The rebellion against Charles I that began in Scotland in 1637 became the catalyst for a series of wars that spanned his British dominions. Laura Stewart’s article shows how the civil wars of the mid seventeenth century created the conditions for a fiscal revolution in Scotland. Although the parliamentary regime governing the country from 1638 did not survive the English invasion of 1650–1, its financial innovations would influence subsequent regimes for the rest of the century

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