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
     
 

ISBN-10: 1405195606

ISBN-13: 9781405195607

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

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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:
9781405195607
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/10/2011
Pages:
280
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Aims and Acknowledgements vi

Quoting from Early Modern Texts ix

Illustrations x

England’s Rulers From Richard II to Charles II xi

Timeline of Key Events xii

1 An Overview of Early Modern England 1

2 The Back-Story of the Tudor Dynasty: From Richard II to Henry VII 27

3 Henry VII, Henry VIII, and the Henrician Era (1509–47) 59

4 Edward VI, Lady Jane Grey, and Mary I (1547–53) 92

5 The Elizabethan Era (1558–1603) 115

6 The Reign of King James VI/I (1603–25) 149

7 Charles I (1625–42): From Accession to the Beginning of the Civil Wars 181

8 The Civil Wars, the Commonwealth, and the Early

Restoration (1642–71) 214

Index 252

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