Revolutionary England, 1625-1690
— HIST 495 (3)
Between 1640 and 1660, England experienced Europe’s first major revolution. This course examines the background to that revolution, its religious, intellectual, military, political and social dimensions, and the manner in which the other Stuart kingdoms, Scotland and Ireland, were drawn into this cataclysmic conflict. Current historiographical controversies are discussed, as well as the significance of the downfall of the English republic and the restoration of monarchy in 1660. Key personalities such as Charles I and Oliver Cromwell are given close attention. Prerequisites: 9 credit hours in HIST and at least third-year standing.
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