Studies in Tudor and Stuart Politics and Government: Volume 1, Tudor Politics Tudor Government: Papers and Reviews 1946-1972

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Cambridge University Press, Feb 13, 2003 - History - 416 pages
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The papers collected in these volumes revolve around the political, constitutional and personal problems of the English government between the end of the fifteenth-century civil wars and the beginning of those of the seventeenth century. Previously published in a great variety of places, none of them appeared in book form before. They are arranged in four groups (Tudor Politics and Tudor Government in Volume I, Parliament and Political Thought in Volume II) but these groups interlock. Though written in the course of some two decades, all the pieces bear variously on the same body of major issues and often illuminate details only touched upon in Professor Elton's books. Several investigate the received preconceptions of historians and suggest new ways of approaching familiar subjects. They are reprinted unaltered, but some new footnotes have been added to correct errors and draw attention to later developments.
 

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Contents

The Terminal Date of Caesars Gallic Proconsulate
1
PARLIAMENT 21 Studying the History of Parliament
3
Parliament and Representation in Medieval and Tudor England
19
TUDOR POLITICS
37
Renaissance Monarchy?
39
Rapacity and Remorse
45
Parliamentary Drafts 15291540
62
a Restatement
66
Thomas Cromwells Decline and Fall
189
POLITICAL THOUGHT 30 The Divine Right of Kings
193
The Political Creed of Thomas Cromwell
215
The Good Duke
231
Thomas Starkeys Dialogue and Thomas Cromwells Policy
236
Queen Elizabeth
238
The Problems and Significance of Administrative History in the Tudor Period page
249
The Rule of Law in SixteenthCentury England
260

The Evolution of a Reformation Statute
82
Parliamentary Manoeuvres in the Reign of Henry VIII 107
84
The King of Hearts
100
Cardinal Wolsey
109
Thomas More Councillor
129
An Early Tudor Poor Law
137
Sir Thomas More and the Opposition to Henry VIII
155
A High Road to Civil War?
164
King or Minister? The Man behind the Henrician Reformation
173
The Unexplained Revolution
183
State Planning in EarlyTudor England
285
Henry VIIs Council
294
Government by Edict?
300
Why the History of the Early Tudor Council Remains Unwritten
308
Henry VHIs Act of Proclamations
339
War in the Receipt
355
General Index
389
Index of Authors Cited
400
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G. R. Elton was Regius Professor of Modern History at Cambridge University from 1983 to 1988. Among his numerous works are "The Tudor Revolution in Government" (1953), "England under the Tudors" (1955), "Reform and Renewal" (1973), "The Parliament of England 1559-1581," and "The English" (Blackwell, 1992). He was founding editor of the Blackwell History of the Modern British Isles. he died in 1994.

Andrew Pettergree is Professor in Modern History at the University of St Andrews and Director of the St Andrews Reformation Studies Institute.

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