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Political Obedience (2016)
Book Chapter
Burgess, G. (2016). Political Obedience. In U. Rublack (Ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the Protestant Reformations, 83-102. Oxford University Press (OUP)

The accession of James I: Historical and cultural consequences (2016)
Burgess, G., Wymer, R., & Lawrence, J. (2016). The accession of James I: Historical and cultural consequences. Palgrave Macmillan.

This book analyzes the consequences of the accession of James I in 1603 for English and British history, politics, literature and culture. Questioning the extent to which 1603 marked a radical break with the past, the book explores the Scottish, Wels... Read More

Monarchism and absolutism in early modern Europe (2011)
(2011). Monarchism and absolutism in early modern Europe

The fourteen essays in this volume look at both the theory and practice of monarchical governments from the Thirty Years War up until the time of the French Revolution. Contributors aim to unravel the constructs of 'absolutism' and 'monarchism', exam... Read More

England's wars of religion, revisited (2011)
Burgess, G., & Prior, C. W. A. (2011). C. Prior, & G. Burgess (Eds.), England's wars of religion, revisited. Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

The causes and nature of the civil wars that gripped the British Isles in the mid-seventeenth century remain one of the most studied yet least understood historical conundrums. Religion, politics, economics and affairs local, national and internation... Read More

Cannons and constitutions (2011)
Book Chapter
Prior, C. (2011). Cannons and constitutions. In C. W. A. Prior, & G. Burgess (Eds.), England's Wars of Religion, Revisted, 101 - 123. Taylor & Francis (Routledge)

This chapter examines how the introduction of new ecclesiastical Canons in 1640 touched off a debate among writers who made a direct link between religion and liberty.