The Restoration Remembered: The First Whigs and the Making of their History

  title={The Restoration Remembered: The First Whigs and the Making of their History},
  author={Melinda S. Zook},
  journal={The Seventeenth Century},
  pages={213 - 234}
Like the Victorians before them, twentieth-century historians have found the first Stuarts and the causes of the English Civil Wars, along with the religious and political dissent of those tumultuous years, the most compelling episodes of the seventeenth century.1 All too often, we find the Restoration and Revolution of 1688-89 portrayed, particularly in textbooks and surveys of Stuart era, as an anticlimactic denouement to the conflicts of the first half of the century.2 But this was not true… Expand
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