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Response to Review of A Confusion of Tongues: Britain’s Wars of Reformation, 1625-42

I am very grateful to Dr Williams for his thorough and sympathetic review of my book, and will take this opportunity to briefly respond to a pair of substantive issues raised in his review. The first of these concerns the focus on debates on church and state in England, and Dr Williams notes (correctly) thatContinue reading “Response to Review of A Confusion of Tongues: Britain’s Wars of Reformation, 1625-42”

Imperial Island: A History of Britain and its Empire, 1660-1837

Among the challenges that define teaching the history of Britain to undergraduates, those presented by national context are perhaps the most complex. To offer generalisations based on experience, it emerges that students who live in the states that had their birth as imperial possessions tend to view their history as being initiated by a founding,Continue reading “Imperial Island: A History of Britain and its Empire, 1660-1837”