List of Plates.
Preface and Acknowledgments to the Second Edition.
Preface and Acknowledgments to the First Edition.
1. Social Order and Tensions in Tudor England.
Great Chain of Being.
Social Order, Social Change, and the State.
Foreigners View English Society.
2. Reviving the Crown, Empowering the State: the Tudor Challenge.
Edward IV, Richard III, and the Re-Assertion of Royal Power.
Claiming the Throne: Richard III, Henry VIII, and the Pretenders.
Henry VIII and Cardinal Wolsey.
Tudor Revolutions in England, Wales, and Ireland?.
3. The Old Church Defended and Attacked.
The Old Church Remembered, Criticized, and Defended.
Henry VIII’s Great Matter.
The New Church Established.
Protestant vs. Catholic under Edward VI, Mary I, and Elizabeth I.
4. Elizabethan Worlds.
Imperial Ambitions; Geopolitical Realities.
Between Jesuits and Puritans.
5. Masterless Men and the Monstrous Regiment of Women.
Rough Music, Food Riots, and Popular Rebellions.
Good Wife, Bad Wife, Poor Wife, Witch.
Poor laws and the Reform of Popular Culture.
6. Early Stuart Church and State.
Divine Right of Kings and Ancient Constitutionalism.
Puritans and Anti-Puritans.
The Crisis of Parliaments in the 1620s.
The Personal Rule.
The Constitution Reformed or Deformed?.
7. Civil War and Revolution.
War and Reaction in the Three British Kingdoms.
Constitutional Experiments and Radical Solutions.
Radicals, Sectaries, and their Brave New World.
8. Religion, Restoration, and Revolution.
Dissenters, Catholics, and the Church of England.
Whig vs. Tory.
James II, William of Orange, and the Revolution of 1688-89.
9. Later Stuart Politics, Thought, and Society.
Revolution Settlements Debated.
The Rage of Party.
Landed Interest versus Monied Interest, and the Reformation of Ideas.
Bibliography of Online Document Archives.