Age of Faction: Court Politics 1660-1702

Age of Faction: Court Politics 1660-1702

by Alan Marshall

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Overview

Monarchical government in the later 17th century was a political fact of life and remains central to understanding the period. The subject of this book is the court of the later Stuart kings in the period 1660-1702. Its purpose is to provide an introduction to some of the emergent themes of court politics, culture and society. It does this in two ways by analyzing the ritual side of court government in its structural, political and cultural guises. The book also explores the processes of power at court through the client-patron system, factional conflict and the role of women at court.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780719049743
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Publication date: 12/01/1999
Series: New Frontiers in History Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 5.76(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.88(d)

About the Author

Alan Marshall is Senior Lecturer in Early Modern Studies at Bath Spa University College.

Table of Contents

Themes of Monarchical Government * Machines of Government, Office and Ceremony * Power, Government and Faction * Social and Cultural Life * Court Politics Under Charles II, 1660-1678 * The Crisis and James II, 1685-1688 * The Reign of Willliam III

Themes of Monarchical Government * Machines of Government, Office and Ceremony * Power, Government and Faction * Social and Cultural Life * Court Politics Under Charles II, 1660-1678 * The Crisis and James II, 1685-1688 * The Reign of Willliam III

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