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The Mid Tudors
Edward VI and Mary, 1547–1558

ISBN 9780415302159
Published October 17, 2006 by Routledge
168 Pages

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Book Description

Covering the period from 1547 to 1558, The Mid Tudors explores the reigns of Edward VI and Mary. Stephen J. Lee examines all the key issues debated by historians, including the question as to whether there was a mid-Tudor crisis. Using a wide variety of sources and historiography, Lee also looks at the Reformation and the Counter Reformation, as well as discussing government and foreign policy. The book starts with a chapter on Henry VIII to establish the overall perspective over the following two reigns – thereby providing a basis to examine their positive as well as negative features.

Including both a chronology and glossary of key terms, this essential A Level book provides a vital resource for all students of this fascinating period of British history.

Table of Contents

1. The Legacy of Henry VIII  2. Edward VI, Somerset and Northumberland 1547–53  3. The Edwardian Reformation 1547–53  4. The Marian Counter-Reformation 1553–58  5. Edwardian and Marian Foreign Policy 1547–58  6. Mary’s Rule 1553–58  7. A Mid-Tudor Crisis?

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Stephen J. Lee was formerly head of history at Bromsgrove School. His many publications include European Dictatorships (2nd edition, Routledge, 2000) and, in this series, Gladstone and Disraeli (Routledge, 2005) and Russia and the USSR, 1855-1991 (Routledge, 2006).


'The focus of the book is on evaluating the historiographical debate surrounding the Mid Tudors. In this respect the book does an excellent job.' – History Teaching Review