This is the first comprehensive study of the House of Lords in the reign of Charles II. It examines the House's institutional and political activities, and reveals the vital role played by the peerage in Caroline parliaments. Andrew Swatland also describes the emergence of political parties, reinterpreting the origins of "Toryism" and "Whiggism". This detailed and balanced study is both a major institutional history and an important contribution to the history of Restoration politics and political culture.
|Publisher:||Cambridge University Press|
|Series:||Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History Series|
|Edition description:||Revised ed.|
|Product dimensions:||5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.71(d)|
Table of Contents
1. Introduction; Part I. From Abolition to Restoration: 2. In the wilderness, 1649-1660; Part II. Members and the Business of the House: 3. Membership, attendance and privileges; 4. Legislation; 5. Justice; Part III. King, Lords and Commons: 6. King and Lords; 7. Lords and Commons; Part IV. Religion: 8. Religious composition; 9. Church settlement; 10. Religious nonconformity; Part V. Politics: 11. Factions, country peers and the 'Whig' party; 12. Court and 'Tory' peers; Conclusion; Appendices.