A Short History of Early Modern England: British Literature in Context / Edition 1

A Short History of Early Modern England: British Literature in Context / Edition 1

by Peter C. Herman
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1405195592

ISBN-13: 9781405195591

Pub. Date: 05/10/2011

Publisher: Wiley

A Short History of Early Modern England presents the historical and cultural information necessary for a richer understanding of English Renaissance literature.

  • Written in a clear and accessible style for an undergraduate level audience
  • Gives an overview of the period’s history as well as an understanding of the historiographic issues

Overview

A Short History of Early Modern England presents the historical and cultural information necessary for a richer understanding of English Renaissance literature.

  • Written in a clear and accessible style for an undergraduate level audience
  • Gives an overview of the period’s history as well as an understanding of the historiographic issues
  • Explores key historical and literary events, from the Wars of the Roses to the publication of John Milton’s Paradise Regained
  • Features in depth explanations of key terms and concepts, such as absolutism and the Elizabethan Settlement

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405195591
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/10/2011
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Aims and Acknowledgements.

Quoting from Early Modern Texts.

Illustrations.

England’s Rulers From Richard II to Charles II.

Timeline of Key Events.

1 An Overview of Early Modern England.

2 The Back-Story of the Tudor Dynasty: From Richard II to Henry VII.

3 Henry VII, Henry VIII, and the Henrician Era (1509–47).

4 Edward VI, Lady Jane Grey, and Mary I (1547–53).

5 The Elizabethan Era (1558–1603).

6 The Reign of King James VI/I (1603–25).

7 Charles I (1625–42): From Accession to the Beginning of the Civil Wars.

8 The Civil Wars, the Commonwealth, and the Early Restoration (1642–71).

Index.

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