Early Modern Europe -- Politics and Opinion in Crisis, 1678-81 by Mark Knights
Greaves, Richard L., The Catholic Historical Review
Politics and Opinion in Crisis, 1678-81. By Mark Knights.
Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History.
(New York: Cambridge University Press. 1994. Pp. xv, 424. $69.95.)
In this powerfully argued, meticulously documented study, Mark Knights challenges the widespread interpretation of English history in the period 1678-1681 according to which an intense struggle over the exclusion of the Catholic heir to the throne, James, Duke of York, resulted in the founding of the first political parties, the Whigs and the Tories, the former under the leadership of the Earl of Shaftesbury. Jonathan Scott criticized this reading in 1991, arguing that Whig and Tory …
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Publication information: Article title: Early Modern Europe -- Politics and Opinion in Crisis, 1678-81 by Mark Knights. Contributors: Greaves, Richard L. - Author. Journal title: The Catholic Historical Review. Volume: 82. Issue: 2 Publication date: April 1996. Page number: 251+. © 2003 The Catholic University of America Press. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.
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