Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Diarmaid MacCulloch
    Pages 1-11
  3. Richard Hoyle
    Pages 75-99
  4. David Potter
    Pages 101-133
  5. Diarmaid MacCulloch
    Pages 159-180
  6. Seymour Baker House
    Pages 181-201
  7. Robert Whiting
    Pages 203-226
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 227-313

About this book


This collection of essays by leading scholars and researchers in early Tudor studies provides an up-to-date discussion of the politics, policy and piety of Henry VIII's reign. It explores such areas as the reform of central and local government, foreign policy, relations between leading politicians, life at Court, Henry's first divorce and the break with Rome, literature and the government's exploitation of it, and the growth of evangelical religion in Henry's England. Particular consideration is given to the controversies which have arisen about the reign among modern historians, and there is an effort to assess the personality of Henry himself.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Diarmaid MacCulloch
    • 1
  1. 1.Totterdown, BristolUK

About the editors

DIARMAID MACCULLOCH has held Research Fellowships from Churchill College, Cambridge, and the Leverhulme and Wingate Trusts. He lectures in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies in Bristol University and also writes and lectures independently.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Reign of Henry VIII
  • Book Subtitle Politics, Policy and Piety
  • Authors Diarmaid MacCulloch
  • Series Title Problems in Focus Series
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Macmillan Publishers Limited 1995
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection History (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-333-57856-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-0-333-57857-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-349-24214-6
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VII, 256
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Previously published under the imprint Palgrave
  • Topics History of Britain and Ireland
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