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The Later Tudors : England 1547-1603

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The Later Tudors is an authoritative and comprehensive study of England between the accession of Edward VI and the death of Elizabeth I-a turbulent period of conflict amongst European nations, and between warring Catholics and Protestants. These internal and external struggles created anxiety in England, but by the end of Elizabeth's reign the nation had achieved a remarkable sense of political and religious identity. Penry Williams combines the political, religious and economic history of the nation with a broader analysis of English society, family relations, and culture, in order to explain the workings and development of the English state. The result is an incisive and wide-ranging analysis that culminates in an assessment of England's part in the shaping of the New World.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 640 pages
  • 154.94 x 228.6 x 38.1mm | 929.86g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Annotated
  • Revised ed.
  • halftones, maps, tables
  • 0192880446
  • 9780192880444
  • 401,922

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The Later Tudors tells the story of England between the accession of Edward VI and the death of Elizabeth I. The turbulent second half of the sixteenth century was a period of intense conflict between the nations of Europe, and between competing Catholic and Protestant beliefs. These struggles produced acute anxiety in England, but the nation was saved from the disasters that befell her neighbours and, by the end of Elizabeth's reign, had achieved a remarkable sense of political and religious identity. This masterly and comprehensive study explains how this process came about.show more

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It should hold its own for some time...the best account for the serious reader * History Today * Enlivens the traditional formula of an Oxford history without sacrifice of authority. * Felipe Fernandez-Armesto, Independent *show more

About Penry Williams

Penry Williams is Emeritus Fellow of New College, Oxford.show more

Table of contents

Maps and Tables; Abbreviations; Notes on Spelling ; 1. Introduction ; 2. The Rule of Protector Somerset ; 3. The Rule of Northumberland ; 4. The Reign of Mary Tudor ; 5. The Structure of Government ; 6. English Society ; 7. The Establishment of Elizabethan Rule 1558-1572 ; 8. The Road to War 1573-1588 ; 9. The Final Years 1588-1603 ; 10. Art, Power and the Social Order ; 11. Religion in Elizabethan England ; 12. Family, Kinsfolk and Neighbours ; 13. England and the World ; Glossary; Genealogical Tables; Chronology; Bibliography; Indexshow more

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