Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 September 2011

384 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719084423

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This England

Essays on the English nation and Commonwealth in the sixteenth century

Patrick Collinson

Published by Manchester University Press

Politics Culture and Society in Early Modern Britain MUP

  • Collects together diverse and hard-to-access works by the late Patrick Collinson, who was one of Britain's foremost scholars of early modern Britain, and includes an introduction written for this volume
  • Is a celebration of Englishness in the sixteenth century, when the notion of 'Englishness' came of age
  • Emphasises the nature of sixteenth-century politics, particularly the long reign of Elizabeth 1 and the role of the citizen in preserving the commonwealth of England
  • Explores 'This England' as a cultural construct where the Renaissance and religion rapidly evolve 'Englishness'
  • Appeals equally to students of early modern history and its literary culture, presenting a view of 'Tudor England' and offering a firmer historical background to evaluating the English Renaissance