The Tudor Monarchy

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Making available a selection of some of the most significant recent work on the Tudor Monarchy, this reader gives a good sense of the issues that have preoccupied historians. It also shows how an understanding of less conventional facets of the subject, such as the phenomenon of female rule, the interdependence of the Court and the localities, or the significance of the borderlands in shaping Tudor culture, has shed light on the dynamics of the eternals of power and politics. Particular attention is given to ...
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Overview

Making available a selection of some of the most significant recent work on the Tudor Monarchy, this reader gives a good sense of the issues that have preoccupied historians. It also shows how an understanding of less conventional facets of the subject, such as the phenomenon of female rule, the interdependence of the Court and the localities, or the significance of the borderlands in shaping Tudor culture, has shed light on the dynamics of the eternals of power and politics. Particular attention is given to recent seminal contributions that have shifted the traditional focus, but the debates in the field that continue to fascinate historians and students are well represented. With full introductory sections by John Guy, the volume looks in turn at the broad themes of "Renaissance Monarchy"; personality and politics; and polity and government.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780340652190
  • Publisher: Hodder Education Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/28/1997
  • Series: Arnold Readers in History Series
  • Pages: 404
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Acknowledgements
Abbreviations
General introduction 1
1 Image-making: The means and the limitations 16
2 Representation through intimacy: A study in the symbolism of monarchy and Court office in early modern England 42
3 Tudor monarchy and its critiques 78
4 The monarchical republic of Queen Elizabeth I 110
5 The countervailing of benefits: Monopoly, liberty, and benevolence in Elizabethan England 135
6 The courtiers of Henry VII 163
7 Court and government 189
8 Thomas Cromwell and the intellectual origins of the Henrician revolution 213
9 Reassessing William Cecil in the 1560s 233
10 Favourites and factions at the Elizabethan Court 253
11 Ruling elites in the reign of Henry VII 283
12 Wolsey and the Tudor polity 308
13 A crisis of the aristocracy? Frontiers and noble power in the early Tudor state 330
14 Tudor government: The points of contact: Parliament 340
15 Court and polity under Elizabeth I 356
Index 381
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