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Book #9 in the Oxford History of England series. Each volume is an independent book, but the whole series forms a continuous history of England from the Roman period to the present century. A series which has been accepted as the most authoritative general history of England....Times Literary Supplement. This volume covers the period from the accession of James I to the Restoration of 1660. It is based on the author's own researches and on an outstandingly wide and detailed knowledge of the sources. Since its first publication it has held the field as a standard textbook. Shortly before his death in 1957, the author completed his revision of the second edition. The text incorporates the results of much new work and the bibliography is brought up to date; but the main features of the book are preserved. From a review of the first edition.... Its author brings exceptional qualifications to his task, for he has an unrivalled knowledge of the sources and bibliography of seventeenth-century history, and he has much of the erudition and sound sense which distinguished his great predecessors in this field, S. R. Gardiner and C. H. Firth. . . Times Literary Supplement.