This Handbook brings together leading historians of the events surrounding the English revolution, exploring how the events of the revolution grew out of, and resonated, in the politics and interactions of the each of the Three Kingdoms - England, Scotland, and Ireland. It captures a shared British and Irish history, comparing the significance of events and outcomes across the Three Kingdoms. In doing so, the Handbook offers a broader context for
the history of the Scottish Covenanters, the Irish Rising of 1641, and the government of Confederate Ireland, as well as the British and Irish perspective on the English civil wars, the English revolution, the Regicide, and Cromwellian period.
The Oxford Handbook of the English Revolution explores the significance of these events on a much broader front than conventional studies. The events are approached not simply as political, economic, and social crises, but as challenges to the predominant forms of religious and political thought, social relations, and standard forms of cultural expression. The contributors provide up-to-date analysis of the political happenings, considering the structures of social and political life
that shaped and were re-shaped by the crisis. The Handbook goes on to explore the long-term legacies of the crisis in the Three Kingdoms and their impact in a wider European context.
Michael J. Braddick was educated at Cambridge University where he took both his BA and PhD degrees. Before coming to Sheffield in 1990, he taught at the University of Alabama and Birmingham-Southern College, Alabama. He was Pro-Vice-Chancellor for the Faculty of Arts and Humanities from 2009-2013. Braddick has held visiting positions at the Huntington Library, California, the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History in Frankfurt, the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, the Ecole des hautes etudes en sciences sociales, Paris, and at the University of Adelaide. He has published widely on aspects of state formation and popular politics, the English revolution, and the growth of the British Atlantic world.