Welcome to the Stuart Successions blog!

As members of the project team begin to catalogue publications about succession and plan for events and publications related to the project, this blog is designed to offer a window onto the progress of our research. We’ll be outlining some of the project’s key methodological questions; presenting our discussions on these topics as we approach the task of interpreting the material being highlighted by the database; and sharing some of the important, or just some of the more unusual, findings we make along the way.

Our aim here is also to include scholars working on the early modern period in the project’s discussions and to present our research to a wider public audience. We hope, therefore, that you’ll return to visit the site and the blog regularly, and we especially look forward to receiving your comments and input so that we may begin a wide-ranging conversation about the place of succession literature in early modern culture and politics.