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The Birth of the Elizabethan Age: England in the 1560s

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The Birth of the Elizabethan Age: England in the 1560s

Norman L. Jones

ISBN: 978-0-631-19932-8 October 1995 Wiley-Blackwell 316 Pages

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This is the first of a new series of books that will tell the history of early modern England from the perspective of those living at the time. Norman Jones' fascinating account details both the individual preoccupations (such as illness and famine) and the larger historical changes (such as fears over the succession and the establishment of Protestantism) which dominated life during the 1560s.
Table of Abbreviations.

Preface.

1. Prologue.

2. In the Beginning: 1559.

3. The Unsettled Settlement of Religion.

4. Protestant Discontents.

5. Catholic Confusion.

6. Marriage.

7. Royal Marriage.

8. Family Values.

9. Carpe Diem.

10. Making a Living.

11. Epilogue.

Suggestions for Further Reading.

Index.

"Norman Jones has really brought the age and its people fully to life, approaching them from all conceivable angles and in every aspect of their lives, private and public. For once we really live with the generality of Englishmen and women. At the same time, the role and actions of the ruling sort are not left out: everything is most convincingly knit together. This is a major achievement, and I especially admired the way in which the author managed to instil in the reader the joy he had in putting this book together." Sir Geoffrey Elton, Clare College, Cambridge

"His book is delightful, truly informative, and creative." The Virginia Quarterly Review

"Provocative and exciting, his treatment is nothing less than exemplary. The text is documented thoroughly and is supplemented with 15 illustrations." Choice

  • Written from the perspective of people living at the time
  • Covers a broad range of issues, from individual concerns to high politics.