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Early modern England, 1485-1714 : a narrative history /
Robert Bucholz and Newton Key.
edition
2nd ed.
imprint
Chichester, West Sussex : Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
description
xvi, 450 p. : ill., maps, plans ; 25 cm.
ISBN
9781405162753 (pbk. : alk. paper)
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Chichester, West Sussex : Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2009.
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9781405162753 (pbk. : alk. paper)
catalogue key
6768730
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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About the Author
Author Affiliation
Robert Bucholz is Professor of History at Loyola University of Chicago. He is the author of The Augustan Court: Queen Anne and the Decline of Court Culture (1993) and, with Sir John Sainty, Officials of the Royal Household 1660-1837 (2 volumes, 1997-8). He has written articles on Queen Anne and the court. Newton Key is Professor of History at Eastern Illinois University. He has written articles on preaching, on feasting, on charity, and on provincial and metropolitan politicking in Stuart England and Wales. He is currently at work on a study of patrician/plebeian politics in seventeenth- and eighteenth-century London.
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Review Quotes
Praise for the first edition:"Complementing its accessibility, Early Modern England is comprehensive and true to recent scholarly conclusions. Bucholz and Key have produced a useful narrative for the present generation of those being introduced to English history in the period. It is engaging from first to last and merits close review by faculty across the United States seeking a strong classroom text." Albion."This excellent book is consciously designed for students in North American universities who are studying this period for the first time, but its qualities are such that British students will find it a remarkably effective and well-sustained synthesis. The narrative is readable, fluent and balanced ... Throughout, the authors, both of whom are vastly experienced teachers as well as being active research scholars, have managed to delineate detail effectively without obscuring the narrative flow ... It is, as they say in their conclusion, 'a terrific story', and they have told it terrifically well."History"Robert Bucholz and Newton Key have written Early Modern England, 1485-1714: A Narrative History to fill the need for an authoritative, one volume textbook covering the Tudor and Stuart eras that is written especially for an American audience. They have succeeded in their goal." H-Albion"Early Modern England is informative and ... a pleasure to read." Sixteenth Century Journal
"Scholars and students who want to begin to master early modern England need look no further. Bucholz and Key's book is the text to study and know. It is difficult to convey how useful this text is-from its concise prose to its useful charts and graphs to its glossary and select bibliography, Bucholz and Key have done an admirable job." (Scholars' Book Talk, March 2009)Praise for the first edition:"This excellent book is consciously designed for students in North American universities who are studying this period for the first time, but its qualities are such that British students will find it a remarkably effective and well-sustained synthesis. The narrative is readable, fluent and balanced ... Throughout, the authors, both of whom are vastly experienced teachers as well as being active research scholars, have managed to delineate detail effectively without obscuring the narrative flow ... It is, as they say in their conclusion, 'a terrific story', and they have told it terrifically well." (History)"Complementing its accessibility, Early Modern England is comprehensive and true to recent scholarly conclusions. Bucholz and Key have produced a useful narrative for the present generation of those being introduced to English history in the period. It is engaging from first to last and merits close review by faculty across the United States seeking a strong classroom text." (Albion)"Robert Bucholz and Newton Key have written Early Modern England, 1485-1714: A Narrative History to fill the need for an authoritative, one volume textbook covering the Tudor and Stuart eras that is written especially for an American audience. They have succeeded in their goal." (H-Albion)"Early Modern England is informative and a pleasure to read." (Sixteenth Century Journal)
"Scholars and students who want to begin to master early modern England need look no further. Bucholz and Key's book is the text to study and know. It is difficult to convey how useful this text is-from its concise prose to its useful charts and graphs to its glossary and select bibliography, Bucholz and Key have done an admirable job." ( Scholars' Book Talk , March 2009) Praise for the first edition: "This excellent book is consciously designed for students in North American universities who are studying this period for the first time, but its qualities are such that British students will find it a remarkably effective and well-sustained synthesis. The narrative is readable, fluent and balanced ... Throughout, the authors, both of whom are vastly experienced teachers as well as being active research scholars, have managed to delineate detail effectively without obscuring the narrative flow ... It is, as they say in their conclusion, 'a terrific story', and they have told it terrifically well." ( History ) "Complementing its accessibility, Early Modern England is comprehensive and true to recent scholarly conclusions. Bucholz and Key have produced a useful narrative for the present generation of those being introduced to English history in the period. It is engaging from first to last and merits close review by faculty across the United States seeking a strong classroom text." ( Albion ) "Robert Bucholz and Newton Key have written Early Modern England, 1485-1714: A Narrative History to fill the need for an authoritative, one volume textbook covering the Tudor and Stuart eras that is written especially for an American audience. They have succeeded in their goal." ( H-Albion ) " Early Modern England is informative and a pleasure to read." ( Sixteenth Century Journal )
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Summaries
Main Description
The second edition of this bestselling narrative history has been revised and expanded to reflect recent scholarship. The book traces the transformation of England during the Tudor-Stuart period, from feudal European state to a constitutional monarchy and the wealthiest and most powerful nation on Earth. Written by two leading scholars and experienced teachers of the subject, assuming no prior knowledge of British history Provides student aids such as maps, illustrations, genealogies, and glossary This edition reflects recent scholarship on Henry VIII and the Civil War Extends coverage of the Reformations, the Rump and Barebone's Parliament, Cromwellian settlement of Ireland, and the European, Scottish, and Irish contexts of the Restoration and Revolution of 1688-9 Includes a new section on women's roles and the historiography of women and gender Accompanied by Sources and Debates in English History, 1485-1714 Click here for more discussion and debate on the authors' blogspot: http://earlymodernengland.blogspot.com/ [Wiley disclaims all responsibility and liability for the content of any third-party websites that can be linked to from this website. Users assume sole responsibility for accessing third-party websites and the use of any content appearing on such websites. Any views expressed in such websites are the views of the authors of the content appearing on those websites and not the views of Wiley or its affiliates, nor do they in any way represent an endorsement by Wiley or its affiliates.]
Long Description
Early Modern England, 1485-1714: A Narrative History is a lively, up-to-date survey of the Tudor-Stuart period. The narrative shows how England transformed itself from a feudal and relatively minor European state into a constitutional monarchy and the wealthiest and most powerful nation on Earth. The story of struggles over governmental and religious policies is enlivened by clear snapshots of how social and cultural changes affected ordinary English people at the beginning, middle, and end of the period. The authors also show how Irish, Scottish, and Welsh developments affected English history. This new edition takes into account recent scholarship on Henry VIII, Commonwealthmen, the Poor Law, and the Interregnum, and it extends coverage of the Reformations throughout the British Isles, as well as the European, Scottish, and Irish contexts of the Restoration and Revolution of 1688-9. There is also a new section on women's roles and the historiography of women and gender.Written by two leading scholars and experienced teachers of the subject, Early Modern England assumes no prior knowledge of English history. Student aids to the text include maps, illustrations, and genealogies.
Main Description
The second edition of this bestselling narrative history has been revised and expanded to reflect recent scholarship. The book traces the transformation of England during the Tudor-Stuart period, from feudal European state to a constitutional monarchy and the wealthiest and most powerful nation on Earth. Written by two leading scholars and experienced teachers of the subject, assuming no prior knowledge of British history Provides student aids such as maps, illustrations, genealogies, and glossary This edition reflects recent scholarship on Henry VIII and the Civil War Extends coverage of the Reformations, the Rump and Barebone's Parliament, Cromwellian settlement of Ireland, and the European, Scottish, and Irish contexts of the Restoration and Revolution of 1688-9 Includes a new section on women's roles and the historiography of women and gender Accompanied by Sources and Debates in English History, 1485-1714
Bowker Data Service Summary
This survey of the Tudor-Stuart period assumes no prior knowledge of English history. The narrative shows how, under the Tudors and the Stuarts, England transformed itself from a feudal European state into a constitutional monarchy and the wealthiest and most powerful nation on Earth.
Back Cover Copy
Early Modern England, 1485-1714: A Narrative History is a lively, up-to-date survey of the Tudor-Stuart period. The narrative shows how England transformed itself from a feudal and relatively minor European state into a constitutional monarchy and the wealthiest and most powerful nation on Earth. The story of struggles over governmental and religious policies is enlivened by clear snapshots of how social and cultural changes affected ordinary English people at the beginning, middle, and end of the period. The authors also show how Irish, Scottish, and Welsh developments affected English history.This new edition takes into account recent scholarship on Henry VIII, Commonwealthmen, the Poor Law, and the Interregnum, and it extends coverage of the Reformations throughout the British Isles, as well as the European, Scottish, and Irish contexts of the Restoration and Revolution of 1688-9. There is also a new section on women's roles and the historiography of women and gender.Written by two leading scholars and experienced teachers of the subject, Early Modern England assumes no prior knowledge of English history. Student aids to the text include maps, illustrations, and genealogies.
Back Cover Copy
Early Modern England, 1485-1714: A Narrative History is a lively, up-to-date survey of the Tudor-Stuart period. The narrative shows how England transformed itself from a feudal and relatively minor European state into a constitutional monarchy and the wealthiest and most powerful nation on Earth. The story of struggles over governmental and religious policies is enlivened by clear snapshots of how social and cultural changes affected ordinary English people at the beginning, middle, and end of the period. The authors also show how Irish, Scottish, and Welsh developments affected English history. This new edition takes into account recent scholarship on Henry VIII, Commonwealthmen, the Poor Law, and the Interregnum, and it extends coverage of the Reformations throughout the British Isles, as well as the European, Scottish, and Irish contexts of the Restoration and Revolution of 1688-9. There is also a new section on women's roles and the historiography of women and gender. Written by two leading scholars and experienced teachers of the subject, Early Modern England assumes no prior knowledge of English history. Student aids to the text include maps, illustrations, and genealogies.
Table of Contents
List of Platesp. vii
List of Mapsp. ix
Preface to the Second Editionp. x
Preface to the First Editionp. xii
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Conventions and Abbreviationsp. xvi
Introduction: England and its People, ca. 1485p. 1
Establishing the Henrician Regime, 1485-1525p. 32
(Dis-)Establishing the Henrician Church, 1525-1536p. 65
Reformations and Counter-Reformations, 1536-1558p. 92
The Elizabethan Settlement and its Challenges, 1558-1585p. 116
The Elizabethan Triumph and Unsettlement, 1585-1603p. 138
Merrie Olde England?, ca. 1603p. 158
The Early Stuarts and the Three Kingdoms, 1603-1642p. 212
Civil War, Revolution, and the Search for Stability, 1642-1660p. 250
Restoration and Revolution, 1660-1689p. 277
War and Politics, 1689-1714p. 315
Conclusion: Augustan Polity, Society, and Culture, ca. 1714p. 353
'Medieval Prologue: the Wars of the Roses and their Antecedents, 1377-1845' Available online at www.blackwellpublishing.com/earlymodernengland
Notesp. 392
Glossaryp. 406
Select Bibliographyp. 415
Appendix: Genealogiesp. 428
The Yorkists and Lancastriansp. 429
The Tudors and Stuartsp. 430
The Stuarts and Hanoveriansp. 431
Indexp. 432
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