A short history of early modern England : British literature in context / Peter C. Herman.

"The English Renaissance produced some of the greatest literary works the world has ever known, from the Faerie Queene and Paradise Lost to Hamlet and Macbeth. A Short History of Early Modern England presents the historical and cultural information necessary for a richer appreciation and deeper...

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Main Author: Herman, Peter C., 1958-
Format: Book
Published: Chichester, West Sussex, U.K. ; Malden, MA : Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
Table of Contents:
  • Aims and Acknowledgements
  • Quoting from Early Modern Texts
  • Illustrations
  • England's Rulers from Richard II to Charles II
  • Timeline of Key Events
  • 1: An Overview of Early Modern England
  • 2: The Back-Story of the Tudor Dynasty: From Richard II to Henry VII
  • 3: Henry VII, Henry VIII, and the Henrician Era (1509-47)
  • 4: Edward VI, Lady Jane Grey, and Mary I (1547-53)
  • 5: The Elizabethan Era (1558-1603)
  • 6: The Reign of King James VI/I (1603-25)
  • 7: Charles I (1625-42): from Accession to the Beginning of the Civil Wars
  • 8: The Civil Wars, the Commonwealth, and the Early Restoration (1642-71).