence in in this period of British history through key themes such as how far did the monarchy change during Stuart Britain, why were there disputes over religion, how effective was opposition, and how important were ideologies and individuals. Its aim is to enable you to understand and make connections between the six key thematic questions covered in the specification. Students can further develop vital skills such as historical interpretations and source analyses via specially selected sources and extracts. Practice questions and study tips provide additional support to help familiarize students with the new exam style questions, and help them achieve their best in the exam.

Front Cover
Title Page
Introduction to features
AQA History specification overview
Introduction to the Oxford AQA History series
Introduction to this book
Part One: Absolutism challenged: Britain 1603–49
Section 1: Monarchs and parliaments 1603–29
1 The Political Nation and the social basis of power
2 James I and Charles I: character, court and favourites
3 The finances of the Crown and attempts at reform
4 Religion and religious divisions
5 Relations and disputes with parliaments, 1604–29
6 The state of relations between Crown and Parliament by 1629 and reaction of the Political Nation
Section 2: Revolution 1629–49
7 Divisions over religion: Arminianism and Laudianism; Puritanism; and millenarianism to 1640
8 Political divisions: the Personal Rule and the Short Parliament
9 Political divisions: the Long Parliament, Pymand the outbreak of civil war
10 The First Civil War: England, Scotland, Ireland
11 the Second Civil War
12 Social divisions: political and religious radicalism, the Levellers and millenarians
13 The failure to secure a post-war settlement, 1648–49: divisions between army and Parliament and the regicide
Part Two: Monarchy restored and restrained: Britain 1649–1702
Section 3: From republic to restored and limited monarchy 1649–78
14 The consolidation of the Republic: Scotland and Dunbar; campaigns in Ireland; Charles II and Worcester
15 Political divisions and experiments: republicanism and the Rump; millenarianism and the Nominated Assembly
16 Cromwell, the Protectorates, Major-Generals, and relations with the Political Nation
17 Charles II and the nature of Restored Monarchy; rule through Parliament and Ministers, Clarendon, the Cabal and Danby
18 The emergence of Court and Country ‘parties’
19 Religious divisions and conflicts
Section 4: The establishment of constitutional monarchy, 1678–1702
20 Political developments and conflicts: Exclusion and absolutism
21 The ‘Glorious Revolution’ and its consolidation in England, Scotland and Ireland
22 Divisions within the Political Nation: Whigs and Tories
23 Religious changes: Anglicanism, Protestantism, Catholicism and toleration
24 Government under William III and Mary
25 The condition of Britain and its monarchy by 1702
Topics available from Oxford AQA History for A Level
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