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The descent on England

Roger B. Manning

in An Apprenticeship in Arms: The Origins of the British Army 1585-1702

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261499
eISBN:
9780191718625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261499.003.0014
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

A profound alteration of England’s foreign and military policies in 1689 led to a century and more of global warfare with France which ended only in 1815. This reorientation of British priorities was ... More


Freedom, Religion, and Laws

S. J. Connolly

in Divided Kingdom: Ireland 1630-1800

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780199543472
eISBN:
9780191716553
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199543472.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

The accession of James II gave Catholics a short-lived ascendancy, until the Glorious Revolution and the defeat of James's Irish supporters by William III. Immediately afterwards the Irish ... More


James II and the Catholic Challenge

R. A. Beddard

in The History of the University of Oxford: Volume IV Seventeenth-Century Oxford

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199510146
eISBN:
9780191700958
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199510146.003.0020
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

At the death of Charles II in 1685, Oxford University was solidly Anglican, predominantly high church and imperturbably Tory in its religion and politics. Indeed, it remained so well beyond the ... More


James II

John Miller

in Cities Divided: Politics and Religion in English Provincial Towns 1660-1722

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199288397
eISBN:
9780191710902
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199288397.003.0011
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

James was determined to repeal the penal laws and test acts, to allow religious freedom and full political rights to Catholics and Dissenters. To achieve this he needed a compliant Parliament. As the ... More


Mediterranean Expansion (1276–1336)

T. N. Bisson

in The Medieval Crown of Aragon: A Short History

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202363
eISBN:
9780191675294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202363.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Medieval History

This chapter focuses on Peter III, James II, and Alphonse IV. Peter III is that rarity in history: the greater son of a great father. Faced with two dangerous challenges — rebellious aristocracies in ... More


Feminine Disguise in The Hind and the Panther

Anne Cotterill

in Digressive Voices in Early Modern English Literature

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199261178
eISBN:
9780191717598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261178.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, 16th-century and Renaissance Literature

This chapter examines the disguise and threat of the feminine in Dryden's long, bewildering beast fable, The Hind and the Panther (1687), which apparently defends James II's Edict of Toleration while ... More


Anne Finch: Gender, Politics, and Myths of the Private Self

Carol Barash

in English Women's Poetry, 1649–1714: Politics, Community, and Linguistic Authority

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198186861
eISBN:
9780191674587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198186861.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

This chapter, working back and forth between published and manuscript versions of Anne Finch's poems, begins with the political poems, particularly her elegies on the deaths of James II in 1701 and ... More


The Glorious Revolution and America

Richard S. Dunn

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume I: The Origins of Empire: British Overseas Enterprise to the Close of the Seventeenth Century

Published in print:
1998
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205623
eISBN:
9780191676703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205623.003.0020
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter argues to the contrary that the Glorious Revolution was a genuinely transatlantic phenomenon, and that the colonial protests against James II's style of government reshaped English ... More


Seduction and Sedition: James, Duke of Monmouth and Seduction‐Story Paradigms

Toni Bowers

in Force or Fraud: British Seduction Stories and the Problem of Resistance, 1660-1760

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2011
ISBN:
9780199592135
eISBN:
9780191725340
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199592135.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature, 17th-century and Restoration Literature

James, Duke of Monmouth (1649–85) embodied the paradoxes involved in distinguishing between force and fraud in late seventeenth‐century England. He appears as both seducer and victim of seduction in ... More


The Jews of England and the Glorious Revolution

David S. Katz

in The Jews in the History of England 1485–1850

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206675
eISBN:
9780191677267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206675.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter sees that the granting of a written permission for resettlement by James II in 1685 actually had very little to do with the Jews themselves, ... More


The Jews of England and 1688

David S. Katz

in From Persecution to Toleration: The Glorious Revolution and Religion in England

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201960
eISBN:
9780191675102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201960.003.0009
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter suggests that the earlier generous treatment of the Jews by James II was designed, at least in part, to affirm his power to dispense with penal statutes. King James II gave the Jews of ... More


Marriage and Rebellion

Maximillian E. Novak

in Daniel Defoe: Master of Fictions: His Life and Works

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199261543
eISBN:
9780191698743
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199261543.003.0016
Subject:
Literature, 18th-century Literature

On January 1, 1684, Daniel Defoe married Mary Tuffley. The economy of England at this time resembled that of what is now called a developing nation. In his The Compleat English Tradesman, Defoe gave ... More


THE WAR OF THE TWO KINGS, 1685–91

J. G. Simms

in A New History of Ireland: Early Modern Ireland 1534-1691

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199562527
eISBN:
9780191701849
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562527.003.0019
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The long struggle for power between Catholics and Protestants offered to Catholics an unusually favourable prospect of establishing their predominance. They were supporting the legitimate claimant to ... More


The ‘Rise of Puritanism’ and the Legalizing of Dissent, 1571–1719

Nicolas Tyacke

in From Persecution to Toleration: The Glorious Revolution and Religion in England

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198201960
eISBN:
9780191675102
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198201960.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

This chapter discusses the restoration of Puritanism and focuses on the toleration of Dissenters during the reign of James II. The years 1686 to 1688 saw the Dissenters being wooed by both James II ... More


The Last of the Stuarts

David Cressy

in Dangerous Talk: Scandalous, Seditious, and Treasonable Speech in Pre-Modern England

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199564804
eISBN:
9780191701917
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564804.003.0010
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter shows the difficulty of policing popular sentiments from the reign of James II to the time of Queen Anne. The thirty years from the Duke of Monmouth's rebellion in 1685 to the Jacobite ... More


Regulation and Revolution: 1681–88

PERRY GAUCI

in Politics and Society in Great Yarmouth 1660–1722

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206057
eISBN:
9780191676956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206057.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

During the 1680s the crown subjected local government to the most sustained intervention of the Stuart period, culminating in James II's premeditated campaign to pack Parliament with supporters ... More


William Penn's Odyssey: From Child of Light to Absentee Landlord

RICHARD S. DUNN

in Public Duty and Private Conscience in Seventeenth-Century England: Essays Presented to G.E. Aylmer

Published in print:
1993
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202295
eISBN:
9780191675270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202295.003.0015
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

Richard S. Dunn, the author of this chapter, focuses on William Penn's lifelong effort to translate unconventional and unpopular personal convictions into purposeful and effective public action. He ... More


‘Arbitrary Power & Popery’ 1685–1688

FRANCES HARRIS

in A Passion for Government: The Life of Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough

Published in print:
1991
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202240
eISBN:
9780191675232
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202240.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Sarah was one of many who showed no remorse for the death of Charles II as she believed that he merely succumbed to the orders of France and that he was one of those behind the killing of the Whig ... More


King James’s Scotland

Alasdair Raffe

in Scotland in Revolution, 1685-1690

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781474427579
eISBN:
9781474445221
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474427579.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter introduces the political culture and summarises the main events of James VII’s Scottish reign. It traces the continuities between the Restoration settlement of 1661–2 and the 1680s, ... More


Exclusion, the Tory Ascendancy, and the English Empire, 1678–1688

Abigail L. Swingen

in Competing Visions of Empire: Labor, Slavery, and the Origins of the British Atlantic Empire

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300187540
eISBN:
9780300189445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300187540.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter begins with the political nadir for the Royal African Company: the Exclusion Crisis. From 1679-1681 the House of Commons tried on three occasions to exclude the Duke of York from the ... More


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