The Tudors: History of a Dynasty

The Tudors: History of a Dynasty


By (author) David Loades

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  • Publisher: Continuum Publishing Corporation
  • Format: Hardback | 288 pages
  • Dimensions: 155mm x 236mm x 25mm | 499g
  • Publication date: 10 May 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 1441136908
  • ISBN 13: 9781441136909
  • Sales rank: 832,578

Product description

This title offers a new and comprehensive overview of the complete Tudor dynasty taking in the most recent scholarship. David Loades provides a masterful overview of this formative period of British history. Exploring the reign of each monarch within the framework of the dynasty, he unpacks the key questions surrounding the monarchy; the relationship between church and the state, development of government, war and foreign policy, the question of Ireland and the issue of succession in Tudor politics. Loades considers the recent scholarship on the dynasty as a whole, and Henry VIII, Elizabeth I and Mary Tudor in particular and considers how recent revisionist history asks new questions of their political and personal lives. This places our understanding of the dynasty as a whole in a new light.

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Author information

David Loades is one of the leading historians of the Tudor monarchy. He is the author of the definitive biography of Elizabeth's half-sister, Mary Tudor: A Life (1989) and of The Tudor Court (second edition, 2003). He is Honorary Research Professor at the University of Sheffield and Director of the British Academy John Foxe Project.

Table of contents

Introduction; 1. The Coming 1485; 2. The Being 1485-1495; 3. Policies 1495-1509; 4. The Young Hercules 1509-1520; 5. A Mature King 1521-1532; 6. Ageing 1533-1540; 7. An Old Tyrant? 1537-1547; 8 The protectorate 1547-1549; 9. The Young Josais 1549-53; 10. A Ruling Queen 1553-55; 11. Philip and Mary 1555-1558; 12. Two Queens 1558-1569; 13. Elizabeth in Charge 1546-1581; 14. War 1581-1589; 15. Latter Days 1589-1603; Epilogue: A Shift in Political Culture.