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
“... just of the Earl of Strafford but, through him, of an entire period. At the other extreme there is Malcolm Smuts’s The Stuart Court and Europe. This sprawl of conference papers mounts no coherent case, but it does illuminate what Martin Butler, in his alert essay on Stuart masque, calls ‘the invention of Britain’, by throwing open windows to the ...”