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The Tudors: A Very Short Introduction

Second Edition

John Guy

August 2013

ISBN: 9780199674725

176 pages
Paperback
174x111mm

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Very Short Introductions

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In this revised and updated edition of The Tudors: A Very Short Introduction, John Guy offers a compelling and authoritative guide to all aspects of the Tudor period. From politics, religion, and economics, to gender, art, and culture, this is a fascinating exploration of the leaders of the day and the culture of the time.

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In this revised and updated edition of The Tudors: A Very Short Introduction, John Guy offers a compelling and authoritative guide to all aspects of the Tudor period. From politics, religion, and economics, to gender, art, and culture, this is a fascinating exploration of the leaders of the day and the culture of the time.

  • An indispensable introduction to anyone interested in the Tudors
  • The most comprehensive and authoritative guide to the period, which has been completely revised for this new edition
  • Considers all aspects of the Tudor age, from religion and politics to gender issues and art and culture
  • Written by a leading Tudor historian

New to this edition

  • Completely rewritten with a revised structure to encompass recent research and developments
  • Includes an new overview of the 'British' dimension of Tudor history, including Scotland, Wales, and Ireland
  • Expanded section on the gender issues of the period, related to minority and unmarried female rule
  • Features a new chapter on material culture and the arts, including aspects of architecture, sculpture, and literature
  • Revised account of Catholicism and Puritanism during the reign of Elizabeth I

About the Author(s)

John Guy, Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge

John Guy is a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge. His previous titles include My Heart is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots (Fourth Estate, 2004), A Daughter's Love: Thomas and Margaret More (Fourth Estate, 2008), and Thomas Becket: Warrior, Priest, Rebel, Victim (Penguin-Viking, 2012). Recognised as one of Britain's leading historians on the Tudor period, he lecturers and speaks widely at literary festivals and on radio and television. He was the Winner of the 2004 Whitbread Biography Award and of the 2005 Marsh Biography Award.

Table of Contents

    Genealogical table
    The Tudor Succession
    Note on Units of Currency
    1:Henry VII: Founding a new dynasty
    2:Henry VIII: The personification of power
    3:The Reformation and British 'Imperial' Kingship
    4:Mid-Tudor crisis and the succession
    5:Philip and Mary: an experiment in dual monarchy
    6:The early Elizabethan polity
    7:Material culture and the arts
    8:After the armada
    Further reading
    Chronology
    Index

Reviews

"Guy looks beyond this bunch of merry and not so merry monarchs to give a concise guide to the whole Tudor world from politics, religion and economics to gender, art and culture." - Northern Echo