By Peter C. Herman
A brief background of Early glossy England offers the historic and cultural details priceless for a richer figuring out of English Renaissance literature.
- Written in a transparent and available variety for an undergraduate point viewers
- Gives an outline of the period’s historical past in addition to an figuring out of the historiographic issues
- Explores key old and literary occasions, from the Wars of the Roses to the booklet of John Milton’s Paradise Regained
- Features extensive motives of keyword phrases and ideas, similar to absolutism and the Elizabethan Settlement
Chapter 1 an summary 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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Additional info for A Short History of Early Modern England: British Literature in Context
While in 1485, England belonged to the Catholic – meaning “universal” – Church, that institution also constituted a separate site of authority in early modern England, as recognized by the coronation oath. ”30 Consequently, England’s political and religious structure does not consist of a single line of authority, but rather, of various competing and overlapping sites of authority. Royal, parliamentary, civic, and religious authorities all vied for prominence, a situation that will get even more complicated after Henry VIII split off from Rome in 1533 to create the Church of England.
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118]) and exiled both: Mowbray for life (he died in Venice the next year), and Bolingbroke for six years. However, Shakespeare leaves out how the actual Richard II granted Henry Bolingbroke full rights to his inheritance if Bolingbroke’s father, John of Gaunt, died before his exile ended. Equally famously, this is exactly what happened. Gaunt died on February 3, 1399, but rather than allowing Bolingbroke to inherit the wealthy and vast duchy of Lancaster, Richard disinherited him and confiscated the lands and their revenue.
A Short History of Early Modern England: British Literature in Context by Peter C. Herman