The 1549 Rebellions and the Making of Early Modern England

The 1549 Rebellions and the Making of Early Modern England

by Andy Wood
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521832063

ISBN-13: 9780521832069

Pub. Date: 11/30/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This is a major study of the 1549 rebellions, the largest and most important risings in Tudor England. Based upon extensive archival evidence, the book sheds fresh light on the causes, course and long-term consequences of the insurrections. Andy Wood focuses on key themes in the social history of politics, concerning the end of medieval popular rebellion; the

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This is a major study of the 1549 rebellions, the largest and most important risings in Tudor England. Based upon extensive archival evidence, the book sheds fresh light on the causes, course and long-term consequences of the insurrections. Andy Wood focuses on key themes in the social history of politics, concerning the end of medieval popular rebellion; the Reformation and popular politics; popular political language; early modern state formation; speech, silence and social relations; and social memory and the historical representation of the rebellions. He examines the long-term significance of the rebellions for the development of English society, arguing that the rebellions represent an important moment of discontinuity between the late medieval and the early modern periods. This compelling history of Tudor politics from the bottom up will be essential reading for late medieval and early modern historians as well as early modern literary critics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521832069
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
11/30/2007
Series:
Cambridge Studies in Early Modern British History Series
Pages:
291
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.06(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements; List of abbreviations; Preface; Introduction; Part I. Context: 1. The 1549 rebellions; 2. 'Precious bloody shedding': repression and resistance, 1549–1553; Part II. Political Language: 3. Speech, silence and the recovery of rebel voices; 4. Rebel political language; Part III. Consequences: 5. The decline of insurrection in later sixteenth- and early seventeenth-century England; 6. Memory, myth and representation: the later meanings of the 1549 rebellions; Bibliography; Index.

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