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Tudor/Stuart History Texts?
The Shakespeare Conference: SHK 18.0378  Friday, 15 June 2007

[1] 	From: 	Paul Budra <
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	Date: 	Monday, 11 Jun 2007 12:29:31 -0700
	Subj: 	Re: SHK 18.0367 Tudor/Stuart History Texts?

[2] 	From: 	Nicole M. Coonradt <
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	Date: 	Monday, 11 Jun 2007 21:21:28 +0000
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[3] 	From: 	Frank Whigham <
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	Date: 	Monday, 11 Jun 2007 15:09:51 -0500
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[4] 	From: 	Arthur Lindley <
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	Date: 	Monday, 11 Jun 2007 21:15:59 +0000
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From: 		Paul Budra <
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Date: 		Monday, 11 Jun 2007 12:29:31 -0700
Subject: 18.0367 Tudor/Stuart History Texts?
Comment: 	Re: SHK 18.0367 Tudor/Stuart History Texts?

John Guy's Tudor England might do the trick.

Paul Budra
Simon Fraser University

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Date: 		Monday, 11 Jun 2007 21:21:28 +0000
Subject: 18.0367 Tudor/Stuart History Texts?
Comment: 	Re: SHK 18.0367 Tudor/Stuart History Texts?

Tom, your man is John Lingard (Feb. 5, 1771- July 17, 1851) and his 
_History of England_ (in ten volumes) is an excellent tool for anyone 
seeking to know more about the history of England.  He is the 
acknowledged father or pioneer of source criticism in the history of 
historiography and his collection was, even up until the early 1920s, 
the complete source at Oxford.  According to Dennis Taylor, he has been 
"astonishingly neglected"-- I concur with this sentiment.  While Lingard 
has, at times, been pooh-pooh for having been Catholic, no one to date 
has much bettered his work.  It is delightfully written and user 
friendly (dates and notes as guide).  Also see Edwin Jones' work *on* 
Lingard, _The English Nation:  The Great Myth_.  I also recommend the 
colorful summary with purple-prose commentary by Protestant writer 
William Cobbett (March 9, 1763 - June 18, 1835), _The Protestant 
Reformation in England_ (he was jailed for his views and later fled 
England for America), though he is not considered an *historian*.  Clare 
Asquith recently described Cobbett to me as, "A wild ride!"

Enjoy~
NMC
University of Denver
Denver, CO  USA

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From: 		Frank Whigham <
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Date: 		Monday, 11 Jun 2007 15:09:51 -0500
Subject: 18.0367 Tudor/Stuart History Texts?
Comment: 	Re: SHK 18.0367 Tudor/Stuart History Texts?

You might try:

* Guy, John. Tudor England. Main emphasis on political history.
* Wrightson, Keith. English Society, 1580-1680. Mainly social history; 
terrifically readable.
* Stone, Lawrence. The Crisis of the Aristocracy, 1558-1641. Crucial for 
study of the elite.
* For the 1550s: any of D. M. Loades's many fine books
* Elton, G. R. Reform and Reformation, 1509-1558. On Henry VIII and the 50s.

~FW

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From: 		Arthur Lindley <
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Date: 		Monday, 11 Jun 2007 21:15:59 +0000
Subject: 18.0367 Tudor/Stuart History Texts?
Comment: 	Re: SHK 18.0367 Tudor/Stuart History Texts?

It won't help with the Stuarts, but Susan Brigden, *New Worlds, Lost 
Worlds: The Rule of the Tudors, 1485-1603* (Penguin, 2000) is good on 
its period.

Arthur Lindley

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