The monarchs of the Tudor period are among some of the most well-known figures in British history. John Guy presents a compelling and fascinating exploration of the Tudors in the new edition of thisVery Short Introduction.
Looking at all aspects of the period, from beginning to end, he considers Tudor politics, religion, and economics, as well as issues relating to gender and minority rule, and the art, architecture, and social and material culture of the time. Introducing all of the key Tudor monarchs, Guy considers the impact the Tudor period had not only at the time, but also the historical legacy it left behind.
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Guy looks beyond this bunch of merry and not so merry monarchs to give a concise guide to the whole Tudor world from politics, religion and economics to gender, art and culture. * Northern Echo *
The Tudor Succession
Note on Units of Currency
1: Henry VII: Founding a new dynasty
2: Henry VIII: The personification of power
3: The Reformation and British 'Imperial' Kingship
4: Mid-Tudor crisis and the succession
5: Philip and Mary: an experiment in dual monarchy
6: The early Elizabethan polity
7: Material culture and the arts
8: After the armada
Series: Very Short Introductions
Number Of Pages: 152
Published: 1st October 2013
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 17.1 x 11.7
Weight (kg): 0.12
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised