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The Entring Book of Roger Morrice
  • Publisher: Boydell & Brewer
  • Online publication date: October 2017
  • Print publication year: 2007
  • Online ISBN: 9781782047940
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The Entring Book is the longest and richest diary of public life in England during the era of the Glorious Revolution. Spanning the years 1677 to 1691, in nearly a million words, it records the downfall of the House of Stuart. This is a chronicle not only of politics and religion, but also of culture and society, gossip and rumour, manners and mores, in a teeming metropolis risen phoenix-like from the Great Fire. Its author, Roger Morrice, was a Puritan clergyman turned confidential reporter for leading Whig politicians - well-connected, a barometer of public opinion, and supremely well-informed. Written just twenty years after Pepys's Diary, the Entring Book depicts a darker England, thrown into a great crisis of `popery and arbitrary power'.

MARK GOLDIE lectures in History at the University of Cambridge and is a Fellow of Churchill College.

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