This excellent survey looks at the workings of parliament under the first four Tudor monarchs. After an introductory first section which looks at parliament's medieval origins, the author then considers all aspects of early parliamentary history - including the historiography of the early Tudor parliaments, membership and attendance, the legislative roles if the Lords anbd Commons and the specific parliaments themselves.
Table of Contents
Introduction to the Series Part One: The Background 1. Medieval Origins to 1399 2. Lancaster and York, 1399-1485 Part Two: Analysis 3. The place of Parliament under the Early Tudors 4. Membership and Attendance 5. The business record of Early Tudor Parliaments 6. The Politics of Early Tudor Parliaments Part Three: Assessment 7. Conclusion Part Four: Documents Parliamentary Sessions, 1485-1558, Glossary, Bibliography, Index