Explores the role of the English theological scholar Hugh Broughton (1549-1612) in the development of biblical criticism in the early modern period, and illustrates the contribution that laypeople and 'average believers' made to religious and cultural change, shifting critical attention away from the clerical and academic elites.
The definitive study of humanist script in England before 1509, this book also provides an important re-interpretation of the success of Renaissance humanism. It introduces a range of Dutch, German, English and Scottish scribes in demonstrating humanism's cosmopolitanism.
What sort of woman was chosen to be queen? This book sets out to answer important questions about the nature and role of queenship in the last years of medieval England. It considers what it meant to be a queen during these turbulent times, and examines the ways in which these women interpreted their roles.
This book provides a comprehensive introduction and essential guide to one of the most important institutions in medieval England and to its substantial archive. This is the first book to offer a detailed explanation of the form, structure and evolution of the manor and its records. -- .
Tracy Borman, author of the bestselling biography Thomas Cromwell, takes us behind the scenes of Henry VIII's court and sheds new light on the most notorious Tudor monarch through the fresh perspective of his male relationships.
Tracy Borman, author of the bestselling biography of Thomas Cromwell, takes us behind the scenes to reveal the intimate secrets of the Tudor court and the private lives of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth I and more.
This informative and entertaining book explores 500 often overlooked years in the life of the city of Canterbury, including its development, its industries, military connexions, and leisure activities, and its rebuilding after devastation by German bombers in the Second World War.
The first new biography of Oliver Cromwell in several years, this rounded account does equal justice to his public and private life, to his political career, his military abilities and his passionate religiosity.
The Routledge Handbook of Material Culture in Early Modern Europe offers a comprehensive multi-disciplinary examination of current research in the field and presents a detailed yet wide-ranging consideration of the breadth and scope of research on material culture in the early modern period. It brings together essays from specialists fr
The defeated Lancastrian monarchs of War of the Roses, Henry VI and Margaret of Anjou's reign witnessed soaring highs and desolate losses. Never before considered in a dual biography, Amy Licence explores the stark differences in their unlikely alliance, reign and legacy.
This book, which features the autobiographical narrative of Mistress Mary Hampson, a 17th-century woman in an abusive and violent marriage, reconstructs the events in and around this harrowing tale and rescues a compelling and complicated voice from the past.
This is the first synthetic narrative of the origins of the Scottish Reformation of 1560; the narrative covers the period 1525-60. It brings together religious history with the political history of Mary, Queen of Scots' reign, paying particular attention to the role of warfare and violence. It is aimed principally at students and general readers
War should be recognised as one of the defining features of life in the England of Henry VIII. Henry fought many wars throughout his reign, and this book explores how this came to dominate English culture and shape attitudes to the king and to national history, with people talking and reading about war, and spending money on weaponry and defence.
Between the sixteenth and the nineteenth centuries, in both Western Europe and East Asia, towns and cities helped to shape the individual consciousness, against the background of a more traditional society in which collective values remained strong.
This 2002 book is an exploration in social history, showing how the practices surrounding death and burial can illumine urban culture and experience. Vanessa Harding focuses on the crowded and turbulent worlds of early modern London and Paris, and makes rich use of contemporary documentation to compare and contrast their experience of dealing with the dead.
This study of the 66 bishops of James I, with analysis of the early 17th-century episcopate, reveals much about the Jacobean church, the doctrinal division of the period and the origins of Laudian government in the 1630s, hence offering a new perspective on early Stuart religious history.
This collection contains substantial extracts from the work of twelve seventeenth-century women from different walks of life, writing in a variety of forms covering an enormous range of topics including violence, travel, children and God.
This book considers a range of printed and documentary evidence, the majority previously unpublished, for the way ordinary individuals thought about their houses and households; and it then explores how writers of domestic tragedies engaged those attitudes to shape their representations of domesticity. -- .
This collection is the first to historicise the term ephemera and its meanings for early modern England and considers its relationship to time, matter, and place. It asks: how do we conceive of ephemera in a period before it was routinely employed (from the eighteenth century) to describe ostensibly disposable print?
Why have Western societies that were once overwhelmingly Christian become so secular? Looking to the feelings and faith of ordinary people, the award-winning author of Protestants Alec Ryrie offers a bold new history of atheism.