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Early Modern England, 1485-1714 : A Narrative History



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The second edition of this bestselling narrative history has been revised and expanded to reflect recent scholarship. The book traces the transformation of England during the Tudor-Stuart period, from feudal European state to a constitutional monarchy and the wealthiest and most powerful nation on Earth. Written by two leading scholars and experienced teachers of the subject, assuming no prior knowledge of British history Provides student aids such as maps, illustrations, genealogies, and glossary This edition reflects recent scholarship on Henry VIII and the Civil War Extends coverage of the Reformations, the Rump and Barebone's Parliament, Cromwellian settlement of Ireland, and the European, Scottish, and Irish contexts of the Restoration and Revolution of 1688-9 Includes a new section on women's roles and the historiography of women and gender Accompanied by Sources and Debates in English History, 1485-1714

Author Biography

Robert Bucholz is Professor of History at Loyola University of Chicago. He is the author of The Augustan Court: Queen Anne and the Decline of Court Culture (1993) and, with Sir John Sainty, Officials of the Royal Household 1660–1837 (2 volumes, 1997–8). He has written articles on Queen Anne and the court.

Newton Key is Professor of History at Eastern Illinois University. He has written articles on preaching, on feasting, on charity, and on provincial and metropolitan politicking in Stuart England and Wales. He is currently at work on a study of patrician/plebeian politics in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century London.

Table of Contents

List of Platesp. vii
List of Mapsp. ix
Preface to the Second Editionp. x
Preface to the First Editionp. xii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Conventions and Abbreviationsp. xvi
Introduction: England and its People, ca. 1485p. 1
Establishing the Henrician Regime, 1485-1525p. 32
(Dis-)Establishing the Henrician Church, 1525-1536p. 65
Reformations and Counter-Reformations, 1536-1558p. 92
The Elizabethan Settlement and its Challenges, 1558-1585p. 116
The Elizabethan Triumph and Unsettlement, 1585-1603p. 138
Merrie Olde England?, ca. 1603p. 158
The Early Stuarts and the Three Kingdoms, 1603-1642p. 212
Civil War, Revolution, and the Search for Stability, 1642-1660p. 250
Restoration and Revolution, 1660-1689p. 277
War and Politics, 1689-1714p. 315
Conclusion: Augustan Polity, Society, and Culture, ca. 1714p. 353
'Medieval Prologue: the Wars of the Roses and their Antecedents, 1377-1845' Available online at
Notesp. 392
Glossaryp. 406
Select Bibliographyp. 415
Appendix: Genealogiesp. 428
The Yorkists and Lancastriansp. 429
The Tudors and Stuartsp. 430
The Stuarts and Hanoveriansp. 431
Indexp. 432
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