Tudor and Stuart Britain charts the political, religious, economic and social history of Britain from the start of Henry VII's reign in 1485 to the death of Queen Anne in 1714, providing students and lecturers with a detailed chronological narrative of significant events, such as the Reformation, the nature of Tudor government, the English Civil War, the Interregnum and the restoration of the monarchy.
This fourth edition has been fully updated and each chapter now begins with an introductory overview of the topic being discussed, in which important and current historical debates are highlighted. Other new features of the book include a closer examination of the image and style of leadership that different monarchs projected during their reigns; greater coverage of Phillip II and Mary I as joint monarchs; new sections exploring witchcraft during the period and the urban sector in the Stuart age; and increased discussion of the English Civil War, of Oliver Cromwell and of Cromwellian rule during the 1650s.
Also containing an entirely rewritten guide to further reading and enhanced by a wide selection of maps and illustrations, Tudor and Stuart Britain is an excellent resource for both students and teachers of this period.
'Roger Lockyer's Tudor and Stuart Britain, 1485-1714 has been a standard text for three editions. This fourth edition, revised by Peter Gaunt, retains the strengths of Lockyer's clear prose and even-handed analysis, while incorporating much recent research. Peter Gaunt's careful attention to recent scholarship is evidenced by the addition of important new material on the joint monarchy of Mary I and Philip II, witchcraft, the Civil Wars and the influence of Oliver Cromwell, and the significance of urban life during the Stuart era. Equally importantly, the 4th edition has new, short introductions to each chapter, which reinforce the most important points and situate them within the context of evolving historiographical debates. These are little gems of synthesis and analysis and add a very effective new dimension to the text. In explaining what historians have seen as important and which issues they debate, these introductory sections also show the reader what is interesting about each chapter. The 4th edition of Tudor and Stuart Britain updates a standard work for the next generation of students.'
Cynthia Van Zandt, University of New Hampshire, USA
1. The New Monarchy 2. King and Cardinal 3. The Break with Rome 4. Henry VIII'S Government 5. Edward VI And Mary I 6. Tudor England 7. Ireland and Scotland in the Tudor Period 8. Elizabeth I and the Church of England 9. Roman Catholics and Foreign Policy under Elizabeth I 10. Government, Parliament, and teh Royal Finances under Elizabeth I 11. James I:Finance and Religion 12. James I: The Law and Parliament 13. Charles I: Parliament and Religion 14. Charles I: The Breakdown of Perogative Rule 15. The Civil Law 16. Commonwealth and Protectorate 17. Early Stuart England 18. Charles II 19. James II, The Glorious Revolution and the Reign of William III 20. Queen Anne 21. Ireland, Scotland and Overseas Possessions in the seventeenth century 22. Late Stuart England
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 726
Published: 18th October 2018
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24
Weight (kg): 1.23
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: New edition