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Witches of Fife: Witch-hunting in a Scottish Shire, 1560-1710

by Stuart MacDonald

Along the coast of Fife, in villages like Culross and Pittenweem, historical markers and pamphlets now include the fact that some women were executed as witches within these burghs. Still the reality of what...


French Renaissance Monarchy: Francis I & Henry II

by R. J. Knecht

First published in 1984, Professor Knecht's study quickly established itself as the best short account of the period. The reigns of Francis I and Henry II, spanning the first half of the sixteenth century, are...


English Masculinities, 1660-1800

by Tim Hitchcock & Michelle Cohen

This collection of specially commissioned essays provides the first social history of masculinity in the 'long eighteenth century'. Drawing on diaries, court records and prescriptive literature, it explores...


Henry VIII and His Six Wives: A Guide to Historic Tudor Sites

by Peter Bramley

In his hunt for a male heir Henry VIII broke with Rome, instigated the Reformation and the Dissolution of the Monasteries, and acquired six wives successively. Of these, two were executed, a chilling first in...


The Reign of Mary I

by Robert Tittler & Judith Richards

Until recently, the reign of Mary Tudor was generally seen as a 'sterile interlude' in the Tudor century, with Mary herself dismissed as 'Bloody Mary'. Extensive research in the past several decades has overturned...


Charles I 1625-1640

by Brian Quintrell

Draws on recent interpretations of the period to re-evaluate Charles I's reign. This work analyses the reign of Charles I against the background of his father's legacy and the problems he inherited. The study...


The Nature of the English Revolution

by John Morrill

John Morrill has been at the forefront of modern attempts to explain the origins, nature and consequences of the English Revolution. These twenty essays -- seven either specially written or reproduced from generally...


The British in the Americas 1480-1815

by Anthony McFarlane

Of northern European nations, the British had the greatest impact on the Americas. Their history there embraces far more than the colonies that became the United States: England had been in the New World for...


Poverty and Vagrancy in Tudor England

by John F. Pound

First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Radical Puritans in England 1550 - 1660

by R.J. Acheson

This study of religious tensions in Early Modern England explores the different religious separatist movements between 1550-1660. It describes the development of radical sectarianism during the reign of Charles...


The Church of England 1570-1640

by Andrew Foster

Dr Foster traces the eventful history of the Church of England from shortly after its establishment in Elizabeth I's reign down to 1640, when it was on the verge of destruction. As well as analysing its principal...


Rise and fall of a capital. the history of mantua in the words of who wrote about it

by Daniele Lucchini

Following the historical documents with a scholar accuracy, the author of this booklet tells an original history of Mantua, a small town which was the capital of a tiny state and one of the most significant...


Robert Estienne's Influence on Lexicography

by DeWitt T. Starnes

Towering above printers of his time and their successors for many years afterward was the figure of Robert Estienne, the great French lexicographer of the sixteenth century, whose contribution to knowledge and...


Italian Renaissance, The: The Origins of Intellectual and Artistic Change Before the Reformation

by John Stephens

In this fascinating study, John Stephens inteprets the significance of the immense cultural change which took place in Italy from the time of Petrarch to the Reformation, and considers its wider contribution...


The Tudor and Stuart Town 1530 - 1688: A Reader in English Urban History

by Jonathan Barry

The Tudor and Stuart Town brings together many of the most important articles in the field of urban history.


The Early Tudor Church and Society 1485-1529

by John A F Thomson

This text surveys all aspects of the Church's structure, role and relationship with the laity in the period 1485 to 1529. The picture that emerges is far from the corruption and instability of conventional wisdom...


The War of Austrian Succession 1740-1748

by M.S Anderson

Set in motion by the disputed succession of Maria Theresa and her husband to the lands and dignities of Emperor Charles VI, this series of major conflicts (1740-48) involved far more than just the fate of the...


The Impact of Humanism on Western Europe During the Renaissance

by A. Goodman & Angus MacKay

An up-to-date synthesis of the spread and impact of humanism in Europe. A team of Renaissance scholars of international reputation including Peter Burke, Sydney Anglo, George Holmes and Geoffrey Elton, offers...


Conquest and Union: Fashioning a British State 1485-1725

by Stephen G. Ellis & Sarah Barber

The British Isles is a multi-national arena, but its history has traditionally been studied from a distinctively English -- often, indeed, London -- perspective. Now, however, the interweaving of the distinct...


Politics Under the Later Stuarts: Party Conflict in a Divided Society 1660-1715

by Tim Harris

The first major study of party conflict in England over the later Stuart period from the reign of Charles II to its culmination under Anne. Tim Harris shows how the party configuration of subsequent British...