The Reign of Henry VIII

Author: J. A. Macculloch,Professor of the History of the Church Diarmaid MacCulloch

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312128920

Category: History

Page: 313

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Each book in the Problems in Focus series is designed to make available to students important new work on key historical problems and periods that they encounter on their courses. This volume is devoted to the reign of Henry VIII.

Letters and Papers, Foreign and Domestic, of the Reign of Henry VIII

Author: J. S. Brewer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108062598

Category: History

Page: 692

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Published between 1862 and 1932, and reissued here in multiple parts, this monumental calendar of documents remains an essential starting point for the serious study of Tudor history. An experienced editor of historical texts, John Sherren Brewer (1809-79) had no prior training in the history of the period, yet he brought to the project the necessary industriousness and an impeccable command of Latin. Four volumes appeared before his death, whereupon James Gairdner (1828-1912), his former assistant, took up the editorial reins. Continuing Brewer's method of ordering chronologically all available documents from 1509 to 1547, and reproducing some passages while paraphrasing or omitting others, Gairdner brought the project to its conclusion, aided himself by R.H. Brodie (1859-1943) in preparing the later volumes. Volume 1 (1862) has been split into two for this reissue: this first half covers the period from April 1509 to May 1513.

The Reign of Henry VIII

Author: David Starkey

Publisher: Trafalgar Square


Category: History

Page: 174

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Starkey re-examines the reign of Henry VIII by examining a managerial style that created both difficulties and opportunities for those around him.

Bacon: The History of the Reign of King Henry VII and Selected Works

Author: Francis Bacon, VIS,Francis Bacon

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521586634

Category: History

Page: 284

View: 4511

This is a major student edition of the text described as 'the first modern classic of English history'. Bacon's penetration into human motives, his life-long experience of politics and government, and his remarkable literary skills, render this History of the Reign of King Henry VII a major work of English literature and an important document in the history of political thought. The introduction places Bacon's History in the context of Renaissance historiography, revealing its debt to Tacitus, and shows Bacon's originality in re-ordering traditional material to make a coherent psychological analysis of the King's actions. In addition to the usual series features and supporting contextual material (including relevant Essays by Bacon), generous editorial footnotes explain the historical and political issues of the reign of Henry VII, and a substantial glossary clarifies Bacon's rich but sometimes unfamiliar vocabulary.