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The Mid Tudors : Edward VI and Mary, 1547-1558 - Stephen J. Lee

The Mid Tudors

Edward VI and Mary, 1547-1558

Paperback Published: 31st August 2006
ISBN: 9780415302159
Number Of Pages: 155
For Ages: 1 - 17 years old

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Covering the period from 1547 to 1558, The Mid Tudors explores the reigns of Edward VI and Mary. Stephen J. Lee examines all the key issues debated by historians, including the question as to whether there was a mid-Tudor crisis. Using a wide variety of sources and historiography, Lee also looks at the Reformation and the Counter Reformation, as well as discussing government and foreign policy. The book starts with a chapter on Henry VIII to establish the overall perspective over the following two reigns - thereby providing a basis to examine their positive as well as negative features.

Including both a chronology and glossary of key terms, this essential A Level book provides a vital resource for all students of this fascinating period of British history.

'The focus of the book is on evaluating the historiographical debate surrounding the Mid Tudors. In this respect the book does an excellent job.' - History Teaching Review

Acknowledgementsp. viii
Introductionp. ix
The legacy of Henry VIII, 1509-47p. 1
Backgroundp. 1
What key changes had occurred during the reign of Henry VIII?p. 1
How have historians interpreted the Henrician 'revolutions' and their subsequent impact?p. 9
Sources: Religious and administrative 'revolutions'?p. 19
Edward VI, Somerset and Northumberland, 1547-53p. 23
Backgroundp. 23
Was the monarchy significantly weakened during the reign of Edward VI (1547-53)?p. 26
Consider the reputations and achievements of Somerset and Northumberlandp. 29
Sources
The authority and power of Edward VIp. 37
Views on the protectorship of Somersetp. 40
The Edwardian Reformation, 1547-53p. 43
Backgroundp. 43
How radical were the religious changes introduced by Somerset and Northumberland?p. 44
How secure have historians considered Protestantism to have been under Edward VI?p. 49
Sources
Changes made by the Edwardian Reformationp. 54
Views on the impact of the Edwardian Reformationp. 57
The Marian Counter Reformation, 1553-58p. 62
Backgroundp. 62
How successfully did Mary Tudor implement her religious objectives?p. 63
Examine the views of historians about the Marian religious policiesp. 67
Sources
The Marian burningsp. 74
Historians' interpretations of the Marian burningsp. 78
Edwardian and Marian foreign policy, 1547-58p. 81
Backgroundp. 81
Examine the aims and achievements of the foreign policy of (1) Somerset and (2) Northumberlandp. 84
Consider the different interpretations given of the foreign policy of Mary Tudorp. 89
Sources
The Spanish marriagep. 94
Historians' views on the reasons for and effects of Somerset's Scottish policyp. 96
Mary's rule, 1553-58p. 100
Backgroundp. 100
How secure was Mary's power between 1553 and 1558?p. 100
How have historians changed their views on Mary's administration?p. 105
Sources
Government under Maryp. 113
Views on Mary's administrationp. 116
A mid-Tudor crisis?p. 118
Backgroundp. 118
How serious were the crises occurring in England between 1547 and 1558?p. 119
How appropriately can the term 'mid-Tudor crisis' be applied to the reigns of Edward VI and Mary?p. 123
Sources
Rebellions as 'crises', 1547-55p. 131
Historians' views on a 'mid-Tudor crisis'p. 133
Notesp. 136
Select bibliographyp. 146
Indexp. 149
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ISBN: 9780415302159
ISBN-10: 0415302153
Series: Questions and Analysis in History
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
For Ages: 1 - 17 years old
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 155
Published: 31st August 2006
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 13.97  x 1.04
Weight (kg): 0.21
Edition Number: 1