Suffolk was one of the most interesting counties in 16th-century England. The scene of the only two successful rebellions in Tudor England, Suffolk also underwent an incredible turnaround from being a haven of Catholic worship in 1500 to becoming one of the strongholds of radical Protestantism less than a century later. That same period saw the shocking ousting of its Duke in 1538, an influential landowner in the county and close confidant of Henry VIII. By investigating the historical background to such dramatic developments, this book throws new light on the relationship between the counties and the central government and on the changing political and religious views at the time of the English Reformation.
'This is a valuable and enjoyable book...Among county histories, this is a good one, and an unusual one in its choice of dates. There are many things here which will interest historians.' Times Educational Supplement
Number Of Pages: 474
Published: 30th October 1986
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.7 x 14.6
Weight (kg): 0.71