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Title Writing the history of parliament in Tudor and early Stuart England / edited by Paul Cavill and Alexandra Gajda
Published Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 251 pages)
Series Politics, culture and society in early modern Britain
Contents Introduction / Alexandra Gajda and Paul Cavill -- Polydore Vergil and the first English parliament / Paul Cavill -- 'The consent of the body of the whole realme' : Edward Hall's parliamentary history / Scott Lucas -- The Elizabethan Church and the antiquity of parliament / Alexandra Gajda -- Parliament and the principle of elective succession in Elizabethan England / Paulina Kewes -- Elizabethan chroniclers and parliament / Ian W. Archer -- The significance (and insignificance) of precedent in early Stuart parliaments / Simon Healy -- The politic history of early Stuart parliaments / Noah Millstone -- 'That memorable parliament' : medieval history in parliamentarian polemic, 1641-42 / Jason Peacey -- Institutional memory and contemporary history in the House of Commons, 1547-1640 / Paul Seaward -- Afterword / Peter Lake
Summary This volume of essays explores the rise of parliament in the historical imagination of early modern England. The enduring controversy about the nature of parliament informs nearly all debates about the momentous religious, political and governmental changes of the period - most significantly, the character of the Reformation and the causes of the Revolution. Meanwhile, scholars of ideas have emphasised the historicist turn that shaped political culture. Religious and intellectual imperatives from the sixteenth century onwards evoked a new interest in the evolution of parliament, framing the ways that contemporaries interpreted, legitimised and contested Church, state and political hierarchies
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on print version record
Subject Constitutional history -- Great Britain -- Sources
Constitutional history.
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
LAW / Constitutional.
LAW / Public.
Politics and government.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1485-1603
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1603-1714
Great Britain.
Genre/Form Sources.
Form Electronic book
Author Cavill, Paul, 1956- editor
Gajda, Alexandra, 1979- editor
ISBN 1526115905 (electronic bk.)
9781526115904 (electronic bk.)