The Earlier Tudors, 1485-1558

The Earlier Tudors, 1485-1558

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This classic volume in the renowned Oxford History of England series examines the birth of a nation-state from the death throes of the Middle Ages in North-West Europe. John D. Mackie describes the establishment of a stable monarchy by the very competent Henry VII, examines the means employed by him, and considers how far his monarchy can be described as qnew.q He also discusses the machinery by which the royal power was exercised and traces the effect of the concentration of lay and eccleciastical authority in the person of Wolsey, whose soaring ambition helped make possible the Caesaro-Papalism of Henry VIII.John Duncan Mackie ... The fees of the London watermen were fixed by parliament, 1 and the prices to be charged for the repair of bridges were definitely established. ... who were to appoint searchers.4 The mayor of London and the master of the tallow-chandlers were authorized to search out and punish vendors of impureanbsp;...

Title:The Earlier Tudors, 1485-1558
Author: John Duncan Mackie
Publisher:Oxford University Press - 1952

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