By Peter C. Herman
A brief historical past of Early sleek England provides the ancient and cultural info worthy for a richer realizing of English Renaissance literature.
- Written in a transparent and obtainable variety for an undergraduate point viewers
- Gives an summary of the period’s heritage in addition to an figuring out of the historiographic issues
- Explores key ancient and literary occasions, from the Wars of the Roses to the booklet of John Milton’s Paradise Regained
- Features intensive causes of key phrases and ideas, similar to absolutism and the Elizabethan Settlement
Chapter 1 an outline of Early smooth England (pages 1–26):
Chapter 2 The Back?Story of the Tudor Dynasty: From Richard II to Henry VII (pages 27–58):
Chapter three Henry VII, Henry VIII, and the Henrician period (1509–47) (pages 59–91):
Chapter four Edward VI, girl Jane gray, and Mary I (1547–53) (pages 92–114):
Chapter five The Elizabethan period (1558–1603) (pages 115–148):
Chapter 6 The Reign of King James VI/I (1603–25) (pages 149–178):
Chapter 7 Charles I (1625–42): From Accession to the start of the Civil Wars (pages 180–213):
Chapter eight The Civil Wars, the Commonwealth, and the Early recovery (1642–71) (pages 214–251):
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18 Thus began the reign of Henry IV. As for Richard, the details of his fate remain uncertain. One chronicler wrote that Sir Piers Exton killed him at the new king’s behest (while Shakespeare dramatizes this version, it is almost certainly not true). Others say Richard was starved to death while still more claim that Richard starved himself to death. The only point of agreement is the date that Richard died: February 14, 1400. While Henry IV had Richard entombed at the royal manor of Kings Langley, Henry IV’s son, Henry V, had him reburied in Westminster Abbey in 1413 in an attempt to heal political wounds.
Despite the assertion in the Homily on Obedience that each “have need of other,” the massive inequality between the “fourth sort” and those with land and power did not go unnoticed or unchallenged, and periodically, fury against the “haves” would explode. ”38 The Homily’s vision of everyone marching in mutual, well-beseeming ranks seems more wishful thinking than accurate reportage. Economics England’s economic development contributed to this underlying sense of stress and instability. The growth in population after a century and a half of decline meant that prices also rose, and the Tudor– Stuart era witnessed a sustained period of inflation.
A Short History of Early Modern England: British Literature in Context by Peter C. Herman