Michael Graves provides a clear summary of conflicting interpretations of Elizabethan parliaments and presents a new perspective, striking a balance between business and politics.
Part One: Background. 1. Pre-Tudor Parliaments. 2. Pre-Reformation Parliaments, 1485 - 1529. 3. The Parliaments of the Reformation, 1529-58. Part Two 4. Parliament's Place in 1558-9. 5. Membership and Attendance. 6. The Political History of Elizabethan Parliaments. 7. The Business Record of Elizabethan Parliaments.
Part Three:Assessment. 8. Conclusion. Part Four: Documents. Elizabethan Parliaments. Biblography. Index.
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