John Kerrigan, 5 June 1997
Show More The Political World of Thomas Wentworth, Earl of Strafford, 1621-41 edited by J.F. Merritt.
Cambridge, 293 pp., £35, March 1996, 0 521 56041 1Show More
The British Problem, c. 1534-1707: State Formation in the Atlantic Archipelago edited by Brendan Bradshaw and John Morrill.
Macmillan, 334 pp., £13.50, June 1996, 0 333 59246 8Show More
The Stuart Court and Europe: Essays in Politics and Political Culture edited by Malcolm Smuts.
Cambridge, 289 pp., £35, September 1996, 9780521554398Show More
Mere Irish and Fíor-Ghael: Studies in the Idea of Irish Nationality, its Development and Literary Expression Prior to the 19th Century by Joep Leerssen.
Cork, 454 pp., £17.95, November 1996, 1 85918 112 0Show More
“... These books show how different the results can be when Early Modern history is decentred. J.F. Merritt’s collection gathers a dozen fine-grained studies of a statesman whose dazzling career took him from the ranks of the Parliamentary opposition in the 1620S through high office under Charles I to execution on Tower Hill. With the help of archival papers ...”