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Short History of Early Modern England: British Literature in Context / Edition 1

Short History of Early Modern England: British Literature in Context / Edition 1

by Peter C. Herman
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ISBN-13: 2901405195590
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/10/2011
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Peter C. Herman is Professor of English and Comparative Literature, San Diego State University, USA. His previous books include Royal Poetrie: Monarchic Verse and the Political Imaginary of Early Modern England (2010) and Destabilizing Milton: “Paradise Lost” and the Poetics of Incertitude(2008). His essays have appeared in Renaissance Quarterly, SEL, and Criticism.

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Table of Contents

Aims and Acknowledgements vi

Quoting from Early Modern Texts ix

Illustrations x

England’s Rulers From Richard II to Charles II xi

Timeline of Key Events xii

1 An Overview of Early Modern England 1

2 The Back-Story of the Tudor Dynasty: From Richard II to Henry VII 27

3 Henry VII, Henry VIII, and the Henrician Era (1509–47) 59

4 Edward VI, Lady Jane Grey, and Mary I (1547–53) 92

5 The Elizabethan Era (1558–1603) 115

6 The Reign of King James VI/I (1603–25) 149

7 Charles I (1625–42): From Accession to the Beginning of the Civil Wars 181

8 The Civil Wars, the Commonwealth, and the Early

Restoration (1642–71) 214

Index 252

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