This collection of essays by leading scholars in the field reveals the major contribution of puritan women to the intellectual culture of the early modern period. It demonstrates that women's roles within puritan and broader communities encompassed translating and disseminating key texts, producing an impressive body of original writing.
Charitable Hatred presents a challenging new perspective on religious tolerance and intolerance in early modern England. Instead of charting a path of linear progress from persecution to toleration, it emphasises the complex interplay between these two impulses throughout the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. -- .
During the later sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, it was usual to consolidate power through lines of royal succession and marriage into other royal and princely families. Michael Questier shows that while this secured political power, it also caused a lot of religious upheaval in this period of already-fraught western Christendom.
Draws on the research to illuminate late medieval society at its peak, from the triumphalism of Edward III in 1360 to the collapse of Lancastrian rule. This book centres on the deposition of Richard II in 1399 and the establishment of the House of Lancaster, which was in turn overthrown in the "Wars of the Roses".
Explores the history of the Habsburg Empire, from its origins in the mid-13th century, through its establishment and the reigns of Frederick III, Maximilian I and Charles V. This volume also examines economic developments, social change, cultural matter and the threat posed by the Turks.
This vivid and comprehensive account of the politics, religion, and culture of England in the century and a half after the Norman Conquest lays bare the patterns of everyday life and increases our understanding of a medieval society at a time when England was more closely tied to Europe than ever before.
In 1464, the most eligible bachelor in England, Edward IV, stunned the nation by revealing his secret marriage to Elizabeth Woodville, a beautiful, impoverished widow whose father and brother Edward himself had once ridiculed as upstarts.
In 1485 on a battlefield in Bosworth, King Richard III was dealt a death blow by the man who had sworn loyalty to him only a few months earlier. He was Rhys ap Thomas. This is the story of the man who helped forge the course of British history.
"Richard III" has been written off in history as one of England's evil kings. This biography strips away the propaganda of the centuries to rescue Richard from his critics and supporters alike, providing a compelling portrait of this most infamous of kings.
In 1215, a groundbreaking charter was signed at Runnymede. With full-colour illustrations and artworks, this guide is a perfect mix of the incompetent rule of King John and his legacy that is Magna Carta.
As sister of Henry III and aunt of the future Edward I, Eleanor de Montfort was at the heart of the bloody conflict between the Crown and the English barons. A woman of fiery nature, Eleanor worked tirelessly in supporting her husband's cause. Drawing on chronicles, letters and public records, this book reconstructs Eleanor's remarkable life.
Simon de Montfort, the leader of the English barons, was the first leader of a political movement to seize power from a reigning monarch. The charismatic de Montfort and his forces had captured most of south-eastern England by 1263 and at the battle of Lewes in 1264 King Henry III was defeated and taken prisoner. This title deals with this topic.
A stunning new edition of the earliest atlas of the British Isles, Britain's Tudor Maps: County by County reproduces the maps of John Speed's 1611 collection The Theatre of Great Britaine in large format for the first time, with towns and topographical features wonderfully clear and easy to read alongside Alasdair Hawkyard's fascinating commentary.
Long forgotten in England, Providence Island is a microcosm of the 400-year-old Atlantic story, a narrative of colonial struggle and empire, slavery and drugs, pirates and puritans and amazing reversals of fortunes. At once intimate and global, this book casts new light on the part England played in the making of the modern world.
Published to accompany a Channel 4 series, Starkey turns the paradox into a person. This new approach to the enigma of Elizabeth's character presents a retelling of her reign, her love for Robert Dudley, the tragi-comedy of her suitors, her epic struggles with Mary and Philip II and the final debacle of her relationship with Robert Devereux.
Gives a textured picture of daily life at the Tudor Court from the woman's point of view. This book establishes the interaction of the private and public, and demonstrates how the Queens of Henry VIII were central in determining political policy.
Henry VIII was almost never alone. He was surrounded by intimates and personal attendants who made up the staff of his Privy Chamber. They organised his daily life, kept him amused and acted as the landline between the king and the formal machinery of government. This book is about the great game of politics over which he presided.
We think of Queen Elizabeth I's reign as a golden age. But what was it actually like to live in Elizabethan England? If you could travel to the past and walk the streets of London in the 1590s, where would you stay? What would you eat? This title reveals a country in which people still starve to death and Catholics are persecuted for their faith.
The 1660s represent a turning point in English history, and for the main events - the Restoration, the Dutch War, the Great Plague, the Fire of London. This book offers an eyewitness account along with lively descriptions of the author's socializing, his amorous entanglements, his theater-going & music-making.
Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's second wife, was imprisoned in the Tower of London on 2 May 1536, and tried and found guilty of high treason on 15 May. Her supposed crimes included adultery with five men, one her own brother, and plotting the King's death. She was executed on 19 May 1536. This title tells the story of Anne's fall.
The life of Frances Coke Villiers, Viscountess Purbeck. A story of love, sex, and high drama set against the backdrop of a tumultuous and formative period of English history, this is also the story of an exceptional and courageous rebel against an age in which women were expected to be obedient, silent, and chaste.