A Short History of Early Modern England: British Literature by Peter C. Herman

By Peter C. Herman

A brief historical past of Early sleek England provides the old and cultural details worthwhile for a richer figuring out of English Renaissance literature.

  • Written in a transparent and available variety for an undergraduate point viewers
  • Gives an summary of the period’s historical past in addition to an knowing of the historiographic issues
  • Explores key ancient and literary occasions, from the Wars of the Roses to the ebook of John Milton’s Paradise Regained
  • Features intensive factors of key words and ideas, comparable to absolutism and the Elizabethan Settlement

Chapter 1 an outline of Early glossy England (pages 1–26):
Chapter 2 The Back?Story of the Tudor Dynasty: From Richard II to Henry VII (pages 27–58):
Chapter three Henry VII, Henry VIII, and the Henrician period (1509–47) (pages 59–91):
Chapter four Edward VI, woman Jane gray, and Mary I (1547–53) (pages 92–114):
Chapter five The Elizabethan period (1558–1603) (pages 115–148):
Chapter 6 The Reign of King James VI/I (1603–25) (pages 149–178):
Chapter 7 Charles I (1625–42): From Accession to the start of the Civil Wars (pages 180–213):
Chapter eight The Civil Wars, the Commonwealth, and the Early recovery (1642–71) (pages 214–251):

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Indd 25 1/27/2011 4:49:07 PM An Overview of Early Modern England 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 in 1559. A second book of homilies, with twenty one additional sermons, came out in 1563. William Harrison, The Description of England, ed. Georges Edelen (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1968), 120. Harrison, Description of England, 120. Harrison, Description of England, 118. Harrison, Description of England, 118. Hall’s Chronicle, 642. Historical Manuscripts Commission: Calendar of the Manuscripts of the Marquis of Salisbury, ed.

The monarchy, as supreme, Phelips sees law, monarchy, subjects, and justice as inter-related and inter-dependent, all equally important, all equally essential, none predominating. indd 13 1/27/2011 4:49:06 PM An Overview of Early Modern England Nor was Phelips alone is regarding absolutism with deep suspicion. ”23 Power, Smith writes, does not inhere in the monarch; rather, “The most high and absolute power of the realm of England is in the Parliament,”24 and Smith was no wild-eyed, bearded radical: he was Queen Elizabeth I’s ambassador to France when he wrote this book.

New York: Norton, 2002). 12 Quoted in David Harris Willson, King James VI & I (London: Jonathan Cape, 1956), 207. 13 An Admonition to Parliament, in Puritan Manifestoes: A Study of the Origin of the Puritan Revolt, ed. W. H. Frere and C. E. Douglas (rpt. New York: Burt Franklin, 1972), 29. 14 Admonition to Parliament, 115. 15 Thomas Tymme, A Plain Discovery of Ten English Lepers (1592), sig. M1v. 16 An Homily against Disobedience and Willful Rebellion was printed in the aftermath of the Northern Rebellion, and the text consists of not one, but six connected homilies on the evils of rebellion.

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