Books, DVDs & Publications
Devil-Land: England Under Siege, 1588-1688
Devil-Land, (2021) tells the story of a nation in a state of near continual crisis. To many foreigner observers, seventeenth-century England was ‘Devil-Land’: a country riven by political faction, religious difference, financial ruin and royal collapse.
Starting on the eve of the Spanish Armada’s descent in 1588 and concluding with a not-so ‘Glorious Revolution’ a hundred years later, Devil-Land is a spectacular reinterpretation of England’s vexed and enthralling past.
Devil-Land won the Wolfson History Prize 2022 and featured as a ‘Book of the Year 2021’ by The Times, The Times Literary Supplement, The Daily Telegraph and The New Statesman.
The Stuarts & The Stuarts in Exile DVD Box Set
Dr. Clare Jacksons BBC series argues that the Stuarts, more than any other, were Britain’s defining royal family.This DVD set contains the series The Stuarts and The Stuarts in exile.(BBC, Released on 5 November 2018)
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Charles II: The Star King’
Published by Penguin on 31 March 2016
Charles II has been one of the most recognisable British kings – both in physical appearance, and in his complicated mix of lasciviousness, cynicism and luxury.
Clare’s book takes full advantage of its irrepressible subject.
Restoration Scotland, 1660-1690. Royalist Politics, Religion and Ideas (2003)
In the twilight years of Scottish independence, the Restoration period witnessed both the triumph of Stuart absolutism and the radical Covenanting resistance of the “Killing Times” immortalised in presbyterian memory. This is the first account of this fascinating and dramatic period in Scottish history.
(Boydell: Woodbridge, 2003);
Available from Waterstones
- ‘Compassing Allegiance: Sir George Mackenzie and Restoration Scottish Royalism’ in Justin Champion, John Coffey, Tim Harris & John Marshall eds., Politics, Religion and Ideas in Seventeenth- and Eighteenth-Century Britain: Essays in Honour of Mark Goldie (Woodbridge: Boydell & Brewer, 2019), 121-39.
- The Causes of the English Revolution 1529-1642, By Lawrence Stone. This Routledge Classics edition (2017) includes a new foreword by Clare Jackson.
- ‘Jonathan Swift’s Peace of Utrecht’, in Render de Bruin, Kornee van der Haven, Lotte Jensen & David Onnekink eds., Performances of Peace: Utrecht (1713) (Brill: Leiden, 2015), 142-58
- ‘Pepys and Religion’ in Margarette Lincoln ed., Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire & Revolution (London: Thames & Hudson, 2015), 224-31
- ‘Religious latitude, secular theology and Sir Thomas Browne’s influence in George Mackenzie’s Religio Stoici (1663)’, The Seventeenth Century, 29 (2014), 73-94
- ‘The later Stuart church as “national church” in Scotland and Ireland’, in Grant Tapsell, ed., The later Stuart church, 1660-1714 (Manchester, 2012), 127-49
- ‘Buchanan in Hell: Sir James Turner’s civil war royalism’ in Roger Mason & Caroline Erskine, eds., George Buchanan: political thought in early modern Europe (Aldershot, 2012), 205-28
- (with Patricia Glennie), ‘Restoration politics and the advocates’ secession, 1674-1676′, Scottish Historical Review, 91 (2012), 76-105
- ‘Union historiographies’, in T. M. Devine & Jenny Wormald, eds., The Oxford handbook of modern Scottish history (Oxford, 2012), 338-54
- ‘The Anglo-Scottish union negotiations of 1670’, in Tony Claydon & Thomas N. Corns, eds., Religion, culture and the national community in the 1670s (Cardiff, 2011), 35-65
- ‘Conceptions of nationhood in the Anglo-Scottish union debates of 1707’, in Scottish Historical Review, 87 (2008), Supplement 2: The Union of 1707: new interpretations, 61-77
- (with Mark Goldie) ‘Williamite tyranny and the Whig Jacobites’, in Esther Mijers & David Onnekink eds., Redefining William III. The impact of the King-Stadholder in international context, (Aldershot, 2007), 177-99
- ‘Judicial torture, the liberties of the subject and Anglo-Scottish relations, 1660-1690’ in T. C. Smout ed., ‘Anglo-Scottish relations 1603-1914’, Proceedings of the British Academy, 127 (2005), 75-101
- ‘The rage of Parliaments: The House of Commons, 1690-1715’ (Review Article), Historical Journal, 48 (2005), 567-87
- ‘Assize of error and the independence of the criminal jury in Restoration Scotland’, in Scottish Archives, 10 (2004), 1-25. This article was awarded the Royal Historical Society’s David Berry Prize for 2004; see http://www.rhs.ac.uk/berrywin.htm.
- ‘Optimism and progress’, in Martin Fitzpatrick, Peter Jones, Christa Knellwolf & Iain MacCalman eds., The Enlightenment world, (London, 2004), 177-93
- ‘Revolution principles, ius naturae and ius gentium in early Enlightenment Scotland: the contribution of Sir Francis Grant, Lord Cullen (c.1660-1726)’, in Tim Hochstrasser & Peter Schröder eds., Early modern natural law theories: contexts and strategies in the early Enlightenment, (Dordrecht, 2003), 107-40
- ‘Natural law and the construction of political sovereignty in early modern Scotland’, in Ian Hunter & David Sanders eds., Natural law and civil sovereignty: moral right and state authority in early modern political thought, (Basingstoke, 2002), 155-69
- ‘The political theory of non-resistance in Restoration Scotland 1660-1688’, in Robert von Friedeburg ed., Widerstandsrecht in der frühen Neuzeit, (Berlin, 2001), 305-28
- ‘Restoration and Union’, in John Haywood & Simon Hall eds., The Penguin atlas of British and Irish history, (Harmondsworth, 2001), 138-41
- ‘Restoration to revolution: 1660-1690’, in Glenn Burgess ed., The New British History. Founding a Modern State 1603-1715, (London, 1999), 194-216
- The paradoxical virtue of the historical romance: Sir George Mackenzie’s Aretina and the civil wars’, in John Young ed., Celtic dimensions of the British civil wars, (Edinburgh, 1997), 205-25