Catharine Macaulay

[Revised entry by Karen Green on May 25, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Catharine Macaulay's most substantial work was the eight-volume A History of England from the Accession of James
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[Revised entry by Karen Green on May 25, 2016. Changes to: Main text, Bibliography] Catharine Macaulay's most substantial work was the eight-volume A History of England from the Accession of James I. to that of the Brunswick Line, the first volume of which was published in 1763, but the last not until twenty years later. This history, which began with the accession of James 1, and told the history of the English Civil War as the outcome of the struggle of the Commons to retain their liberties against the absolutist tendencies of the Stuarts, affirmed the right of the people to depose their monarch. She wrote a...

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