Early Modern England 1485 - 1714: A Narrative History

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Wiley, 2004 - History - 440 pages
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Early Modern England 1485–1714 is the first new survey of the Tudor–Stuart period in a quarter century. Written by two leading scholars and experienced teachers of the subject, it assumes no prior knowledge of English history. The text is broken up with reader aids including maps, illustrations, and genealogies.


The narrative shows how, under the Tudors and the Stuarts, England transformed itself from a feudal and relatively minor European state into a constitutional monarchy and the wealthiest and most powerful nation on Earth. The story of struggles over governmental and religious policies is enlivened by snapshots of how social and cultural changes affected ordinary English men and women. The authors also cover developments in Ireland, Scotland, and Wales that are relevant to English history.

An introduction sets the scene, providing students with an overview of the physical and mental geography of early modern England. Opening and closing chapters explain how the events covered in the book fit into the course of English history.

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My professor said that all English history textbooks are wretched. I found this quite good. It covers the social, political, noble, and common. A lot of emphasis is placed on the Great Chain of Being. The thought is correct, but the doctrine seems wrong. Read full review

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About the author (2004)

Robert Bucholz is Associate Professor of History at Loyola University of Chicago. He is the author of The Augustan Court: Queen Anne and the Decline of Court Culture (1993) and, with Sir John Sainty, Officials of the Royal Household 1660–1837 (2 volumes, 1997–8). He has written articles on Queen Anne and the court.Newton Key is Professor of History at Eastern Illinois University. He has written articles on preaching, on feasting, on charity, and on local politicking in Stuart England and Wales.

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