The Tudors: A Very Short Introduction

Paperback | August 22, 2013

byJohn Guy

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The monarchs of the Tudor period are among some of the most well-known figures in British history. John Guy presents a compelling and fascinating exploration of the Tudors in the new edition of this Very Short Introduction. Looking at all aspects of the period, from beginning to end, he considers Tudor politics, religion, and economics, as well as issues relating to gender and minority rule, and the art, architecture, and social and material culture of the time. Introducing all of the key Tudor monarchs, Guy considersthe impact the Tudor period had not only at the time, but also the historical legacy it left behind.

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The monarchs of the Tudor period are among some of the most well-known figures in British history. John Guy presents a compelling and fascinating exploration of the Tudors in the new edition of this Very Short Introduction. Looking at all aspects of the period, from beginning to end, he considers Tudor politics, religion, and economics...

John Guy is a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge. His previous titles include My Heart is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots (Fourth Estate, 2004), A Daughter's Love: Thomas and Margaret More (Fourth Estate, 2008), and Thomas Becket: Warrior, Priest, Rebel, Victim (Penguin-Viking, 2012). Recognised as one of Britain's leading hist...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:152 pagesPublished:August 22, 2013Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199674728

ISBN - 13:9780199674725

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Genealogical tableThe Tudor SuccessionNote on Units of Currency1. Henry VII: Founding a new dynasty2. Henry VIII: The personification of power3. The Reformation and British 'Imperial' Kingship4. Mid-Tudor crisis and the succession5. Philip and Mary: an experiment in dual monarchy6. The early Elizabethan polity7. Material culture and the arts8. After the armadaFurther readingChronologyIndex