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The Tudor revolution in government : administrative changes in the reign of Henry VIII /
by G.R. Elton.
imprint
Cambridge, Eng. : Cambridge University Press, 1974.
description
xii, 465 p.
ISBN
0521092353
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Book
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imprint
Cambridge, Eng. : Cambridge University Press, 1974.
isbn
0521092353
catalogue key
1560086
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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This book is a study of change in the methods and principles of English government in the sixteenth century, from the 'household' methods of the Middle Ages to the bureaucratic organization of a national monarchy. The most important decade, 1530-40, is given most concentrated attention, but the earlier and later phases are also touched upon.
Main Description
This book is a study of change in the methods and principles of English government in the sixteenth century.
Main Description
This book is a study of change in the methods and principles of English government in the sixteenth century, from the 'household' methods of the Middle Ages to the bureaucratic organization of a national monarchy. The most important decade, 1530-40, is given most concentrated attention, but the earlier and later phases are also touched upon. The study deals with the organs of central government: the financial machinery and the new courts; seals and secretariats and the rise of the secretary of state; the council and the making of the privy council; the royal household and its retirement from national government. When this neglected aspect of its history is studied, the sixteenth century is once again seen as an age of revolution. It becomes clear that it was Thomas Cromwell who was the principal figure in the government of the 1530's, and both his mind and his real intentions are shown in a fresh light.
Table of Contents
The last phase of medieval government
The bureaucrat minister
The reform of the agencies of finance
Privy seal, signet, and secretary
The privy council
The Kings' household
The Administrative revolution
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