Early Modern England 1485-1714: A Narrative History / Edition 2

Early Modern England 1485-1714: A Narrative History / Edition 2

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by Robert Bucholz, Newton Key, R. O. Bucholz
     
 

Early Modern England, 1485–1714: A Narrative History is a lively, up-to-date survey of the Tudor–Stuart period. The narrative shows how England transformed itself from a feudal and relatively minor European state into a constitutional monarchy and the wealthiest and most powerful nation on Earth. The story of struggles over governmental and

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Early Modern England, 1485–1714: A Narrative History is a lively, up-to-date survey of the Tudor–Stuart period. The narrative shows how England transformed itself from a feudal and relatively minor European state into a constitutional monarchy and the wealthiest and most powerful nation on Earth. The story of struggles over governmental and religious policies is enlivened by clear snapshots of how social and cultural changes affected ordinary English people at the beginning, middle, and end of the period. The authors also show how Irish, Scottish, and Welsh developments affected English history.

This new edition takes into account recent scholarship on Henry VIII, Commonwealthmen, the Poor Law, and the Interregnum, and it extends coverage of the Reformations throughout the British Isles, as well as the European, Scottish, and Irish contexts of the Restoration and Revolution of 1688-9. There is also a new section on women’s roles and the historiography of women and gender.

Written by two leading scholars and experienced teachers of the subject, Early Modern England assumes no prior knowledge of English history. Student aids to the text include maps, illustrations, and genealogies.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405162753
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/24/2009
Series:
Wiley Desktop Editions Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
472
Sales rank:
368,012
Product dimensions:
6.70(w) x 9.60(h) x 1.10(d)

Meet the Author

Robert Bucholz is Professor of History at Loyola University of Chicago. He is the author of The Augustan Court: Queen Anne and the Decline of Court Culture (1993) and, with Sir John Sainty, Officials of the Royal Household 1660–1837 (2 volumes, 1997–8). He has written articles on Queen Anne and the court.

Newton Key is Professor of History at Eastern Illinois University. He has written articles on preaching, on feasting, on charity, and on provincial and metropolitan politicking in Stuart England and Wales. He is currently at work on a study of patrician/plebeian politics in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century London.

Table of Contents

List of Plates.

List of Maps.

Preface to the Second Edition.

Preface to the First Edition.

Acknowledgments.

Conventions and Abbreviations.

Introduction: England and its People, ca. 1485.

1. Establishing the Henrician Regime, 1485–1525.

2. (Dis-)Establishing the Henrician Church, 1525–1536.

3. Reformations and Counter-Reformations, 1536–1558.

4. The Elizabethan Settlement and its Challenges, 1558–1585.

5. The Elizabethan Triumph and Unsettlement, 1585–1603.

6. Merrie Olde England?, ca. 1603.

7. The Early Stuarts and the Three Kingdoms, 1603–1642.

8. Civil War, Revolution, and the Search for Stability, 1642–1660.

9. Restoration and Revolution, 1660–1689.

10. War and Politics, 1689–1714.

Conclusion: Augustan Polity, Society, and Culture, ca. 1714.

Notes.

Glossary.

Select Bibliography.

Appendix: Genealogies.

1. The Yorkists and Lancastrians.

2. The Tudors and Stuarts.

3. The Stuarts and Hanoverians.

Index.

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