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By Barry Coward

Overlaying the interval from the accession of James I to the demise of Queen Anne, this significant other presents a magisterial assessment of the ‘long' 17th century in British heritage. includes unique contributions via top students of the interval provides a magisterial review of the ‘long' 17th century presents a serious connection with historic debates approximately Stuart Britain deals new insights into the key political, spiritual and fiscal alterations that happened in this interval comprises bibliographical counsel for college students and students

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The Engagement,which was the first Scottishinstigated effort to promote incorporating union,was terminated at Preston after a disastrous invasion of England in September 1648 (Macinnes 1999a: 4 3 - 5 5 ) . The Covenanting Movement having effectively conceded the political initiative within the British Isles,Marchamont Nedham reported the resultant period of political transition through the pages of Mercurius Pragmaticus. With support from Oliver Cromwell,the radical Covenanters staged a successful revolt that culminated in the exclusion of the Engagers from public office.

In Scotland,the 20 ALLAN I. MACINNES parliamentary deposition of James was unequivocably Whiggish. Notwithstanding the re-establishment of Presbyterianism,the Revolution was marked especially by the resurgence of radical constitutional activity as the unicameral Scottish Estates attempted to secure permanent checks on the executive power wielded on behalf of the British court. In turn,politicians favourable to the court used the prospect of union as a diversionary ploy to root and branch constitutional reform (Riley 1979: 2 7 - 3 3 , 4 8 - 5 4 ) .

Alexander Fletcher ofSaltoun,as a committed opponent ofEnglish influence on Scottish affairs, made much of the constitutional and economic slavery of Ireland (Robertson 1995: 1 9 8 - 2 2 7 ) . Notwithstanding such polemical rhetoric,Scottish politicians generally preferred confederation or a federal arrangement. But the English were intent on parliamentary incorporation,which was facilitated by the Scottish sense of defeatism occasioned by the Darien fiasco. The failure of the Scots to break out of the mercantilist prism made them more reliant on access to English domestic and colonial markets.

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