Earlier Tudors, 1485-1558: Oxford History of England
Earlier Tudors, 1485-1558: Oxford History of England   -     By: J.D. Mackie
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Earlier Tudors, 1485-1558: Oxford History of England

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This volume deals with the birth of a nation-state from the throes which marked the end of the middle age in North-West Europe. It describes the erection of a stable monarchy by the very competent Henry VII, examines the means he employed, and considers how far his monarchy can be described as 'new'. It discusses the machinery by which the royal power was exercised and traces the effect of the concentration of lay and ecclesiastical authority in the person of Wolsey, whose soaring ambition helped make possible the Caesaro-Papalism of Henry VIII. The development of the English monarchy is set in its continental background and the repercussions of foreign policy upon domestic history are set forth in some detail. An examination of the economic development of the period shows how local institutions gradually yielded to the compelling force of a national economy which was, in certain of its aspects, almost metropolitan. While the influence of political, constitutional, and economic factors in producing the reformation is fully recognized, care has been taken to show, in proper perspective, the operation of religious sentiment which was the fundamental cause of the great change. The effect of this change upon the art, the architecture, the literature, and the general life of England is discussed, and it appears that, in spite of the politic 'reformation' of Henry VIII, and the violent alterations which marked the reigns of Edward VI and Mary, there was much of the essential England which remained unchanged save that it was schooled to new enterprise and prepared for the great day of Elizabeth.

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Format: Hardcover
Vendor: Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 1952
Dimensions: 8.83 X 5.74 X 1.83 (inches)
ISBN: 0198217064
ISBN-13: 9780198217060

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This classic volume in the renowned Oxford History of England series examines the birth of a nation-state from the death throes of the Middle Ages in North-West Europe. John D. Mackie describes the establishment of a stable monarchy by the very competent Henry VII, examines the means employed by him, and considers how far his monarchy can be described as "new." He also discusses the machinery by which the royal power was exercised and traces the effect of the concentration of lay and eccleciastical authority in the person of Wolsey, whose soaring ambition helped make possible the Caesaro-Papalism of Henry VIII.

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