The Oxford Illustrated History of Tudor and Stuart Britain

The Oxford Illustrated History of Tudor and Stuart Britain

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Two centuries of dramatic change are covered by this exciting and richly illustrated work. Eighteen leading scholars explore the political, social, religious, and cultural history of the period when monarchs based in south-east England imperfectly attempted to extend their authority over the whole of the British Isles. These centuries witnessed the Reformation, the civil wars, and two revolutions, in which two monarchs, two wives of a king, and two archbishops of Canterbury were tried and executed, and hundreds of men and women tortured and burned in the name of religion. Yet in the same period, an explosion of literacy and the printed word, transformations in landscapes and townscapes, new forms of wealth, new structures of power, and new forms of political participation freed minds and broadened horizons. These centuries marked the beginning of Britain's imperial power and its emergence as perhaps the most liberal and mature of European states. The integrated illustrations and maps form an essential part of the book, complementing all aspects of the text. It also contains a Chronology, Glossary, Family Trees of the monarchy, Further Reading, and an extensive Index.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 504 pages
  • 190 x 244 x 30mm | 1,238.32g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford Paperbacks
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • numerous colour plates and halftone illustrations
  • 0192893270
  • 9780192893277
  • 1,670,529

Table of contents

List of Contributors; List of Colour Plates; List of Maps; Editor's Foreword;:-; 1. The Changing Landscape; 2. The Consolidation of England, 1485-1603; 3. The Tudor Borderlands, 1485-1603; 4. Three Stuart Kingdoms, 1603-1689; 5. Family, Household, and Community; 6. An Educated Society; 7. A Law-Abiding and Litigious Society; 8. The Theatre and Society; 9. The Aristocracy and their Mental World; 10. The Commons and their Mental Worlds; 11. Tudor Monarchy and Political Culture; 12. Stuart Monarchy and Political Culture; 13. The Reformation and the Creation of the Church of England, 1500-1640; 14. The Search for Religious Liberty, 1640-1690; 15. Politics in an Age of Reformation, 1485-1585; 16. Politics in an Age of Peace and War, 1570-1630; 17. Politics in an Age of Revolution, 1630-1690; 18. England and the World under the Tudors, 1485-1603; 19. Britain and the World under the Stuarts, 1603-1689; Further Reading; Glossary; Chronology; Maps; Family Tree; List of Picture Sources; Indexshow more

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"The text is well written.... the comprehensive bibliography will be of great value to those who wish to do further research."-- School Library Journal"Nicely integrates the text with hundreds of images of the Tudor and Stuart dynasties."--Booklistshow more

About J. S. Morrill

John Stephen Morrill is Reader in the Faculty of History at the University of Cambridge. The author or editor of 14 books, he is Vice President of the Royal Historical Society.show more

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