Statement of responsibility: edited by Robert Tittler and Norman Jones
ISBN: 1405137401, 9781405137409
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Originally published: Malden, Mass.; Oxford: Blackwell, 2004.
At foot of title: The Historical Association.
xvi, 588 p. : ill., maps, ports.
Blackwell companions to British history
History; History.; European history; Tudor House of.; Great Britain History Tudors, 1485-1603.; United Kingdom, Great Britain
Electronic reproduction. Askews and Holts. Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Blackwell companions to British history.
Also available in printed form ISBN 9781405189743
- List of Plates x
- List of Maps xi
- Notes on Contributors xiii
- Preface and Acknowledgements xvii
- Robert Tittler and Norman Jones
- Part I Government and Politics.
- 1 The Establishment of the Tudor Dynasty 13 David Grummitt
- 2 The Rise of the Tudor State 29 Joseph S. Block
- 3 Elizabethan Government and Politics 44 David Dean
- 4 The Court 61 Retha Warnicke
- 5 Law 77 DeLloyd J. Guth
- 6 County Government in England 98 Steve Hindle
- 7 Town and City Government 116 Catherine F. Patterson
- 8 Centre and Periphery in the Tudor State 133 Steven G. Ellis
- 9 Politics and Government of Scotland 151 Jenny Wormald
- 10 Anglo-Scottish Relations: Security and Succession 167 Jane E. A. Dawson
- 11 Britain and the Wider World 182 David Potter
- Part II Belief.
- 12 Traditional Religion 207 Ben R. McRee
- 13 The Dissolutions and their Aftermath 221 Peter Cunich
- 14 Religious Settlements 238 Norman Jones
- 15 Catholics and Recusants 254 William Sheils
- 16 The Protestant Opposition to Elizabethan Religious Reform 271 Peter Iver Kaufman
- 17 The Scottish Reformation 289 Michael Graham
- Part III People and Groups.
- 18 Rural Economy and Society 311 R. W. Hoyle
- 19 The Urban Economy 330 Alan Dyer
- 20 Metropolitan London 347 Joseph P. Ward
- 21 Society and Social Relations in British Provincial Towns 363 Robert Tittler
- 22 Women in the British Isles in the Sixteenth Century 381 Anne Laurence
- Part IV Culture.
- 23 Senses of the Past in Tudor Britain 407 Daniel Woolf
- 24 Tudor Drama, Theatre and Society 430 Alexandra F. Johnston
- 25 Portraiture, Politics and Society 448 Robert Tittler
- 26 Architecture, Politics and Society 470 Malcolm Airs
- 27 Music, Politics and Society 492 John Milsom
- 28 Science and Technology 509 Lesley B. Cormack
Back cover copy
Winner of the Roland Bainton Prize for the best reference work in 2004, A Companion to Tudor Britain provides an authoritative overview of scholarship and debates about this period. The book looks at the British Isles in their entirety, exploring what was common and what was distinct to the sovereign kingdoms of England and Scotland, the client kingdom of Ireland, and the principality of Wales.
An emphasis on major political, cultural, social, intellectual, religious, and economic themes is complemented by discussion of less common subjects, such as the landscape of the British Isles, the relationship of cultural forms to social and political issues, and the role of scientific inquiry. The contributors represent a broad range of historiographical and methodological perspectives. Their contributions define the current state of their fields and indicate the likely directions of future work.