Reformation, Religion and Revolution in Tudor and Early Stuart England, 1500 - 1650 - Book List

This book list is very long, but it is designed to cover a long and exciting period of English history which included the Reformation, rebellions, foreign wars, attempted invasion and civil war. Please use it as a resource from which you can select those aspects of the course which particularly interest you.

1.Getting Started

Lacey, A. The English Civil War in 100 Facts
Stroud: Amberley, 2017 (Available from July)

Marshall, P. The Reformation: A Very Short Introduction
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2009

Rex, R. The Tudors
Stroud: Amberley, 2009

2. General Reading

Bindoff, S.T. Tudor England
Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1950 - with many subsequent printings!

Dickens, A. G. The English Reformation - 2nd edition
Pennsylvania: Penn State University Press, 1989

Duffy, E. Reformation Divided: Catholics, Protestants and the Conversion of England
London: Bloomsbury, 2017

Elton, G. R. Reformation Europe 1517 - 1559 - 2nd edition
Oxford: Blackwell, 1999

Fincham, K. Altars Restored: The Changing Face of English Religious Worship, 1547 - c.1700
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007

Haigh, C. English Reformations: Religion, Politics and Society under the Tudors
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1993

Heal, F. (ed) Church and Society in England: Henry VIII to James I
London: Macmillan, 1977

Horrox, R. (ed) Fifteenth-Century Attitudes: Perceptions of Society in Late Medieval England
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994

Jewel, H.M. Education in Early Modern England
Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1998

Jones, M. The King's Mother: Lady Margaret Beaufort, Countess of Richmond and Derby.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1992

MacCulloch, D. Reformation: Europe's House Divided 1490 - 1700
London: Allen Lane/Penguin, 2003

Rivers, I. Classical and Christian Ideas in Renaissance Poetry - A Student's Guide - 2nd ed.
London: Routledge, 1994

Scarisbrick, J. J. The Reformation and the English People
London: Blackwell, 1984

Williams, N. The life and Times of Henry VII
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1973

3. Early Tudors and the Reformation - Henry VII, Henry VIII and Edward VI

Bernard, G.W. The King's Reformation: Henry VIII and the Remaking of the English Church
New Haven: Yale University Press, 2005

Cunningham, S. Henry VII
Abingdon: Routledge, 2007

Duffy, E. The Stripping of the Altars: Traditional Religion in England c.1400 - 1580
London: Yale University Press, 1992

Hicks, C. The King's Glass: A Story of Tudor Power and Secret Art
London: Chatto & Windus, 2007

Knowles, D. Bare Ruined Choirs: The Dissolution of the English Monasteries
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1976

Lacey, R. The Life and Times of Henry VIII
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1972

MacCulloch, D. Tudor Church Militant: Edward VI and the Protestant Reformation
London: Penguin, 1999

Penn, T. The Winter King: The Dawn of Tudor England
London: Allen Lane, 2011

Sheils, W.J. The English Reformation 1530 - 1570
London: Longman, 1989

Starkey, D. Henry: Virtuous Prince
London: HarperPress, 2008

Starkey, D. The Reign of Henry VIII: Personalities and Politics
London: Vintage, 2002

4. Mary's Counter-Reformation

Duffy, E. Fires of Faith: Catholic England under Mary Tudor
New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009

Loades, D.M. Mary Tudor
Stroud: Amberley, 2011

Ridley, J. The Life and Times of Mary Tudor
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1973

5. Elizabeth I and the 'Settlement' of Religion

Adams, S. Leicester and the Court: Essays on Elizabethan Politics
Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2002

Borman, T. Elizabeth's Women: The Hidden Story of the Virgin Queen
London: Jonathan Cape, 2009

Collinson, P. The Elizabethan Puritan Movement
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1990

Cooper, T. A Guide to Tudor and Jacobean Portraits
London: National Portrait Gallery, 2008

Doran, S & Freeman, T. (eds.) Tudors and Stuarts on Film: Historical Perspectives
Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009

Doran, S. & Freeman, T. (eds.) The Myth of Elizabeth
Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003

Ford, E.A. Royal Portraits in Hollywood: Filming the Lives of Queens
Lexington: The University Press of Kentucky, 2009

Fraser, A. Mary, Queen of Scots
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1969

Girouard, M. Robert Smythson and the Elizabeth Country House
New Haven: Yale University Press, 1983

Gristwood, S. Elizabeth & Leicester
London: Bantam, 2007

Guy, J. (ed.) The Reign of Elizabeth I: Court and Culture in the Last Decade
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1995

Haigh, C. Elizabeth I
London: Longman, 1988

Howard, M. The Tudor Image
London: Tate Gallery, 1995

Latham, B. Elizabeth I in Film and Television: A Study of the Major Portrayals
Jefferson, NC: McFarland, 2011

MacCaffrey, W. The Shaping of the Elizabethan Regime
London: Jonathan Cape, 1974

Starkey, D. Elizabeth: Apprenticeship
London: Chatto & Windus, 2000

Strong, R. Gloriana: The Portraits of Queen Elizabeth I
London: Pimlico, 2003

Williams, N. The Life and Times of Elizabeth I
London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1972

Yates, F.A. Astraea: The Imperial Theme in the Sixteenth Century
London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1975

6. The Early Stuarts and the Causes of the English Civil War

Ashley, M. The English Civil War
Stroud: Sutton Publishing, 1990

Carlton, C. Archbishop William Laud
London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1987

Carlton, C. Charles I: The Personal Monarch
London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1983

Fincham, K. (ed) The Early Stuart Church, 1603 - 1642
Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1993

Fraser, A. King James VI of Scotland, I of England
London: Weidenfeld and Nicolson, 1994

Hearn, K. (ed) Van Dyck & Britain
London: Tate Publishing, 2009

Kilby, S. (ed) Discover the Banqueting House
Hampton Court: Historic Royal Palaces, 2011

Lacey, A. The Cult of King Charles the Martyr
Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2003

Leapman, M. Inigo: The Troubled Life of Inigo Jones, Architect of the English Renaissance
London: Review, 2003

Parry, G. Glory, Laud and Honour: The Arts of the Anglican Counter-Reformation
Woodbridge: Boydell Press, 2006

Peck, L. L. (ed) The Mental World of the Jacobean Court
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1991

Russell, C. (ed) The Origins of the English Civil War
Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1973

Sharpe, K. Politics and Ideas in Early Stuart England: Essays and Studies
London: Pinter, 1989

Sharpe, K. (ed) Culture and Politics in Early Stuart England
Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1994

Sommerville, J. P. Politics and Ideology in England 1603 - 1640
London: Longman, 1986

Tyacke, N. Anti-Calvinists: The Rise of English Arminianism c.1590 - 1640
Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1987

Veevers, E. Images of Love and Religion: Queen Henrietta Maria and Court Entertainments
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1989

Wilcher, R. The Writing of Royalism 1628 - 1660
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001

7. The King James Bible

Campbell, G. Bible: The Story of the King James Version
Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010

Nicolson, A. When God spoke English: The Making of the King James Bible
London: HarperCollins, 2003

Norton, D. The King James Bible: A Short History from Tyndale to Today
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2011

8. Websites

An online version of Pauline Gregg's King Charles I. London: Dent, 1981

'John Foxe's Acts and Monuments' A major aid to scholarship, this website contains the first four editions of the 'Book of Martyrs' published in Foxe's lifetime - namely, 1563, 1570, 1576 and 1583.

A consideration of Thomas Tallis on the BBC Music website.

A consideration of the William Byrd on the BBC Music website.

A consideration of Orlando Gibbons on the BBC Music website.

William Shakespeare from the BBC History website.

Shakespeare's London!
A brief fly-through of pre-fire London created by students at DeMontford University.

All you could ever possibly want to know about the Spanish Armada at the British Battles website.

The Spanish Armada at the National Maritime Museum.

Andrew Lacey
May 2017

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