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The Constitutional History of England from the Accession of Henry VII to the Death of George II

The Constitutional History of England from the Accession of Henry VII to the Death of George II
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  • Date Published: December 2011
  • availability: Available
  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108036412

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  • Henry Hallam (1777–1859) was educated at Eton and King's College, Cambridge, and turned to the study of history and literature after tiring of the legal profession. In his first book, A View of the State of Europe during the Middle Ages (1818), he documents the origin and development of the English constitution until the demise of the house of Plantagenet at the end of the fifteenth century. A direct continuation of this theme, and Hallam's most famous book, this two-volume work covers a three-century period from the reign of Henry VII to the death of George II in 1760. First published in 1827, it focuses on the history of the laws and institutions of England (including the Church of England); its somewhat arbitrary cut-off point was chosen because Hallam hoped to avoid the stirring of political passions then still in the recent past.

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    • Date Published: December 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108036412
    • dimensions: 246 x 170 x 74 mm
    • weight: 2.4kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Preface
    1. On the English constitution from Henry VII to Mary
    2. On the English church under Henry VIII, Edward VI and Mary
    3. On the laws of Elizabeth's reign respecting the Roman Catholics
    4. On the laws of Elizabeth's reign respecting Protestant non-conformists
    5. On the civil government of Elizabeth
    6. On the English constitution under James I
    7. On the English constitution from the accession of Charles I to the dissolution of his third parliament
    8. From the dissolution of Charles's third parliament to the meeting of the Long Parliament
    9. From the meeting of the Long Parliament to the beginning of the Civil War. Volume 2:
    10. From the breaking out of the Civil War to the Restoration
    11. From the Restoration of Charles the Second to the fall of the Cabal administration
    12. Earl of Danby's administration
    13. On the state of the constitution under Charles II
    14. The reign of James II
    15. On the reign of William III
    16. On the state of the constitution in the reigns of Anne, George I and George II
    17. On the constitution of Scotland
    18. On the constitution of Ireland.

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    Henry Hallam

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