Power and Politics in Tudor England: Essays by G.W. Bernard

Power and Politics in Tudor England: Essays by G.W. Bernard

by G.W. Bernard

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Power and Politics in Tudor England: Essays by G.W. Bernard by G.W. Bernard

Characterised by an interest in the nature and expression of power, this collection of essays by George Bernard combines a number of previously published pieces with original studies. Chapters range from detailed studies of aspects of the political and religious history of the reign of Henry VIII to more general accounts of early-modern architecture, the development of the Church of England, and a polemical attack upon 'postmodern' historiography. The role of the nobility is a major theme. Emphasis is given to their social, economic, political and ideological power and the ways in which they exercised it in support of the monarchy. In-depth examinations of the falls of Anne Boleyn and Cardinal Wolsey and the relationship of the King and ministers challenge widespread views concerning the significance of factionalism. Analyses of such key events indicate that Henry VIII was very much in charge. Likely to provoke considerable debate, this stimulating collection is an important contribution to Tudor history.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781351909525
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 03/02/2017
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 248
File size: 465 KB

About the Author

George Bernard is a Reader in the Department of History at the University of Southampton. He is the author of War, Taxation and Rebellion in Early Tudor England (1986) and the editor of The Tudor Nobility (Manchester 1992). He is currently preparing a major study of the Henrician Reformation.

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction; The continuing power of the Tudor nobility; The fall of Wolsey reconsidered; The fall of Anne Boleyn; Elton’s Cromwell; Court and government; The downfall of Sir Thomas Seymour; Amy Robsart; Architecture and politics in Tudor England; The Church of England c.1529-c.1642; History and Postmodernism; Index.

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