Religion, politics and society in sixteenth-century England


Archer, Ian W., Adams, Simon, Bernard, G.W., Greengrass, Mark, Hammer, Paul and Kisbey, Fiona L. (eds.) (2004) Religion, politics and society in sixteenth-century England, Cambridge, UK, Cambridge University Press for the Royal Historical Society, 296pp.

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Original Publication URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.2277/0521818672

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This collection of hitherto unpublished material sheds important new light on the English court and its relationship with a wider political society in the sixteenth century. The ‘Journall’ of political events covering 1547 52 and 1559 1562, possibly by the ‘commonwealth man’ John Hayles, offers arresting insights on court politics, foreign affairs and events in the life of London. It is published alongside a related account of the rivalry between the Dukes of Somerset and Northumberland. Court religious ceremonial is illustrated through an edition of regulations for the royal chapel. The memoir of Jean Malliet, sent to England to solicit a loan for the beleaguered city of Geneva in 1582 3, demonstrates the ‘Calvinist international’ at work. A tranche of letters from Sir Robert Cecil to Sir Christopher Hatton offers fresh material on court politics in this period.


• Hitherto unpublished material that sheds important new light on the English court
• Offers arresting insights on court politics, foreign affairs and events in the life of London
• Includes letters from Sir Robert Cecil to Sir Christopher Hatton that offer fresh material on the politics of the time

Item Type: Book
ISBNs: 0521818672 (hardback)
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Subjects: D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
D History General and Old World > DA Great Britain
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Humanities > History
ePrint ID: 35425
Date Deposited: 22 May 2006
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:22
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/35425

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