Royalist Historians from the Restoration to 1702

  • Royce MacGillivray
Part of the Archives Internationales d’Histoire des Idees / International Archives of the History of Ideas book series (ARCH, volume 74)


There is no sharply visible rise of information year by year and decade by decade on the war among the Royalist histories of the war written or published in the period from the Restoration to 1702, nor is there anything among them that deserves to be called a Royalist progression of ideas about the war or a significant change in Royalist interpretations of the war. In this period which, as we have defined it, ends with the appearance of Clarendon’s History, most Royalist historians of the war give the impression that their histories would have been virtually the same as they were if any given predecessor had not existed. Presumably these statements would not have been true if more of the histories had been of high quality; most of them were the ancestors of modern textbooks and modern popular histories, not of Gardiner’s scholarly and authoritative volumes.


Sovereign Power Protestant Radical Grand Remonstrance Popular History Late Trouble 
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© Martinus Nijhoff, The Hague, Netherlands 1974

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