A Political History of Tudor and Stuart England: A Sourcebook / Edition 1

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A Political History of Tudor and Stuart England draws together a fascinating selection of sources to illuminate this turbulent era of English history. From the bloody overthrow of Richard III in 1485, to the creation of a worldwide imperial state under Queen Anne, these sources illustrate England's difficult transition from the medieval to the modern.
Covering a period characterised by conflict and division, this wide-ranging single-volume collection presents the accounts of Yorkists and Lancastrians, Protestants and Catholics, and Roundheads and Cavaliers side by side. A Political History of Tudor and Stuart England provides a crucial opportunity for students to examine the institutions and events that moulded English history in the early modern era at first-hand.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415207447
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/18/2002
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 1,368,236
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Pt. I Context 3
1 The Court and the Crown 5
Henry VII: An Ambassador's Report in 1498 6
Elizabeth I in the Eyes of a Foreign Visitor, 1598 9
A Courtier on Queen Elizabeth's Personality 11
'The Best Master': Sir Edward Hyde on Charles I 13
The Court Masque: William Davenant's Salmacida Spolia of 1640 15
Touching for the King's Evil, 1662 20
The Monarch as Politician: Queen Anne in 1706 22
2 Central Government 27
Henry VIII and his Servants 28
The Elizabethan Privy Council 31
The 'Sinews of Power': The Treasury in 1705 35
3 The Law 40
Star Chamber under Henry VII 41
The Manor Court 45
Crime at the Assizes 49
4 Local Authority 53
Urban Government under Henry VII 54
The 1630 Book of Orders 57
5 Parliament 62
Queen and Commons: A Privy Councillor's Speech 64
The Rules of the House 71
Whigs and Tories 73
6 The British Context 80
Governing Tudor Wales 81
Government and Rebellion in Elizabethan Ireland 83
The Scottish Privy Council at Work, 1617 85
Pt. II Politics in Action 89
7 The Early Tudors 91
Lambert Simnel's Imposture (1487) 91
The Henrician Reformation (1529-36) 96
The Revolt of the Commons (1549) 106
8 The Later Tudors 118
The Marian Martyrs (1553-8) 118
The Spanish Armada (1588) 124
9 The Early Stuarts and Civil War 130
The Gunpowder Plot (1605) 130
The Grand Remonstrance (1641) 135
The Answer to the Nineteen Propositions (1642) 140
Charles I's Trial and Execution (1649) 143
10 Restoration to Revolution 149
The Restoration (1660) 149
The Revolution of 1688 154
The Anglo-Scottish Union (1707) 162
Sources 172
Index 175
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