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Tudor England

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Born in Australia in 1949, John Guy grew up in England and by the age of 16 he knew he wanted to be a historian. One feature which particularly marks the book out as a cut above the standard popular history of the period is that Guy has gone back to the original sources for the vast majority of his material; he solemnly undertakes in the preface to “scythe through spin and legend and come closer to her ‘authentic’ voice” (6) by disregarding calendars and summaries and using only original sources in full. And although there were scheming courtiers - had a certain sheriff supplied the Earl of Essex with enough trained soldiers, his attempted coup may have posed a greater threat than it did - Elizabeth was more astute than the men around her. This is a perfectly serviceable structure, although, picking up the story in midstream as he does, Guy is obliged in early chapters to introduce extensive flashbacks.

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the period 1585–1603 is now recognised by scholars as distinctly more troubled than the first half of Elizabeth's long reign. Elton's point was that before Cromwell the realm could be viewed as the King's private estate writ large, where most administration was done by the King's household servants rather than separate state offices.After Cromwell's fall, William Paulet, 1st Marquess of Winchester, the Lord Treasurer, produced further reforms to simplify the arrangements, reforms which united most of the crown's finance under the exchequer. million; this huge influx of money caused Cromwell to change the Crown's financial system to manage the money.

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From the king's perspective, his greatest failure was an inability to get a divorce when Henry VIII needed a new wife to give him a son who would be the undisputed heir to the throne. In other countries, the Catholic Counter-Reformation was spearheaded by Jesuit missionaries; Mary's chief religious advisor, Cardinal Pole, refused to allow the Jesuits in England.For example, the account of Anne Boleyn is regarding her influence on the reformation of the church rather than her love life and relationship with Henry. Ralegh, for example, thought her incompetent - but she just chose differently, to match England's ambition to its resources rather than risk her throne in an ill-defined quest for a worldwide empire. Guy hunts down facts with forensic skill, he doesn't just recite historical moments as they stand; he brings names and faces to life in all their human achievements and weaknesses. Crown copyright documents are quoted with the permission of the Comptroller of HM Stationery Office. His 1988 textbook Tudor England is still perhaps the best single-volume treatment of the period; his work on star chamber and Tudor political culture, while less read, is highly important.

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Henry VIII, flamboyant, energetic, militaristic and headstrong, remains one of the most visible kings of England, primarily because of his six marriages, all of which were designed to produce a male heir, and his heavy retribution in executing many top officials and aristocrats. British Council complies with data protection law in the UK and laws in other countries that meet internationally accepted standards. Stater, Noble Government: the Stuart Lord Lieutenancy and the Transformation of English Politics (1994).

Krista Kesselring, The Northern Rebellion of 1569: Faith, Politics and Protest in Elizabethan England (Springer, 2007). Following the Black Death (1348) and the agricultural depression of the late 15th century, the population of England began to increase. In large part it proved destructive, for while it helped to debar a revival of Catholic devotion it clearly contain elements which injured the reputation of Protestantism. Edward's Privy Council kept his death secret for three days to install Lady Jane, but Northumberland had neglected to take control of Princess Mary. John Guy also appears regularly on BBC Radio 2, Radio 3, Radio 4, BBC World Service and BBC Scotland.

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Not narrative or social history at all, but old-fashioned, top-down political history, with the emphasis on the institutions of governing and large-scale national patterns of economic activity. A few leaders were executed, but many of the gentry saved their lives by handing over their lands to Queen Elizabeth. John Guy, as eminent a Tudor historian as they come, has set himself the explicit task of correcting Strachey’s colourful narrative of Elizabeth’s old age. Professor Sara Nair James says that between 1515 and 1529, Cardinal Thomas Wolsey, "would be the most powerful man in England except, possibly, for the king. Awarded a Greene Cup by Clare College in 1970, he completed his PhD on Cardinal Wolsey in 1973 and won the Yorke Prize of the University of Cambridge in 1976.He closely supervised the construction of all his warships and their guns, knowing their designs, speed, tonnage, armaments and battle tactics. He's never content to repeat what we already know but rather, he goes that extra step to solve history's riddles. Her authentic voice is seen in her letters, several of them newly published, in which she confesses human flaws ('You know I am no morning woman') or she justifies her 'just jealousy' of Mary Queen of Scots ('For she herself knoweth how great contentment and liking we had for a time of her friendship').

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