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Paul Cavill & Alexandra Gajda 
Writing the history of parliament in Tudor and early Stuart England 

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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.
Parliamentary ‘history’ is explored through the analysis of chronicles, more overtly ‘literary’ texts, antiquarian scholarship, religious polemic, political pamphlets, and of the intricate processes that forge memory and tradition.
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Table of Content

Introduction – Alexandra Gajda and Paul Cavill
1. Polydore Vergil and the first English parliament – Paul Cavill
2. ‘The consent of the body of the whole realme’: Edward Hall’s parliamentary history – Scott Lucas
3. The Elizabethan Church and the antiquity of parliament – Alexandra Gajda
4. Parliament and the principle of elective succession in Elizabethan England – Paulina Kewes
5. Elizabethan chroniclers and parliament – Ian W. Archer
6. The significance (and insignificance) of precedent in early Stuart parliaments – Simon Healy
7. The politic history of early Stuart parliaments – Noah Millstone
8. ‘That memorable parliament’: medieval history in parliamentarian polemic, 1641–42 – Jason Peacey
9. Institutional memory and contemporary history in the House of Commons, 1547–1640 – Paul Seaward
10. Afterword – Peter Lake

About the author

Anthony Milton is Professor of Early Modern British History at the University of Sheffield
Language English ● Format EPUB ● Pages 304 ● ISBN 9781526115911 ● File size 0.5 MB ● Editor Paul Cavill & Alexandra Gajda ● Publisher Manchester University Press ● City Manchester ● Country GB ● Published 2018 ● Downloadable 24 months ● Currency EUR ● ID 6821751 ● Copy protection Adobe DRM
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