Tudor Rebellions

Tudor Rebellions

Paperback Seminar Studies in History

By (author) Anthony Fletcher, By (author) Diarmaid MacCulloch

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  • Publisher: LONGMAN
  • Format: Paperback | 208 pages
  • Dimensions: 170mm x 236mm x 14mm | 381g
  • Publication date: 1 September 2008
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 1405874325
  • ISBN 13: 9781405874328
  • Edition: 5, Revised
  • Edition statement: 5th Revised edition
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (some col.), maps
  • Sales rank: 383,882

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The Tudor age was a tumultuous one -- a time of the Reformation, conspiracies, uprisings and rebellions. The Tudor Rebellions gives a chronological run-down of the major rebellions and throws light on some of the main themes of Tudor history, including the dynasty's attempt to bring the north and west under the control of the capital, the progress of the English Reformation and the impact of inflation, taxation and enclosure on society. Successive versions of Tudor Rebellions have been central to understanding Tudor politics since 1968, when Anthony Fletcher first published his book. Now nearly four decades later, Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch has once more thoroughly revised and expanded this classic text to take into account exciting and innovative work on the subject in recent years.

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Anthony Fletcher was Professor of History, University of Essex. Diarmaid MacCulloch is one of the leading historians of Tudor England and is Professor of Church History in the Theology Faculty at the University of Oxford. He has written widely in the past, including the books 'Thomas Cranmer: A Life' (Yale University Press) and 'Tudor Church Militant: Edward VI and the Protestant Reformation' (Penguin). He is currently writing a major survey of the European Reformation for Penguin.

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Thoroughly revised and expanded by Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch, this classic text now takes into account the exciting and innovative work done on Tudor England in recent years. Written in a clear and accessible manner, the book: Gives a thorough account of the successive rebellions from the reign of King Henry VII through to the death of Queen Elizabeth in 1603 Seeks to understand why Tudor people rebelled and what sort of people were inclined to do so Draws attention to 'high' and 'low' politics and takes seriously the political concerns of the humble and unprivileged alongside the nobility and gentry Provides a new account of the multiple disturbances of 1549: which now emerge as far more widespread and varied than was previously apparentAlso including a selection of primary source documents, Chronology, Who's Who of key figures and a full colour plate section, "Tudor Rebellions" provides an invaluable chronological account and analysis of the rebellions that affected the Kingdom of England between 1485 and 1603. ANTHONY FLETCHERwas formerly a Professor of History at the University of Essex. DIARMAID MACCULLOCH is a Fellow of St. Cross College and Professor of the History of the Church at Oxford University.

Table of contents

Chronology Abbreviations Who's Who Glossary Maps List of plates PART ONE: ANALYSIS 1 The Shape of Tudor Society 2 Ideas of Submission, Ideas of Justice 3 Taxation and Rebellion The Yorkshire Rebellion 1489 The Cornish Rebellion 1497 Resistance to taxation 1513-1525 4 The Lincolnshire Rising and the Pilgrimage of Grace The Lincolnshire Rising The Pilgrimage: October-December 1536 The causes of the Rebellion Henry VIII and the North 1537-1547 5 The Western Rebellion Riot and rebellion in the West 1547-1549 The causes of the Rebellion Robert Kett and the "Rebellions of Commonwealth" Prelude to Rebellion, 1548 The Commotions May-August 1549 The causes of the Commotions 7 Wyatt's Rebellion Conspiracy and rebellion, November 1553-February 1554 The Rebellion, Religion and the Spanish marriage 8 The Northern Rebellion Conspiracy and rebellion 1569-1570 The causes of the Rebellion 9 Epilogue 10 Rebellion and Tudor Government PART TWO: DOCUMENTS FURTHER READING REFERENCES