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Author Loades, D. M

Title The Tudors : the history of a dynasty / David Loades

Publisher London : Continuum International Pub. Group, 2012


 McDonald 3rd Floor  DA315 .L582 2012    AVAILABLE
Call # DA315 .L582 2012
Descript x, 235 p. : ill. ; 25 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [195]-227) and index
This book is about one of the most powerful and influential dynasties in English history, a dynasty of five monarchs who ruled their domain for over a century. The Tudors were concerned with building a government that would endure, hence their constant concern with succession, an anxiety which lasted throughout the century. Although all Tudor monarchs believed that their authority derived from God, they had different ways of expressing that conviction, and above all they believed in ruling with consent and advice. For this reason they built partnerships, not with the old nobility as their predecessors had done, but with the wider community of the gentry, and above all with parliament. These partnerships with the church and state lasted for centuries and still influence British politics today
Contents Getting to know the family -- The kings and their marriages: Henry VIII's 'Great Matter' -- Two queens in search of an heir -- The monarch and the realm: the uses of parliament -- Noble ambitions -- The Tudors and their neighbours [i.e. neighbors] -- The trouble with God -- Merchant matters -- The good lord and his servants -- The selling of the monarchy -- What did the Tudors do for us?
Subject Great Britain -- History -- Tudors, 1485-1603
Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- History -- 16th century
Tudor, House of
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1485-1603
Alt Title Title on dust jacket: Tudors : history of a dynasty