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Tudor/Stuart History Texts?
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0367  Monday, 11 June 2007

From: 		Tom Salyers <
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Date: 		Saturday, 09 Jun 2007 10:39:16 -0600
Subject: 	Tudor/Stuart History Texts?

Can anyone recommend a good history text (or texts) that covers England 
from roughly the period of Henry VIII through Charles I? I'm trying to 
get some historical background and context for Elizabethan/Jacobean 
theatre in general and Shakespeare in particular, since my knowledge of 
the era isn't as thorough as I'd like it to be. I'd especially 
appreciate any texts that go into some detail about the sociology, 
economics, religion, philosophy, etc. of the period.

I've tried looking through my local library and bookstores, but 
everything I've found so far is either outside the period I'm looking 
for (e.g. the 11th century or the Restoration) or on too narrow a 
subject (e.g. Elizabeth I). Any titles, authors, or pointers in the 
right direction would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance for your 
time.

Tom Salyers

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