Hume’s Narrative of Liberty: On Civil War, the Protectorate, and Restoration


This conference explored David Hume's account of civil war, regicide, and restoration in his History of England. The conference drew upon volumes five and six of History of England, beginning with the reign of James I and going through the Restoration of the English monarchy.


Conference Readings

Hume, David. The History of England: The First Two Stuarts, Volume V. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1985.

Hume, David. The History of England: The Last Stuarts and the Glorious Revolution, Volume VI. Indianapolis: Liberty Fund, 1985.