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Readership: Students of sixteenth-century British or Tudor history, and the general reader interested in this period of British history. Background reading for students of the Reformation and sixteenth-century literature.
Edited by Patrick Collinson, Regius Professor Emeritus of Modern History, University of Cambridge
""By combining the work of various historians from various backgrounds the editor has guaranteed that this volume will not only inform but stimulate." Contemporary Review, April 2002"
""Collinson's contributors seek to describe developments across these island, and they consistently identify important dynamics affecting all their constituent elements...This book will provide an accessible, refreshing approach to an alternative view" Institute of Historical Research, History Website"
Patrick Collinson: Introduction
J. A. Sharpe: Economy and society
Steven Ellis: The limits of power: the English crown and the British Isles
Diarmaid MacCulloch: The Change of Religion
John Guy: Monarchy and Counsel: Models of the State
Greg Walker: The Renaissance in Britain
Simon Adams: Britain, Europe, and the world
Patrick Collinson: Conclusion