Tudor Political Culture
Cambridge University Press, Jun 20, 2002 - History - 326 pages
This book of original scope and methodology consists of twelve interdisciplinary essays on the ideas, images and rituals of Tudor and early Stuart society. Through the exploitation of new manuscript material, or hitherto untapped artistic sources--the plates reproduce nearly sixty contemporary images--the authors open up new perspectives on the ideas, institutions and rituals of political society.Drawing on the evidence of art, literature, and using the latest techniques for the discovery of lost mentalities, key aspects of Tudor political culture are explored, including royal iconography, funereal symbolism, parliamentary elections, political vocabularies, kinship and family at court and in the country, and the architecture of urban authority. In his Introduction the editor uses the example of Henry VIII's historical break with Rome to suggest the seamless links between politics and political culture, how and why the revolution of the 1530s needs to be seen against the backdrop of early-Tudor memories of Henry V, the cult of chivalry and the invasion of France (1513), and the pre-Reformation imagery of 'imperial' kingship.
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On the road to 1534 the occupation of Tournai and Henry VIIIs theory of sovereignty
Family and kinship relations at the Henrician court the Boleyns and Howards
The iconography of the crown imperial
The royal image 15351603
Political culture and the built environment of the English country town c 15401620
Country into court court into country John Scudamore of Holme Lacy c 15421623 and his circles
Death be very proud Sidney subversion and Elizabethan heraldic funerals
O tis a gallant king Shakespeares Henry V and the crisis of the 1590s
Parliament and the political society of Elizabethan England
Image and ritual in the Tudor parliaments
The countervailing of benefits monopoly liberty and benevolence in Elizabethan England
The rhetoric of counsel in early modern England
Anne Boleyn authority bishops Book Cambridge century ceremony Church claim closed crown College of Arms Commons Coningsby councillors counsel court courtier Coverdale Bible Croft Cromwell crown imperial D'Ewes death duke earl early Edward Edward VI Elizabeth Elton English French G. R. Elton gentlemen Hall Harleian Henrician Henry V's Henry VIII Henry's heraldic funerals Hereford Herefordshire History Holme Lacy honour House Howard ibid iconography James John Guy king king's kingship knight letter Library London lord majesty Mary mayor Medieval monarch Norfolk Oxford Pageantry parliament parliamentary plate political culture portrait Prince privy council procession protestant queen realm Reformation reign Richard ritual role Roy Strong royal Scudamore's Shakespeare Sidney Sidney's funeral Sir James Croft social Society sovereignty speech St Edward's crown sword symbol Thomas Cromwell tomb Tournai town Townshend VII's VIII's Vincent 151 vols Westminster William Wolsey woodcut
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