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The Restoration: A Political and Religious History of England and Wales, 1658–1667

Ronald Hutton


The years 1658–67 form one of the most vital and eventful periods in English history, witnessing the Plague, the Great Fire of London, the naval wars against the Dutch, and, above all, the transformation of Oliver Cromwell's Commonwealth into the Restoration monarchy of Charles II. This book is a detailed study of the period and returns to nearly all the extant manuscript sources and reworks every issue afresh. The result is an absorbing and perceptive account of national experience as government policy changed, influenced by the interaction of central concerns, local perspectives, and the var ... More

Keywords: government policy, Charles II, Oliver Cromwell, Plague, Great Fire of London, naval wars, Restoration, political history, religious history, England

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1993 Print ISBN-13: 9780198203926
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198203926.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ronald Hutton, author
University of Bristol