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Tudor Monarchy : Arnold Readers in History - John Guy

Tudor Monarchy

Arnold Readers in History

By: John Guy

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Making available a selection of some of the most significant recent work on the Tudor monarchy, this text provides a sense of the issues that have preoccupied historians, and of the ways in which the traditional concerns of power and politics have been enlarged by growing attention to less conventional facets of the subject: to the wider agenda of Renaissance statecraft and the phenomenon of female rule, for instance, or to the interdependence of court and localities and the significance of frontiers and boderlands in the shaping of Tudor political culture. Particular attention is given to recent seminal contributions that have shifted the traditional focus, but the debates in the field that continue to fascinate historians and students are also represented. With full introductory sections by John Guy, the volume looks in turn at the broad themes of "Renaissance Monarchy", personality and politics, and polity and government.

General introduction
Renaissance monarchy: Introduction
Image making: the means and the limitations
Representation through intimacy: a study in the symbolism of monarchy and court office in Early-Modern England
Tudor monarchy and its critiques
The monarchial republic of Queen Elizabeth I
The countervailing of benefits: monopoly, liberty, and benevolence in Elizabethan England
The courtiers of Henry VII
Court and government
Thomas Cromwell and the intellectual origins of the Henrician revolution
Reassessing William Cecil in the 1560s
Favourites and factions at the Elizabethan court
III Polity and government: Introduction
Ruling elites in the region of Henry VII
Wolsley and the Tudor polity
A crisis of the aristocracy? Frontiers and noble power in the early Tudor state
Tudor government - the points of contact: parliament
Court and polity under Elizabeth I
Contributors
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ISBN: 9780340652183
ISBN-10: 0340652187
Series: Arnold Readers in History
Audience: BAC
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 404
Published: 1st April 2003
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.7 x 15.2  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 0.57
Edition Number: 1