Religion, Politics, and Society in Sixteenth-Century England

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This collection of hitherto unpublished material sheds important new light on the English court and its relationship with a wider political society in the sixteenth century. The 'Journall' of political events covering 1547-1552 and 1559-1562, possibly by the 'commonwealth man' John Hales, offers insights on court politics, foreign affairs and events in the life of London. It is published alongside a related account of the rivalry between the Dukes of Somerset and Northumberland. Court religious ceremonial is illustrated through an edition of regulations for the royal chapel. The memoir of Jean Malliet, sent to England to solicit a loan for the beleaguered city of Geneva in 1582-1583, demonstrates the 'Calvinist international' at work. A tranche of letters from Sir Robert Cecil to Sir Christopher Hatton offers fresh material on court politics in this period.
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"This volume is full of useful material for any Tudor historian." Anglican and Episcopal History

"The editing and transcription of primary resources is very important, and this book, a part of the excellent Camden series, presents scholars of early modern English history with five previously unpublished works illustrating the relationship between the court and the wider social, religious, economic, and political stages. As expected from the Camden series, each document is handled with care by a selection of first rate scholars: each source provides an introduction placing it firmly in context." Sixteenth Century Journal Andrew A. Chibi, University of Leicester

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521054324
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 2/28/2008
  • Series: Camden Fifth Series, #22
  • Pages: 296
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors
Abbreviations Religious Ceremonial at the Tudor Court: Extracts from Royal Household Regulations 1
A 'Journall' of Matters of State Happened from Time to Time as Well within and without the Realme from and Before the Death of King Edw. the 6th untill the Yere 1562. Certain Brife Notes of the Controversy Betwene the Dukes of Somerset and Duke of Nor[t]humberland 35
Memoires et Procedures de ma Negociation en Angleterre (8 October 1582-8 October 1583) by Jean Malliet, Councillor of Geneva 137
Letters from Sir Robert Cecil to Sir Christopher Hatton, 1590-1591 197
Index 269
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