Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Philip Edwards
    Pages 1-18
  3. Philip Edwards
    Pages 19-51
  4. Philip Edwards
    Pages 97-139
  5. Philip Edwards
    Pages 140-170
  6. Philip Edwards
    Pages 203-254
  7. Philip Edwards
    Pages 255-283
  8. Philip Edwards
    Pages 284-308
  9. Philip Edwards
    Pages 309-331
  10. Philip Edwards
    Pages 332-371
  11. Philip Edwards
    Pages 372-392
  12. Philip Edwards
    Pages 393-401
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 402-439

About this book


1460-1660 was a dramatic and crucially formative period in the emergence of the modern English state, language and identity. It encompassed the reigns of the last Plantagenets, the Tudors and the early Stuarts, as well as the victory of Parliament over the King in the Great Civil War and the amazing experiment of the Puritan Republic. The Making of the Modern English State traces the changes in politics and religion over the two hundred years that helped to form a new English identity. It is both an up-to-date narrative of the growth of the English state and an invaluable guide to recent historiography.


civil war growth historiography history monarchy reformation

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2001
  • Publisher Name Palgrave, London
  • Print ISBN 978-0-333-69836-5
  • Online ISBN 978-0-333-99383-5
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