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Background reading

Secondary Reading: Key Texts

  • J. H. Elliott, 'A Europe of Composite Monarchies', Past & Present, 137 (1992) (JSTOR)
  • M. Kishlansky, A Monarchy Transformed: Britain 1603-1714 (1996), esp. chs. 2-7.
  • Brendan Bradshaw and John Morrill, The British Problem 1504-1707: State formation in the Atlantic Archipelago (1996), chapters 1-7
  • B. Bradshaw and P. Roberts (eds.) British Consciousness and Identity: the making of Britain (1998) (ebook), chapters 1-9
  • Barry Coward, The Stuart Age (2014) (ebook)
  • Philip Schwyzer, 'Nationalism in the Renaissance', Oxford Handbooks Online (2016).

Introduction to Early Modern Primary Sources

  • L. Sangha and J. Willis, Understanding Early Modern Primary Sources (London: Routledge, 2016) (ebook).

Additional background reading

  • David Armitage, The Ideological Origins of the British Empire (2000) (e-book)
  • Brendan Bradshaw and John Morrill, The British Problem 1504-1707: State formation in the Atlantic Archipelago (1996), chapters 1-7
  • B. Bradshaw and P. Roberts (eds.) British Consciousness and Identity: the making of Britain (1998) (ebook), chapters 1-9
  • S. Ellis & S. Barber (eds.) Conquest and Union: Fashioning a British State, 1485–1725 (1995) (ebook), chapters 6-13
  • Glenn Burgess, The new British history: founding a modern state 1603-1715 (1999), chs. 1-3, 6, 8-11
  • Nicholas Canny, Making Ireland British 1580-1650 (2001)
  • Nicholas Canny, ed., The Oxford History of the British Empire: I, The Origins of Empire (1998), esp. chapters 1-10
  • Barry Coward, A Companion to Stuart Britain (2007) (ebook)
  • J.H. Elliott, Empires of the Atlantic World: Britain and Spain in America 1492-1830 (2007), parts 1 and 2
  • J. H. Elliott, 'A Europe of Composite Monarchies', Past & Present, 137 (1992) (JSTOR)
  • Colin Kidd, British Identities before nationalism: ethnicity and nationhood in the Atlantic World 1600-1800 (1999) (e-book)
  • M. Kishlansky, A Monarchy Transformed: Britain 1603-1714 (1996)
  • Bruce Lenman, England’s Colonial Wars 1550-1688: Conflicts, Empire and National Identity (2001), chs. 5, 6, 7, 8
  • J.G.A. Pocock, ed., Three British Revolutions: 1641, 1688, 1776 (1980), chapters 1-5