Tudor and Stuart Britain: 1485-1714 (4th New edition)

Tudor and Stuart Britain: 1485-1714 (4th New edition)

By: Peter Gaunt (author), Roger Lockyer (author)Paperback

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Tudor and Stuart Britain charts the political, religious, economic and social history of Britain from the start of Henry VII's reign in 1485 to the death of Queen Anne in 1714, providing students and lecturers with a detailed chronological narrative of significant events, such as the Reformation, the nature of Tudor government, the English Civil War, the Interregnum and the restoration of the monarchy. This fourth edition has been fully updated and each chapter now begins with an introductory overview of the topic being discussed, in which important and current historical debates are highlighted. Other new features of the book include a closer examination of the image and style of leadership that different monarchs projected during their reigns; greater coverage of Phillip II and Mary I as joint monarchs; new sections exploring witchcraft during the period and the urban sector in the Stuart age; and increased discussion of the English Civil War, of Oliver Cromwell and of Cromwellian rule during the 1650s. Also containing an entirely rewritten guide to further reading and enhanced by a wide selection of maps and illustrations, Tudor and Stuart Britain is an excellent resource for both students and teachers of this period.

About Author

Roger Lockyer previously taught at Royal Holloway, University of London. His publications include Elizabethan Parliaments 1559-1601 (1996) with Michael A. R. Graves and Buckingham: The Life and Political Career of George Villiers, First Duke of Buckingham, 1592-1628 (1981). Peter Gaunt is Professor of Early Modern History at the University of Chester. His previous publications include The English Civil War, A Military History (2015), English Historical Documents, 1603-1660, edited with Barry Coward (2010), and Oliver Cromwell (2005).


Preface 1 The new monarchy Henry VII in perspective The end of the Wars of the Roses The royal administration The royal finances Henry VII and Parliament The Church Foreign policy A new monarchy? 2 King and cardinal Henry VIII in perspective Wolsey's rise to power Wolsey and the Church Wolsey and the royal administration Wolsey and Parliament Foreign policy Henry VIII's `great matter' Wolsey's fall from power 3 The break with Rome The Henrician Reformation in perspective The Reformation Parliament Thomas Cromwell Thomas Cranmer The royal supremacy revealed The theoretical foundations of the royal supremacy The Henrician Reformation The Dissolution of the Monasteries I: the smaller houses The Dissolution of the Monasteries II: the Pilgrimage of Grace and the larger houses Henry VIII's religion and the Reformation 4 Henry VIII's government The `Tudor Revolution in Government' in perspective Court, Council and Chamber The secretaryship Financial administration The government of the localities and the regions Parliament Cromwell as chief minister and his fall Henry VIII's image and style of kingship The closing years of the reign 5 Edward VI and Mary I The mid-Tudor period in perspective Protector Somerset The First Prayer Book The Western Rising and Kett's rebellion Northumberland and the Second Prayer Book Mary I Protestant exile and Catholic reaction The Spanish match Persecution Financial reorganization The end of Mary's reign 6 Tudor England The socio-economic history of Tudor England in perspective Population and the price rise Agriculture and enclosures Harvest failure and plague Commerce Industry Towns The poor The structure of society Education Optimistic and pessimistic cases 7 Ireland and Scotland in the Tudor period England's external relations in perspective Ireland Henry VII and Kildare Henry VIII and the Kingdom of Ireland Elizabeth I and the Irish Rebellion Scotland James IV James V English intervention in Scotland James VI The creation of a `multiple kingdom' 8 Elizabeth I and the Church of England Elizabeth I in perspective Elizabeth I The religious settlement The puritan challenge Cartwright and Field Whitgift The classical movement The Church established 9 Roman Catholics and foreign policy under Elizabeth I Elizabethan Catholicism in perspective Roman Catholics Foreign policy Mary, Queen of Scots Spanish armadas 10 Government, Parliament, and the royal finances under Elizabeth I Elizabethan government in perspective The Privy Council Parliament The Commons' privilege of free speech Parliament and the royal finances Patronage and corruption Elizabeth I's image and style of queenship The last decade of Elizabeth's reign 11 James I: Finance and religion James I in perspective The new king James I and the royal finances James I and the Church of England The Roman Catholics 12 James I: the law and Parliament The early Stuart state in perspective James I and the common law James I and Parliament: 1604-14 James I and Parliament: 1621-24 James I's image and style of kingship 13 Charles I: Parliament and religion Charles I in perspective Charles I Charles I and Parliament: 1625-29 The Church of England during the Personal Rule Charles I and the Roman Catholics 14 Charles I: the breakdown of prerogative rule The Personal Rule in perspective Financial expedients The destruction of prerogative monarchy The Grand Remonstrance and the five members The drift towards war 15 The Civil War The English Civil War in perspective Royalists and parliamentarians Civil war The problems of the post-war settlement Charles I's image and style of kingship Pride's Purge and the trial of Charles I 16 Commonwealth and Protectorate Oliver Cromwell in perspective The rule of the Rump Oliver Cromwell and the Nominated Assembly The Protectorate Towards the Restoration 17 Early Stuart England Early Stuart localities in perspective The government of the localities The poor Witchcraft Trade and finance 18 Charles II The Restoration and Charles II in perspective Charles II and the constitutional settlement The financial settlement The land question The restored Church Clarendon Arlington and the Cabal Danby The Popish Plot and Exclusion Crisis Royalist reaction Charles II's image and style of kingship 19 James II, The Glorious Revolution and the reign of William III The reigns of James II and William III in perspective James II James and the Anglicans James and the dissenters The Glorious Revolution The Revolution Settlement Political parties and the war William and the Whigs Succession problems William III's and Mary II's image and style of monarchy 20 Queen Anne Anne in perspective Queen Anne Marlborough, Godolphin and the Tories The drift towards the Whigs Harley, the Tories and peace Bolingbroke and the succession Anne's image and style of queenship 21 Ireland, Scotland, and overseas possessions in the seventeenth century England's external relations in perspective Ireland Ireland under James I Ireland under Charles I The Irish Rebellion Cromwell and Ireland Ireland under Charles II and James II Ireland under William III and Anne Scotland Scotland under James VI and I Charles I and Scotland Oliver Cromwell and the Scots Scotland under Charles II and James VII and II Scotland and the Glorious Revolution The Union Overseas Possessions Virginia New England The West Indies The colonies during the Interregnum The restoration of royal authority America and the Glorious Revolution Africa and India 22 Late Stuart England The later Stuart age in perspective Population, agriculture and the impact on society Trade, industry and internal communications Financial institutions and public administration London, provincial towns and urbanization Women and English society Political and scientific thought Further Reading Appendices I English monarchs II Archbishops of Canterbury III English (from 1707 British) parliaments Index

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  • ISBN13: 9781138944190
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 726
  • ID: 9781138944190
  • weight: 45
  • ISBN10: 113894419X
  • edition: 4th New edition

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