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The Tudor Constitution : Documents and Commentary - G. R. Elton

The Tudor Constitution

Documents and Commentary

Paperback Published: 6th December 1982
ISBN: 9780521287579
Number Of Pages: 528

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Though the first edition of this book (1960) rapidly established itself as a sound collection of source material and a comprehensive analysis of the government of England in the sixteenth century, the astonishing amount of work done, by many hands including the author's, in the last twenty years has rendered a revision very necessary. Thc scope of these changes is indicated by the fact that in the list of books cited some 180 make a first appearance while some 70 have been discarded. In the upshot, no single section has remained unaltered and several (especially on the Church, on Parliament and on the Law) have had to be entirely rewritten. While there was room for the addition of only a few documents, they have been chosen with an eye to topics especially alive in the researches of the present day. One such issue -- patronage and faction -- while not amenable to documentation in a book of this kind has not been forgotten in the commentary.

Table of documentsp. vii
Preface to the second editionp. xiii
Preface to the first editionp. xv
The Crownp. 1
The Tudor Dynastyp. 1
The Nature of Kingshipp. 12
The Powers of the Crownp. 17
The Royal Prerogativep. 17
The Crown and Legislationp. 20
Suppression of Rivalsp. 30
The Revenues of the Crownp. 39
The Law of Treasonp. 59
Extension of Treasonsp. 59
Procedure in Treason Trialsp. 80
The Councilp. 88
Growth and Compositionp. 88
Businessp. 102
The Seals and the Secretaryp. 117
Financial Administrationp. 129
The Ancient Courtsp. 148
Conciliar Courtsp. 163
Star Chamberp. 163
Historyp. 163
Procedure and Businessp. 170
The Court of Requestsp. 187
Local Councilsp. 199
Ecclesiastical Courtsp. 218
The Ordinary Courtsp. 218
The High Commissionp. 221
Parliamentp. 233
The Nature of Parliament and Statutep. 233
Compositionp. 245
Procedurep. 249
Privilegesp. 260
Managementp. 290
Conflictp. 307
The Churchp. 327
Grievances against the Clergyp. 327
The Royal Supremacyp. 338
Secularisation of Landp. 378
Settlement of Religionp. 395
The Catholic Threatp. 419
The Puritan Movementp. 442
Local Governmentp. 462
List of Booksp. 483
Glossaryp. 500
Indexp. 501
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ISBN: 9780521287579
ISBN-10: 052128757X
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 528
Published: 6th December 1982
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.06 x 15.37  x 3.38
Weight (kg): 0.75
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised

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