Reign of Henry VIII: Politics, Policy, and Piety (Problems in Focus Series)

Reign of Henry VIII: Politics, Policy, and Piety (Problems in Focus Series)

by Diarmaid MacCulloch
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312129009

ISBN-13: 9780312129002

Pub. Date: 10/28/1995

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

For nearly thirty-eight years, Henry VIII ruled the Kingdom of England, and the three children of his six marriages would between them reign for aa further half-century and more. His reign has never ceased to provoke argument, not least because of one of the great titles which he seized for himself: Supreme Head of the Church in England. This claim was to have…  See more details below

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For nearly thirty-eight years, Henry VIII ruled the Kingdom of England, and the three children of his six marriages would between them reign for aa further half-century and more. His reign has never ceased to provoke argument, not least because of one of the great titles which he seized for himself: Supreme Head of the Church in England. This claim was to have consequences which are still unravelling today; at the time it led to many deaths and much bitterness. Was Henry as selfish, cruel monster, or a farsighted architect of his country's future greatness? How were his changes in church and state understood and received by his subjects?
Tese are some of the issues discussed by the essayists in the collection.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312129002
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date:
10/28/1995
Series:
Problems in Focus Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
256
Sales rank:
816,121
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.72(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction1
1Henry VIII: the Political Perspective13
2Thomas Wolsey, Thomas Cromwell and the Reform of Henrician Government35
3The Progresses of Henry VIII, 1509-152959
4War and Public Finance75
5Foreign Policy101
6The Literature and Propaganda of Henry VIII's First Divorce135
7Henry VIII and the Reform of the Church159
8Literature, Drama and Politics181
9Local Responses to the Henrician Reformation203
Appendix 1: New Nominations as JPs, 1536-9227
List of Abbreviations229
Bibliography231
Notes and References249
Notes on Contributors291
Index293

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