Sources and Debates in English History, 1485-1714 / Edition 2

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Designed to accompany the survey text Early Modern England: 1485-1714, this updated and expanded Sourcebook brings together an impressive array of Tudor-Stuart documents and illustrations, as well as extensive bibliographies and research and discussion guides.

  • New edition contains 50 new documents, more explanatory text, illustrations, biographical background, and study questions
  • Wide range of documents, from both manuscript and print sources, and from transcripts of private and public life
  • Editorial material introduces students to the critical context; chapter bibliographies and questions allow ready integration into classroom, and research and source analysis assignments.
  • Bibliography of Historians’ Debates with the latest articles and essays
  • Accompanies the survey text Early Modern England: 1485-1714

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
Praise for the first edition:

"At last students and teachers of early modern England have a sourcebook of their own that is everything they could have asked for. The sources, both old favorites and some refreshing surprises, are enhanced by thought-provoking introductions and reference to the latest scholarship. Most happily, they are printed in substantially long excerpts rather than the unsatisfying snippets available elsewhere." Michael B. Young, Illinois Wesleyan University

"The sources give insight into the lives of individuals as well as politics, religion, and culture. They are also thoughtfully selected and open to a multiplicity of interpretations. Well-chosen illustrations add significantly to the value of the book." Carole Levin, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781405162760
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/10/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 642,220
  • Product dimensions: 6.70 (w) x 9.60 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Newton Key is Professor of History at Eastern Illinois University. He has written articles on preaching, on feasting, on charity, and on provincial and metropolitan politicking in Stuart England and Wales. He is currently at work on a study of patrician/plebeian politics in seventeenth and eighteenth-century London.

Robert Bucholz is Professor of History at Loyola University of Chicago. He is the author of The Augustan Court: Queen Anne and the Decline of Court Culture (1993) and, with Sir John Sainty, Officials of the Royal Household 1660–1837 (2 volumes, 1997–8). He has written articles on Queen Anne and the court.

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Table of Contents

List of Plates.

Preface and Acknowledgments to the Second Edition.

Preface and Acknowledgments to the First Edition.


1. Social Order and Tensions in Tudor England.

Great Chain of Being.

Social Order, Social Change, and the State.

Foreigners View English Society.

2. Reviving the Crown, Empowering the State: the Tudor Challenge.

Edward IV, Richard III, and the Re-Assertion of Royal Power.

Claiming the Throne: Richard III, Henry VIII, and the Pretenders.

Henry VIII and Cardinal Wolsey.

Tudor Revolutions in England, Wales, and Ireland?.

3. The Old Church Defended and Attacked.

The Old Church Remembered, Criticized, and Defended.

Henry VIII’s Great Matter.

The New Church Established.

Conservative Reaction.

Protestant vs. Catholic under Edward VI, Mary I, and Elizabeth I.

4. Elizabethan Worlds.

Imperial Ambitions; Geopolitical Realities.

Between Jesuits and Puritans.

Elizabethan Performances.

5. Masterless Men and the Monstrous Regiment of Women.

Rough Music, Food Riots, and Popular Rebellions.

Good Wife, Bad Wife, Poor Wife, Witch.

Poor laws and the Reform of Popular Culture.

6. Early Stuart Church and State.

Divine Right of Kings and Ancient Constitutionalism.

Puritans and Anti-Puritans.

The Crisis of Parliaments in the 1620s.

The Personal Rule.

The Constitution Reformed or Deformed?.

7. Civil War and Revolution.

War and Reaction in the Three British Kingdoms.

Constitutional Experiments and Radical Solutions.

Radicals, Sectaries, and their Brave New World.

8. Religion, Restoration, and Revolution.

Dissenters, Catholics, and the Church of England.

Whig vs. Tory.

James II, William of Orange, and the Revolution of 1688-89.

9. Later Stuart Politics, Thought, and Society.

Revolution Settlements Debated.

The Rage of Party.

Landed Interest versus Monied Interest, and the Reformation of Ideas.

Bibliography of Online Document Archives.


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  • Posted August 25, 2009

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    Newton Key is one of my professors at EIU this fall and we are using his text books. I find them very easy to read and they have great info in them. I'm only giving it 3 stars because I am required to read it and that can be a pain at times not because it doesn't deserve more.

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