King and Parliament (A.D. 1603-1714)

Read by Pamela Nagami

(4.6 stars; 4 reviews)

This slim volume by the Oxford University lecturer, George Henry Wakeling, deals with the period in British history from the reign of King James I through the death of Queen Anne. The story begins with England, transformed by the Protestant Reformation and keen to confront Catholic Spain, but burdened by a monarch unequal to national ambitions. Wakeling portrays the subsequent battles for dominance between the contending Protestant sects and chronicles the struggle for sovereignty between the British Crown and the emerging power of Parliament. - Summary by Pamela Nagami (4 hr 44 min)


Ch. 1: Introduction 13:35 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 2: The Reign of James I. 1603-1625 29:32 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 3: The Reign of Charles I. to the Meeting of the Long Parliament. 1625-1640 26:16 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 4: From the Meeting of the Long Parliament to the Commencement of the Civil… 19:26 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 5: The Civil War to the King's Death. 1642-1649 42:10 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 6: The Commonwealth. 1649-1660 21:46 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 7: Charles II. 1660-1685 41:46 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 8: James II. 1685-1689 25:15 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 9: William III. 1689-1702 34:34 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 10: Anne. 1702-1714 30:32 Read by Pamela Nagami


An Almost Forgotten Part of History

(4 stars)

Thank you for recording this! One hears a lot about Henry VIII, Mary, and Elizabeth I, but very little about the succeeding reigns and how religion and changing political beliefs (divine right of kings vs. the will of the governed) changed the English monarchy. Very interesting stuff! Reader is very good. It's history, not a rip-roaring drama, and is read with that in mind. But she's not dry and monotone, either. :)