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Dynasty that ruled Scotland (1371-1714) and England (1603-1714), with an interregnum (1649-60). Their reign in England was troubled, as fears of absolutism helped provoke a civil war and the... read more

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Richard Cust reassesses the thinking behind the biggest military blunder of the English Civil War, Charles I’s decision to fight the New Model Army at Naseby in June 1645.

Greening urban landscapes is nothing new, says Joyce Ellis, the Georgians were Greens too.
Volume: 50 Issue: 1 1999

Roger Lockyer takes a fresh look at the much-maligned James VI of Scotland, who became the first Stuart king of England.

Issue: 34 1999

Many have dismissed the last Stuart monarch as a nonentity or a figure of fun. Yet according to Richard Wilkinson she does not deserve her tarnished reputation.

Issue: 31 1998

On the tercentenary of the fire that destroyed it, Simon Thurley describes the significance of the royal Palace of Whitehall to the Tudor and Stuart monarchs who lived there.

Volume: 48 Issue: 1 1998

Sean Kelsey reconsiders the events of January 1649 and argues the trial was skilfully appropriated by rump politicians in paving the way for the new Commonwealth.

Volume: 49 Issue: 1 1998

Barry Coward grapples with a question which has become more difficult to answer as a result of recent scholarship. He finds the answer lies in the New Model Army, in religious passion and in Charles himself.

Issue: 32 1998

A cabinet of curiosities or a medium for enlightening the general public? Patricia Fara looks at how debate over democratising scientific knowledge crystalised in the development of the newly-formed British Museum.

Volume: 47 Issue: 8 1997

The last years of Charles II saw London a hotbed of political and religious conflict. Exploiting it, with powerful backers at court, was a ‘hit squad’ whose underworld techniques would have done credit to the Krays. Mark Goldie uncovers from contemporary documents a reign of terror.

Volume: 47 Issue: 10 1997

On a cold January morning in 1649 Charles I stepped out onto a scaffold in Whitehall and into history, seen by some as a tyrant, by others as a martyr. But how far was the intellectual climate of mid-17th-century England ready for the republic that followed? Sarah Barber presents the latest thinking.

Volume: 46 Issue: 1 1996

The way in which the church commemoration of King Charles I's 1649 execution became a potent instrument in the political war of words after the Restoration is examined, and the history of the king's execution and the clergy's promotion of the event are discussed.

Volume: 45 Issue: 2 1995

Seel reassesses the career of Oliver Cromwell's predecessor as Parliamentary Commander in the 1640s, Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex, and argues that he has been harshly judged by English Civil War historians.

Volume: 45 Issue: 4 1995
Penelope Corfield looks at the controversy about religion and ancien régime in the Georgian state and comes to a pluralist conclusion.
Volume: 45 Issue: 4 1995

Helen Davidson on a new search into recovering Charles I's treasure boat.

Volume: 44 Issue: 8 1994
Blake Pinnell explains how an ancient tradition got out of hand and drained the public purse of 18th-century England.
Volume: 43 Issue: 8 1993
Hated by many, mistrusted by all: a fair verdict on Randal MacDonnell the man who wheeled and dealed across Scotland and Ireland in the troubled era of Civil War and Commonwealth? Jane Ohlmeyer puts the man in his geographical and cultural context and re-evaluates his career and motives.
Volume: 43 Issue: 3 1993
Richard Cavendish looks at the wide-ranging interests of The Georgian Group
Volume: 42 Issue: 3 1992

Richard Cavendish looks at all things Stuart in the month when Charles I lost his head.

Volume: 42 Issue: 1 1991

Keith M. Brown questions the extent to which humanism and Renaissance courtliness had weaned the Stuart aristocracy from random acts of violence and taking the law into their own hands.

Volume: 40 Issue: 10 1990
Linda Pollock questions the assumption that younger brothers in the 16th and 17th-centuries were automatically stifled and frustrated, impotent in the family pecking order.
Volume: 39 Issue: 6 1989

Robert Beddard chronicles the indiscriminate orgy of looting and destruction unleashed in the vacuum between James' flight and William's arrival in the capital.

Volume: 38 Issue: 7 1988

Timothy Curtis and J.A. Sharpe delve into the country's criminal past.

Volume: 38 Issue: 2 1988

Kevin Sharpe reassesses the role that ideology, rhetoric and intellectual discussion played in the upheavals of seventeenth-century England.

Volume: 38 Issue: 1 1988

Why did Monmouth fail and William of Orange succeed? Robin Clifton investigates the tale of two rebellions.

Volume: 38 Issue: 7 1988
Julian Mann observes excavations of the Stuart garden at Kirby Hall.
Volume: 38 Issue: 10 1988

John Morrill argues that recent scholarship is re-shaping our view of the fortunes of monarchy and Parliament between 1660 and 1688.

Volume: 38 Issue: 7 1988

'Take but degree away... and hark what discord follows' was a Tudor and Stuart commonplace but the neatness and fixity of what we think of as their social order is a creation of historians.

Volume: 37 Issue: 1 1987

A look at the Georgian Group, who campaign for the protection of ancient buildings.

Volume: 37 Issue: 7 1987

J A Sharpe looks into the work carried out by social historians into Stuart and Tudor England.

Volume: 36 Issue: 12 1986

An embryo patron of the English Renaissance and a lost Protestant hero? Roy Strong examines aspirations and might-have-beens in a major new study of Charles I's elder brother.

Volume: 36 Issue: 5 1986

Rosemary Day considers Oxford and Cambridge in the Tudor and Stewart age

Volume: 34 Issue: 2 1984

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