An Historical View of English Government: From the by John Millar

By John Millar

An old View of the English Government involves 3 elements, interested by the main considerable revolutions in English govt and manners: from the Saxon payment to the Norman Conquest, from the Norman Conquest to the accession of James I, and from James I to the fantastic Revolution. via those 3 stages Millar lines the improvement of the “great outlines of the English constitution”—the heritage of associations of English liberty from Saxon antiquity to the revolution cost of 1689. Millar demonstrates critical problem for the upkeep of liberties completed via revolution and continues that the manners of a advertisement kingdom, whereas quite suited for own and political liberty, should not corresponding to to safe liberty forever.

The ancient context that An historic View presents makes it an exceptional supplement to Liberty Fund’s The Glasgow variation of the Works of Adam Smith and The background of britain by means of David Hume.

John Millar (1735–1801) explored, via his works, the character of English governance via a prism of the usual legislation culture and Scottish philosophical background. Millar was once a scholar of Adam Smith’s at Glasgow collage and his most crucial fast highbrow inheritor. His works offer a vital linkage to Smith.

Mark Salber Phillips is Professor of background at Carleton college in Ottawa.

Dale R. Smith accomplished his doctorate in historical past on the collage of British Columbia.

Knud Haakonssen is Professor of highbrow historical past and Director of the Centre for highbrow historical past on the collage of Sussex, England.

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