Press ReleaseCambridge University Press author Jacqueline Rose has been named winner of the prestigious Royal Historical Society's Whitfield Prize for her book, 'Godly Kingship in Restoration England: The Politics of the Royal Supremacy 1660 – 1688'.
The winner was announced at the Society's annual reception in London.
The Royal Historical Society was founded in 1868 and remains the foremost society in Great Britain promoting and defending the scholarly study of the past. It awards a number of prizes each year to recognize outstanding historical scholarship and achievement and offers the Whitfield prize for a new book on British or Irish history. To be eligible the book must have been published in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland during the calendar year. It must also be its author's first solely written book and be an original and scholarly work of historical research.
The judges said: "Godly Kingship is an outstanding book. It is based on deeply impressive research, which establishes the different lines of argument in what are often difficult theological, ecclesiastical, legal and political tracts. This is a book which is already influencing historical discussions. More importantly, it has the breadth, assurance and insight to ensure that it will be a book of substantial and enduring significance."