An engaging range of period texts and theme books for AS and A Level history. The relations between the crown and parliament in England between the accession of Elizabeth I in 1558 and the Revolution of 1688-89 are examined. The authors analyse the changing nature of royal powers and the limitations that were placed upon them. The reasons for the development of a limited monarchy, and the role that the individual monarchs' personalities played, are explored through a series of stimulating case studies and primary sources. Central themes include changes in the balance of power between crown and parliament, the growing constraints on royal powers, and the evolution of parliament into a permanent institution.
Introduction; 1. The position in 1558; 2. Elizabeth I, 1558-1603; 3. James VI and I, 1603-25; 4. Charles I and Oliver Cromwell, 1625-60; 5. Charles II and James VII and II, 1660-88; 6. The position in 1689; Select bibliography; Chronology; Index.