The Tudor Monarchies, 1485-1603 by John McGurkThe Tudor Monarchies, 1485-1603 by John McGurk

The Tudor Monarchies, 1485-1603

byJohn McGurk

Paperback | April 28, 1999

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This book provides an overview of the rule of the Tudor monarchs Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary Tudor, and Elizabeth I. In particular it analyzes the changing role of the English monarchy in government and its impact on society from the reign of Edward VI to the death of Elizabeth I. Topics covered include relations among England and the rest of the British Isles and Europe, domestic policy and the influence of the Church.
Title:The Tudor Monarchies, 1485-1603Format:PaperbackDimensions:132 pages, 9.02 × 5.98 × 0.28 inPublished:April 28, 1999Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521596653

ISBN - 13:9780521596657

Appropriate for ages: 16 - adult


Table of Contents

1. The monarchy; 2. The background: the Houses of York and Lancaster; 3. Henry VII, 1485-1509; 4. Henry VIII, 1509-1547; 5. Edward VI, 1547-1553; 6. Mary Tudor, 1553-1558; 7. Elizabeth 1, 1558-1603: part 1; 8. Elizabeth 1, 1558-1603: part 2; Conclusion; Select bibliography; Chronology; Index.

From Our Editors

From the time Edward VI took the throne to when Elizabeth I died, the British monarchy enjoyed a powerful and important time. The Tudor Monarchies: 1485-1603 traces that era through England's at-home and foreign affairs. As it had done throughout Christianity's history, the church played a large role in society's development, but the rift between church and state was widening. By concentrating on primary sources, John McGurk gets as close as possible to an accurate representation of this period in history.

Editorial Reviews

"This is a book to be studied carefully and used actively...highly recommended as an introductory text for undergraduate or graduate courses..." Teaching History