Edited by Tim Harris, Brown University, Stephen Taylor, Reading University and Andy Wood, University of East Anglia. This new series of monographs and studies covers a wide variety of historical themes from the sixteenth through to the early nineteenth century. It aims to publish intellectually stimulating works of scholarship that will make a major original contribution to the field, whether through innovative conceptual, theoretical or methodological approaches or groundbreaking work on hitherto unexplored sources. By publishing work on cultural and social as well as political history, the series aims to break down some of the barriers that have traditionally existed between these various subfields. In addition, the series particularly welcomes studies which set the past in a more international or global context, such as for example works that link the histories of early modern Britain and Ireland to Europe, to the Americas or to the British empire.