The Mid-Tudor Crisis, 1545-1565

Author: Geoffrey Meen

Publisher: Palgrave

ISBN: 9780333523384

Category: History

Page: 224

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Historians, like politicians, thrive in crises. Was there really a crisis in England between 1545 and 1565, or is this just a way of describing a period in history when a lot of interesting things where happening? In reality the twenty years from 1545 to 1565 contained no more elements of crisis than other comparable periods. There were crises: a brief, but serious collapse of the overseas cloth trade in 1551-52, and a confused royal succession in 1553. Inflation began to be a problem in about 1545, and remained so for the remainder of the century. The Church had already undergone a major revolution in the 1530s, and the mid-century period could be described as the 'search for a stable settlement', a search had succeeded by 1565. Indeed, the machinery of central and local government worked throughout this period, with only minor fluctuations in its efficiency and effectiveness. Although, therefore, there were crises within in the mid-Tudor period, there was no fundamental threat to the state or society Mary and Northumberland's achievements in particular have been much underrated as governors in order, originally, to magnify those of Elizabeth propaganda. DAVID LOADES rights the record and argues for the surprising stability of government during this period

Reformation Fictions

Polemical Protestant Dialogues in Elizabethan England

Author: Antoinina Bevan Zlatar

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 019960469X

Category: History

Page: 239

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Reformation Fictions rehabilitates a body of little-known Elizabethan texts. It takes some twenty polemical Protestant dialogues written predominantly by puritan clerics, and for the first time gives them a literary, historicist and, to a lesser extent, theological reading.

Early Tudor Government, 1485–1558

Author: Steven J. Gunn

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349239658

Category: Great Britain

Page: 264

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This marvellous new book sets the developments in the government of England under the early Tudors in the context of recent work on the fifteenth century and on continental Europe.

Robert Peel

Author: T.A. Jenkins

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 0333983432

Category: History

Page: 192

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Sir Robert Peel (1788-1850) is always remembered for three things: his creation of the Metropolitan Police, his principal role in the repeal of the Corn Laws and his status as founder of the modern Conservative Party. This is quite sufficient to make him the key statesman of the early Victorian period, but there were many other aspects of his personality and politics which make the study of his career uniquely useful for students of the period. In many ways, he can be seen as the archetypal link figure between the pre-Reform and post-Reform political worlds - embodying a strange mixture of reactionary Toryism and vigorous progressivism.

British Book News

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Best books

Page: N.A

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Includes no. 53a: British wartime books for young people.