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Writing the history of parliament in Tudor and early Stuart England

Paul Cavill and Alexandra Gajda


The enduring controversy about the nature of parliament informs nearly all debates about the momentous religious, political and governmental changes in early modern England – most significantly, the character of the Reformation and the causes of the Revolution. Meanwhile, scholars of ideas have emphasised the historicist turn that shaped the period’s political culture. Religious and intellectual imperatives from the sixteenth century onwards evoked a new interest in the evolution of parliament, shaping the ways that contemporaries interpreted, legitimised and contested Church, state and politi ... More

Keywords: parliament, history, Tudor, Stuart, England, antiquarianism, Reformation, English Civil Wars, English Revolution, J. G. A. Pocock, ancient constitution

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780719099588
Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: January 2019 DOI:10.7228/manchester/9780719099588.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Cavill, editor
Lecturer in Early Modern British History at the University of Cambridge and Fellow of Pembroke College

Alexandra Gajda, editor
Associate Professor in History at the University of Oxford and John Walsh Fellow and Tutor at Jesus College