Sources and Debates in English History, 1485-1714

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  • Copyright: 2009-02-02
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Designed to accompany the survey text Early Modern England: 1485-1714, this updated and expanded Sourcebook brings together an impressive array of Tudor-Stuart documents and illustrations, as well as extensive bibliographies and research and discussion guides. New edition contains 50 new documents, more explanatory text, illustrations, biographical background, and study questions Wide range of documents, from both manuscript and print sources, and from transcripts of private and public life Editorial material introduces students to the critical context; chapter bibliographies and questions allow ready integration into classroom, and research and source analysis assignments. Bibliography of Historians' Debates with the latest articles and essays Accompanies the survey text Early Modern England: 1485-1714

Author Biography

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.

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.

Table of Contents

List of Documentsp. vii
List of Platesp. xiv
Prefacep. xv
Acknowledgmentsp. xviii
Abbreviationsp. xix
Social Order and Tensions in Tudor Englandp. 1
Great Chain of Beingp. 2
Social Order, Social Change, and the Statep. 9
Foreigners View English Societyp. 16
Historians' Debatesp. 19
Additional Source Collectionsp. 21
Reviving the Crown, Empowering the State: the Tudor Challengep. 22
Edward IV, Richard III, and the Reassertion of Royal Powerp. 24
Claiming the Throne: Richard III, Henry VIII, and the Pretendersp. 28
Henry VIII and Cardinal Wolseyp. 37
Tudor Revolutions in England, Wales, and Ireland?p. 41
Historians' Debatesp. 46
Additional Source Collectionsp. 48
Religious Reformationsp. 49
The Old Church Remembered, Criticized, and Defendedp. 50
Henry VIII's Great Matterp. 55
The New Church Establishedp. 57
Conservative Reactionp. 62
Protestant vs. Catholic under Edward VI, Mary I, and Elizabeth Ip. 65
Historians' Debatesp. 74
Additional Source Collectionsp. 77
Elizabethan Worldsp. 78
Imperial Ambitions; Geopolitical Realitiesp. 78
Between Jesuits and Puritansp. 90
Elizabethan Performancesp. 96
Historians' Debatesp. 105
Additional Source Collectionsp. 108
Masterless Men and the Monstrous Regiment of Womenp. 109
Rough Music, Food Riots, and Popular Rebellionsp. 109
Good Wife, Bad Wife, Poor Wife, Witchp. 119
Poor Laws and the Reform of Popular Culturep. 127
Historians' Debatesp. 133
Additional Source Collectionsp. 136
Early Stuart Church and Statep. 137
Divine Right of Kings and Ancient Constitutionalismp. 137
Puritans and Anti-Puritansp. 142
The Crisis of Parliamentsp. 148
The Personal Rulep. 158
The Constitution Reformed or Deformed?p. 160
Historians' Debatesp. 167
Additional Source Collectionsp. 170
Civil War and Revolutionp. 171
War and Reaction in the Three British Kingdomsp. 171
Constitutional Experiments, Regicide, and Reconfigurationp. 184
Radicals, Sectaries, and Revolving New Notionsp. 193
Historians' Debatesp. 203
Additional Source Collectionsp. 206
Religion, Restoration, and Revolutionp. 208
Dissenters, Catholics, and the Church of Englandp. 208
Whig vs. Toryp. 219
James II, William of Orange, and the Revolution of 1688-9p. 229
Historians' Debatesp. 237
Additional Source Collectionsp. 240
Later Stuart Politics, Thought, and Societyp. 241
Revolution Settlements Debatedp. 241
The Rage of Partyp. 259
Landed Interest versus Monied Interest, and the Reformation of Ideasp. 266
Historians' Debatesp. 278
Additional Source Collectionsp. 280
Bibliography of Online Document Archivesp. 282
Indexp. 285
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