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John Evelyn and his Times

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BEATRICE SAUNDERS

John Evelyn and his Times

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John Evelyn and His Times presents an account of the life and works of diarist John Evelyn. Evelyn came to manhood when the struggle between King Charles I and his people was teari ... read full description

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    INTRODUCTION

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    CHAPTER 1 - THE SON OF THE SQUIRE

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    CHAPTER 2 - IN EXILE

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    CHAPTER 3 - THE COMMONWEALTH

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    CHAPTER 4 - UNDER CROMWELL'S RULE

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    CHAPTER 5 - THE RESTORATION

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    CHAPTER 6 - THE DUTCH WAR

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    CHAPTER 7 - THE GREAT FIRE AND AN INVASION

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    CHAPTER 8 - COURT AFFAIRS

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    CHAPTER 9 - THE SECOND DUTCH WAR

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    CHAPTER 10 - MARGARET GODOLPHIN

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    CHAPTER 11 - APPREHENSION AND CONSTERNATION

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    CHAPTER 12 - THE END OF A REIGN

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    CHAPTER 13 - THE FEAR OF POPERY

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    CHAPTER 14 - THE FIGHT FOR PROTESTANTISM

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    CHAPTER 15 - THE REVOLUTION

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    CHAPTER 16 - WILLIAM OF ORANGE

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    CHAPTER 17 - WAR IN IRELAND

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    CHAPTER 18 - TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS

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    CHAPTER 19 - DOMESTIC AFFAIRS

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    CHAPTER 20 - LAST DAYS

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    BIBLIOGRAPHY

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    INDEX

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John Evelyn and His Times presents an account of the life and works of diarist John Evelyn. Evelyn came to manhood when the struggle between King Charles I and his people was tearing the country apart. He was a scholar, a historian, an expert horticulturist and forester, a connoisseur of pictures, an authority on architecture, painting, engraving, and medals. His diary is a masterpiece in English literature, and his book on trees, Sylva, is a work of national importance which gave an enormous stimulus to afforestation in Britain. His diary was written, in a very small, close hand, over a period of 56 years, and it is not strictly a book of confessions; he rarely attempted to unburden his soul. Everything was set down with reserve, restraint, and an admirable serenity. Evelyn was acquainted with kings and queens, ambassadors, noblemen, statesmen, bishops, and archbishops, and such men constantly sought his advice. Yet he remained to the end a modest and unassuming countryman.

John Evelyn and His Times presents an account of the life and works of diarist John Evelyn. Evelyn came to manhood when the struggle between King Charles I and his people was tearing the country apart. He was a scholar, a historian, an expert horticulturist and forester, a connoisseur of pictures, an authority on architecture, painting, engraving, and medals. His diary is a masterpiece in English literature, and his book on trees, Sylva, is a work of national importance which gave an enormous stimulus to afforestation in Britain. His diary was written, in a very small, close hand, over a period of 56 years, and it is not strictly a book of confessions; he rarely attempted to unburden his soul. Everything was set down with reserve, restraint, and an admirable serenity. Evelyn was acquainted with kings and queens, ambassadors, noblemen, statesmen, bishops, and archbishops, and such men constantly sought his advice. Yet he remained to the end a modest and unassuming countryman.

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ISBN

978-0-08-007118-3

Language

English

Published

1970

Copyright

Copyright © 1970 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Imprint

Pergamon

Authors

BEATRICE SAUNDERS