The lectures printed in the present volume were delivered in the University of Cambridge by the author as Deputy for the Regius Professor of Modern History during the academic year 1926–27.
Parliaments, 1603–1689; Preface; 1. Introductory; 2. Religious questions in the parliaments of James I; 3. Constitutional questions in the parliament of James I; 4. The earlier parliaments of Charles I; 5. The eleven years of non-parliamentary government; 6. The long parliament and reform; 7. The long parliament and reform; 8. The long parliament and the civil war; 9. The long parliament and the army; 10. The rule of the purged parliament; 11. The parliament of saints: the first parliament of the protectorate; 12. The second parliament of the protectorate; 13. The restoration; 14. The pension parliament; 15. The policy of exclusion; 16. The revolution of 1688; Appendix; Bibliographical note; Index.