The Principles Of English Constitutional History

Paperback | February 7, 2012

byLucy Dale

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1902 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII THE RISE AND GREATNESS OF TUDOR ENGLAND Character The pel'iod beginning with the accession of Henry of the VIII. and ending with that of James I. is fortunately Tudor one of those in which it is not the historian's first perl' duty sententiously to point out the disparity between the outward appearances and the true tendencies of the time. It is a period of great deeds, great changes, and great enterprises; full of audacity, of movement, and of life. The sovereigns of England transform themselves into spiritual potentates, or lay low the power of the greatest of European monarchies. Their subjects strike terror into the hearts of all other peoples upon the sea, or write such poetry as the world had never seen. Individual sufferings are at first great, but they are lost sight of in the national expansion; everywhere there is an atmosphere of hope and confidence, of pride of race and love of country. And that this is to be the character of the time seems somehow plain to us, and appears to have been divined by the actors in it, from the very beginning. The note is sounded in the acclamations which greeted the accession of the new king. Henry VIII. was one of the most remarkable Efil?7 men who have ever sat upon the English throne, and that not merely in the superficial sense which may first present itself. In our childhood's view of history he was labelled as the king who married six wives, and the fact becomes the more illuminating if it is taken rather as an indication of character than as vital in itself. The man who was ready so lightly to defy all ordinary rules of conduct proved himself equally ready to defy the power of the greatest corporation in the world. There can be little doubt that Henry was personally responsible for all the great ...

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated.1902 Excerpt: ... CHAPTER VIII THE RISE AND GREATNESS OF TUDOR ENGLAND Character The pel'iod beginning with the accession of Henry of the VIII. an...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.39 inPublished:February 7, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0217766919

ISBN - 13:9780217766913

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