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

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

by Victor Stater
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415207444

ISBN-13: 9780415207447

Pub. Date: 10/18/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

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

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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415207447
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/18/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
192
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.40(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction1
Pt. IContext3
1The Court and the Crown5
Henry VII: An Ambassador's Report in 14986
Elizabeth I in the Eyes of a Foreign Visitor, 15989
A Courtier on Queen Elizabeth's Personality11
'The Best Master': Sir Edward Hyde on Charles I13
The Court Masque: William Davenant's Salmacida Spolia of 164015
Touching for the King's Evil, 166220
The Monarch as Politician: Queen Anne in 170622
2Central Government27
Henry VIII and his Servants28
The Elizabethan Privy Council31
The 'Sinews of Power': The Treasury in 170535
3The Law40
Star Chamber under Henry VII41
The Manor Court45
Crime at the Assizes49
4Local Authority53
Urban Government under Henry VII54
The 1630 Book of Orders57
5Parliament62
Queen and Commons: A Privy Councillor's Speech64
The Rules of the House71
Whigs and Tories73
6The British Context80
Governing Tudor Wales81
Government and Rebellion in Elizabethan Ireland83
The Scottish Privy Council at Work, 161785
Pt. IIPolitics in Action89
7The Early Tudors91
Lambert Simnel's Imposture (1487)91
The Henrician Reformation (1529-36)96
The Revolt of the Commons (1549)106
8The Later Tudors118
The Marian Martyrs (1553-8)118
The Spanish Armada (1588)124
9The Early Stuarts and Civil War130
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
10Restoration to Revolution149
The Restoration (1660)149
The Revolution of 1688154
The Anglo-Scottish Union (1707)162
Sources172
Index175

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