1st Edition

The Routledge Companion to the Tudor Age

By Rosemary O'Day Copyright 2010
    360 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    358 Pages 3 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This new Companion is an invaluable guide to one of the most colourful periods in history. Covering everything from the Reformation, controversies over the succession and the prayer book to literature, the family and education, this highly accessible reference tool contains commentary on the key events in the reigns of the five Tudor monarchs from Henry VII to Elizabeth I.

    Opening with a general introduction, it includes a wealth of chronologies, biographies, statistics, and maps, as well as a glossary and a guide to the key works in the field. Topics covered include:

      • The establishment of the Tudor dynasty; monarchs and their consorts; rebellions against the Tudors
      • The legal system- central and ecclesiastical courts
      • Government- central and local; the Monarchy and Parliament
      • The Church – structure and changes throughout this tumultuous period
      • Ireland- timeline of key events
      • Population- numbers and distribution
      • The World of Learning- education; literature; religion
      • The key debates in the field.

    This book will be essential reading for all those with an interest in the Tudor Age.

    Introduction  1 General Chronology  2 Rebellions v. the Tudors  3. Ireland  4. World of Learning  5. Central Government 6. Central Government 7. Central Courts  8. Local Government  9. Structure of the Church in England  10. Ecclesiastical Courts and Commissions  11. Population and Population Distribution  12. Biographical Index  13. Genealogical Tables  14. Tudor Titles: Who was Who  15. Glossary  16. Bibliographies  17. Debates  18. Maps


    Rosemary O’Day is Professor of History at the Open University.

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