Henry VII

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Founder of the Tudor dynasty, Henry VII was a crucial figure in English history. In this study of the king's life and reign, the distinguished historian S.B. Chrimes explores the circumstances surrounding Henry's acquisition of the throne, examines the personnel and machinery of government, and surveys the king's social, political, and economic policies, law enforcement, and foreign strategy. This reissue of the book includes a new critical foreword and bibliographical updating by George Bernard, University of ...
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Overview

Founder of the Tudor dynasty, Henry VII was a crucial figure in English history. In this study of the king's life and reign, the distinguished historian S.B. Chrimes explores the circumstances surrounding Henry's acquisition of the throne, examines the personnel and machinery of government, and surveys the king's social, political, and economic policies, law enforcement, and foreign strategy. This reissue of the book includes a new critical foreword and bibliographical updating by George Bernard, University of Southampton.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780300078831
  • Publisher: Yale University Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/1999
  • Series: The English Monarchs Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 1,328,612
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.22 (h) x 1.07 (d)

Table of Contents

Illustrations
Foreword to the Yale Edition
Preface
Abbreviations
Pt. I The Establishment of the Dynasty
1 To the Battle of Bosworth 3
2 Accession, Coronation, Marriage, and Family 50
3 The Problem of Security 68
Pt. II The Personnel and Machinery of Government
4 The King's Council 97
5 The Seals and Secretariats 115
6 Financial Administration 119
7 Parliaments and Great Councils 135
8 Judicature 147
Pt. III Statecraft
9 Law-making: (a) by proclamation 175
9 Law-making: (b) by statute 177
10 Law Enforcement 185
11 Fiscal and Financial Policy 194
12 Economic and Social Policy 219
13 Relations with the Church 240
14 Policy towards Wales and Ireland 245
15 Foreign Policies 272
Epilogue: The King's Grace 298
App. A Owen Tudor and the Privy Council, 1437 325
App. B Henry of Richmond's companions in exile, 1483-5 327
App. C The attainders of January to February 1484 328
App. D The papal dispensation for the marriage of Henry VII and Elizabeth, 1486 330
App. E Henry VII's Books of Payments 332
App. F Portraiture of Henry VII and Queen Elizabeth 333
Select Pedigrees 338
Schedule of Selected Dates 342
Select Bibliography 345
Index 355
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