Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. David Loades
    Pages 1-9
  3. David Loades
    Pages 10-23
  4. David Loades
    Pages 24-44
  5. David Loades
    Pages 45-69
  6. David Loades
    Pages 70-82
  7. David Loades
    Pages 83-100
  8. David Loades
    Pages 101-118
  9. David Loades
    Pages 119-146
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 159-183

About this book


England was the most centralised state in medieval Europe. The Tudors built on this situation to reduce still further the provincial power of the nobility, and to eliminate the remaining jurisdictional franchises. But sixteenth century England was not monolithic, nor homogeneous. There were still strong local identities, both political and culture, and the Tudors achieved success by working through the local elites, rather than against them.


England Europe monarchy parliament sixteenth century

Authors and affiliations

  • DavidĀ Loades
    • 1
  1. 1.University of WalesBangorUK

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