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Early Modern Britain, 1450–1750



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  • Date Published: April 2017
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107650138

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  • This introductory textbook provides a wide-ranging survey of the political, social, cultural and economic history of early modern Britain, charting the gradual integration of the four kingdoms, from the Wars of the Roses to the formation of 'Britain', and the aftermath of England's unions with Wales and Scotland. The only textbook at this level to cover Britain and Ireland in depth over three centuries, it offers a fully integrated British perspective, with detailed attention given to social change throughout all chapters. Featuring source textboxes, illustrations, highlighted key terms and accompanying glossary, timelines, student questioning, and annotated further reading suggestions, including key websites and links, this textbook will be an essential resource for undergraduate courses on the history of early modern Britain. A companion website includes additional primary sources and bibliographic resources.

    • A wide-ranging survey of the political, social, cultural and economic history of early modern Britain, covering Britain and Ireland in depth over three centuries
    • Features source textboxes, illustrations, highlighted key terms, timelines and student questioning, enabling students to gain an in-depth understanding of a long period
    • Provides annotated further reading suggestions, including key websites and links, to guide students through further research
    • Provides a glossary of key terms enabling students to grasp unfamiliar terms
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    Product details

    • Date Published: April 2017
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107650138
    • length: 490 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 176 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.98kg
    • contains: 43 b/w illus. 6 maps 2 tables
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    List of figures
    List of maps
    List of tables
    Prologue: Kent, 1450
    1. Kings, lords and peoples
    2. The lives of the people
    3. Monarchies and their problems, 1450–1536
    4. Henry VIII's Reformation
    5. The growth of Protestantism to 1625
    6. State and society, 1536–1625 1. England and Wales
    7. State and society, 1536–1625 2. Scotland and Ireland
    8. The coming of war in three kingdoms, 1625–42
    9. British wars, English conquests, 1642–60
    10. Empire
    11. Prosperity and poverty, 1660–1750
    12. Money and power: the growth of the British State, 1640–1750
    13. Crown and Parliament, 1660–1750 1. England
    14. Crown and Parliament, 1660–1750 2. Scotland and Ireland
    15. The fragmentation of Protestantism, 1640–1750
    16. Popular politics, 1640–1750

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    John Miller, Queen Mary University of London
    John Miller is Emeritus Professor of History at Queen Mary University of London. His most recent books include After the Civil Wars (2000) and Cities Divided: Politics and Religion in English Provincial Towns, 1660–1722 (2007).

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