The 1549 Rebellions and the Making of Early Modern England

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 29, 2007 - History
This is a major study of the 1549 rebellions, the largest and most important risings in Tudor England. Based upon extensive archival evidence, the book sheds fresh light on the causes, course and long-term consequences of the insurrections. Andy Wood focuses on key themes in the social history of politics, concerning the end of medieval popular rebellion; the Reformation and popular politics; popular political language; early modern state formation; speech, silence and social relations; and social memory and the historical representation of the rebellions. He examines the long-term significance of the rebellions for the development of English society, arguing that the rebellions represent an important moment of discontinuity between the late medieval and the early modern periods. This compelling history of Tudor politics from the bottom up will be essential reading for late medieval and early modern historians as well as early modern literary critics.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Context
19
The 1549 rebellions
21
repression and resistance 15491553
70
Political language
89
Speech silence and the recovery of rebel voices
91
Rebel political language
143
Consequences
185
The decline of insurrection in later sixteenth and early seventeenthcentury England
187
the later meanings of the 1549 rebellions
208
Bibliography
265
Index
284
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