Law and Government under the Tudors

Law and Government under the Tudors : Essays Presented to Sir Geoffrey Elton

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This is a collection of specially commissioned research essays by scholars on the government of Tudor England, designed as a tribute from a group of advanced students to their supervisor. Professor Sir Geoffrey Elton, to whom the volume is dedicated, is internationally celebrated, and the most influential living historian of the period. Each essay reflects the special interest of the author, within the broader theme of 'Law and Government'. The book will be read by many who have been influenced by Professor Elton's teaching, but who may not necessarily be students or historians of Tudor England.
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  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 158 x 244.3 x 18.8mm | 485.35g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0521893631
  • 9780521893633

Table of contents

Preface; Abbreviations; 1. Wolsey and the Parliament of 1523 John Guy; 2. The Act of appeals and the English reformation Graham Nicholson; 3. Thomas Cromwell and the 'brethren' Susan Brigden; 4. Henry VIII and the dissolution of the Secular Colleges J. J. Scarisbrick; 5. God's law and man's: Stephen Gardiner and the problem of loyalty Rex Pogson; 6. Bondmen under the Tudors Diarmaid MacCulloch; 7. Wales and England after the Tudor 'union': 8. Crown, principality and parliament, 1543-1624 Peter Roberts; 9. Robe and sword in the conquest of Ireland Brendan Bradshaw; 10. The principal secretaries in the reign of Edward VI: reflections on their office and archive C. S. Knighton; 11. Philip II and the government of England David Loades; 12. Sin and society: the northern high commission and the northern gentry in the reign of Elizabeth I Claire Cross; 13. The crown, the gentry and London: the enforcement of proclamation, 1596-1640 Felicity Heal; 14. Taxation and the political limits of the Tudor state Roger Schofield; Bibliography of the writings of G. R. Elton, 1946-1986; Index.
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