History of England from the Accession of James I. to the Outbreak of the Civil War 1603-1642 Volume 7



Samuel Rawson Gardiner (1829 1902) was a distinguished Victorian historian of the seventeenth century who coined the term 'Puritan Revolution' and was noted for his use of and editorial work on primary sources. This ten-volume work was published in 1883 4, though he had already published eight volumes on the period 1603 37, of which the first two were considerably revised for this edition; and in later works he continued the story through the Civil War, the Commonwealth and the Protectorate. The series was highly regarded in its time, and reprinted often, although it was not without its critics. Gardiner aimed at writing 'scientific history', relying on the facts to speak for themselves. This seventh volume spans the period 1629 35, and includes chapters covering the parliamentary session of 1629, divergent tendencies in politics and religion, Charles I's visit to Scotland and the beginning of Laud's archbishopric."

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Cambridge University Press
Publish Date
August 12, 2011
5.5 X 0.91 X 8.5 inches | 1.14 pounds

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Samuel Rawson Gardiner (1829-1902) was an English historian who specialized in seventeenth-century European history. He was educated at Winchester College and Christ Church, Oxford, where he obtained a first class in Literae Humaniores. He also served as professor of modern history at King's College London, where he became most famous for his histories of the English Civil War era.