Religion, Politics, and Society in Sixteenth-century England

Religion, Politics, and Society in Sixteenth-century England

Paperback Camden Fifth

Edited by Ian W. Archer, With Simon Adams, With G. W. Bernard, With Mark Greengrass, With Paul E.J. Hammer, With Fiona L. Kisbey


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  • Format: Paperback | 296 pages
  • Dimensions: 140mm x 212mm x 22mm | 399g
  • Publication date: 1 February 2008
  • Publication City/Country: Cambridge
  • ISBN 10: 052105432X
  • ISBN 13: 9780521054324
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,660,347

Product description

This collection of hitherto unpublished material sheds important light on the English court and its relationship with a wider political society in the sixteenth century. The 'Journall' of political events covering 1547-52 and 1559-1562, possibly by the 'commonwealth man' John Hayles, offers arresting insights on court politics, foreign affairs and events in the life of London. It is published alongside a related account of the rivalry between the Dukes of Somerset and Northumberland. Court religious ceremonial is illustrated through an edition of regulations for the royal chapel. The memoir of Jean Malliet, sent to England to solicit a loan for the beleaguered city of Geneva in 1582-3, demonstrates the 'Calvinist international' at work. A tranche of letters from Sir Robert Cecil to Sir Christopher Hatton offers fresh material on court politics in this period.

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'As is always the case with this venerable series, the editors have provided copious notation to accompany the texts, each of which provides historians with unique insights into the century's history.' Contemporary Review

Table of contents

Notes on contributors; Abbreviations; Religious Ceremonial at the Tudor Court: Extracts from Royal Household Regulations Fiona L. Kisbey; A 'Journall' of Matters of State Happened from Time to Time as well Within and Without the Realme From and Before the Death of King Edw. the 6th Untill the Yere 1562 and Certayne Brife Notes of the Controversy Betwene the Dukes of Somerset and Duke of Nor[t]humberland Simon Adams, Ian W. Archer and G. W. Bernard; Memoires et Procedures de ma Negociation en Angleterre (8 October 1582-8 October 1583) by Jean Malliet, Councillor of Geneva Simon Adams and Mark Greengrass; Letters from Sir Robert Cecil to Sir Christopher Hatton, 1590-1591 Paul E. J. Hammer.