The Oxford Illustrated History of Tudor & Stuart Britain

The Oxford Illustrated History of Tudor & Stuart Britain

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The Tudor and Stuart centuries are among the most dramatic in the history of the British Isles. From Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon to Charles I's beheading and the Glorious Revolution that sent James II ignominiously into exile, radical solutions were found to old problems -with far-reaching effects on monarchy, state, and people alike. These centuries witnessed the Reformation, the civil wars, and two Revolutions, in which two monarchs, two wives of a king, and two archbishops of Canterbury were tried and executed, and hundreds of men and women tortured and burned in the name of religion. Yet in the same period an explosion ofliteracy and the printed word, transformations in landscapes and townscapes, new forms of wealth, new structures of power, and new forms of political participation freed minds and broadened horizons. It was an age which marked Britain's emergence as the most liberal and mature of European states.The Oxford Illustrated History of Tudor and Stuart Britain now chronicles and analyses all these events. Written by eighteen leading scholars, this exciting and richly illustrated work explores the political, religious, and cultural history of the period. It covers every aspect of this tumultuousage, from the manoeuvrings of rulers and power-brokers, to the profound social changes that affected the lives of ordinary men and women throughout Britain. Over 200 black and white illustrations and 24 pages of colour plates complement all aspects of the text, and the volume also contains achronology and glossary together with maps and family trees of the monarchy. Contributors...Simon Adams, University of StrathclydeJohn Adamson, University of CambridgeChristopher Brooks, University of DurhamSteven Ellis, University College, GalwayAmy Louise Erickson, University of SussexMark Goldie, University of CambridgeAndrew Gurr, University of ReadingJohn Guy, University of St AndrewsChristopher Haigh, University of OxfordWallace MacCaffrey, Harvard UniversityJohn Morrill (ed.), University of CambridgeDiarmaid MacCulloch, University of OxfordRosemary O'Day, Open UniversityJohn Reeve, University of SydneyConrad Russell, University of LondonKevin Sharpe, University of SouthamptonJohn Walter, University of EssexThomas Webster, University of East Anglia
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996
ISBN: 9780198203254
Branch Call Number: ANF 942.05 OXF
Characteristics: xv, 487 p., [24] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), maps ; 26 cm
Additional Contributors: Morrill, J. S. (John Stephen)


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