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History of the British Isles IV: 1500 - 1700
Abbreviations
EHR English Historical Review
HJ Historical Journal
HR Historical Research
JBS Journal of British Studies
JEH Journal of Ecclesiastical History
JMH Journal of Modern History
PP Past and Present
SHR Scottish Historical Review
TRHS Transactions of the Royal Historical Society
[Please note: the following lists can be supplemented by Faculty bibliographies for the Further
Subjects on C17th English Society and Literature and Politics in Early Modern England, and the
Optional Subject on Nobility and Gentry, 1560–1660.]
The Oxford Dictionary of National Biography is an excellent resource, easily accessible online, and
contains biographies of all the major figures from this period.

Sixteenth Century
I. General Works
A) England and Britain
S. Brigden New Worlds, Lost Worlds: the Rule of the Tudors 1485–1603: New Penguin History of Britain
(2000)

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R. Britnell The Closing of the Middle Ages? England, 1471–1529 (1997)
C. Clay Economic Expansion & Social Change: England 1500–1700 2 vols (1984)
P. Collinson (ed.) The Sixteenth Century, 1485–1603 (2002)
S. Doran England and Europe in the Sixteenth Century (1999)
S. Doran & G. Richardson (eds) Tudor England and its Neighbours (2005)
G.R. Elton Reform and Reformation: 1509–1558 (1977)
J. Guy Tudor England (1988)
J. Guy The Tudors: A Very Short Introduction (2000)
J. Guy (ed.) The Tudor Monarchy (1997)
J. Morrill (ed.) The Oxford illustrated history of Tudor & Stuart Britain (1996)
A. Ryrie The age of Reformation : the Tudor and Stewart realms, 1485-1603 (2009)
J. Sharpe Early Modern England: a Social History (1987) 2nd edn. 1997
R. Tittler and N Jones (eds.) A Companion to Tudor Britain (2004)
P. Williams The Later Tudors: England 1547–1603 (1995)
A. Wood Riot, Rebellion and Popular Politics in Early Modern England (2002)
K. Wrightson Earthly Necessities (2002)

B) Ireland, Scotland and Wales
N. Canny From Reformation to Restoration: Ireland 1534–1660 (1987)
S. Connolly The Oxford Companion to Irish History (2011)

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S.G. Ellis Ireland in the Age of the Tudors, 1447–1603: English Expansion and the End of Gaelic Rule
(1998)
J.G. Jones Early Modern Wales, c.1525–1640 (1994)
C. Lennon Sixteenth-Century Ireland: the Incomplete Conquest (1994)
M. Lynch Scotland: a New History (1991)
T.M. Moody, F.X.Martin, F.J.Byrne A New History of Ireland: vol. 3, 1534–1691 (1976)
G. Williams Recovery, Reorientation and Reformation in Wales, c.1415–1642 (1987)
J. Wormald Court, Kirk and Community: Scotland 1470–1625 (1981)

C) Formation of Britain
B. Bradshaw and J. Morrill (eds.) The British Problem, c.1534–1707 (1996)
B. Bradshaw and P. Roberts (eds.) British Consciousness and Identity: the making of Britain (1998)
N.Canny Making Ireland British, 1580–1650 (2001)
S. Ellis ‘“Not Mere English” The British Perspective 1400–1650’ History Today (Dec 1988)
S. Ellis Tudor Frontiers & Noble Power: the Making of the British State (1995)
S. Ellis & S. Barber (eds.) Conquest and Union: Fashioning a British State,1485–1725 (1995)
A. Grant & K.J. Stringer (eds.) Uniting the Kingdom? The Making of British History (1995)
R.A. Mason (ed) Scotland & England (1987)
M. Nicholls A History of the Modern British Isles:1529–1603: the Two Kingdoms (1999)
J.G.A. Pocock ‘British History: a plea for a new Subject’ JMH 47 (1975)
J. Wormald ‘The Creation of Britain: multiple kingdoms or core and colonies?’ TRHS, 6th ser., 2 (1992).
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D) Sixteenth-century religion – long periods
M. Aston Faith and Fire: Popular and Unpopular Religion, 1350–1600 (1993)
M. Aston England’s Iconoclasts (1988)
P. Collinson (ed.) The Reformation in English Towns, 1500–1640 (1998)
C. Cross Church and People in England: 1450–1660 (1976)
A.G.Dickens ‘The Early Expansion of Protestantism in England’ Archiv fur Reformationgeschichte
78(1987)
E. Duffy The Stripping of the Altars: Traditional Religion in England, 1400– 1580 (1992)
E. Duffy Marking the Hours: English People and Their Prayers, 1240-1570 (2007)
C. Durston and J. Eales (eds.) The Culture of English Puritanism, 1560–1700 (1996)
C. Haigh The English Reformation Revised (1987)
C. Haigh English Reformations: Religion, Politics and Society under the Tudors (1993)
F. Heal Of Prelates and Princes: the Economic and Social Position of the Tudor Episcopate (1980)
F. Heal Reformation in Britain and Ireland (2003)
D. MacCulloch ‘England’ in A. Pettegree (ed.) The Early Reformation in Europe (1992)
C. Marsh Popular Religion in 16th century England (1998)
P. Marshall Reformation England (2003)
C. Peters Patterns of Piety: Women, Gender and Religion in Late Medieval and Reformation England
(2003)
K.V. Thomas Religion and the Decline of Magic (1971)
A. Walsham Charitable Hatred: Tolerance and Intolerance in England, 1500-1700 (2006)

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A. Walsham The Reformation of the Landscape (2011)
R. Whiting The Reformation of the English Parish Church (2010)
G. Williams Wales and the Reformation (1997)

II. Henry VII and VIII
A) Politics
J.H. Baker The Oxford History of the Laws of England. Volume VI, 1483–1558 (2003)
G. Bernard War, Taxation and Rebellion in Early Tudor England: Henry VIII, Wolsey and the Amicable
Grant of 1525 (1986)
G. Bernard ‘Elton’s Cromwell’ History 83 (1998)
S.E. Brigden ‘Popular Disturbance and the Fall of Thomas Cromwell and the Reformers’, HJ 24 (1981)
M.L. Bush ‘Tax Reform and Rebellion in early Tudor England’ History 76 (1991)
M.L. Bush The Pilgrimage of Grace (1996)
A. Cameron ‘Livery and Retaining in Henry VII’s Reign’, Renaissance and Modern Studies (1974)
S.B. Chrimes Henry VII (1972)
C. Coleman & D. Starkey (eds) Revolution Reassessed (1986)
M.M. Condon ‘Ruling Elites in the reign of Henry VII’ in C.Ross (ed.) Patronage, Pedigree and Power in
Later Medieval England (1979)
J.P.D. Cooper Propaganda and the Tudor State: Political Culture in the Westcountry (2003)
G.R. Elton Studies in Tudor and Stuart Politics and Government 3 vols (1974, 1983) [almost all the pieces
on the Henrician period are relevant, but see especially the trio on ‘Tudor Government: the
Points of Contact’ in vol. iii] + ‘Politics and the Pilgrimage of Grace’ in Studies, vol. iii

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G.R. Elton Policy and Police: the Enforcement of the Henrician Reformation (1972)
A. Fletcher and D. MacCulloch, Tudor Rebellions (5th ed., 2004)
A. Fox and J. Guy Reassessing the Henrician Age (1988)
M.A.R. Graves The Tudor Parliaments: Crown, Lords and Commons,1485–1603 (1985)
S. Gunn ‘The French Wars of Henry VIII’ in J. Black (ed.) The Origins of War in Early Modern Europe
(1987)
S. Gunn ‘Peers, Commons and Gentry in the Lincolnshire Revolt of 1536’ PP 123 (1989)
S. Gunn ‘The Courtiers of Henry VII’ EHR 108 (1993)
S. Gunn ‘Sir Thomas Lovell: a new man in a new monarchy?’, in The End of the Middle Ages, ed. J.L.
Watts (1998)
S. Gunn ‘The Structures of Politics in Early Tudor England’, TRHS 6th ser 5 (1995)
S. Gunn Early Tudor Government (1995)
S. Gunn and P.Lindley (eds.), Cardinal Wolsey: Church, State and Art (1991)
J.A. Guy The Public Career of Sir Thomas More (1980)
J.A. Guy ‘The Tudor Commonwealth: Revising Thomas Cromwell’ HJ 23 (1980)
P. Gwyn The King’s Cardinal: the Rise and Fall of Thomas Wolsey (1990)
R.W. Hoyle The Pilgrimage of Grace and the Politics of the 1530s (2001)
E.W. Ives The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn (2004)
E.W. Ives ‘The Fall of Anne Boleyn Reconsidered’ EHR 107(1992)
M. James ‘Obedience and Dissent in Henrician England’ in his Society, Politics and Culture in Early
Modern England (1986)
J.R. Lander Crown and Nobility, 1450–1509 (1976)
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J.R. Lander The Limitations of Late Medieval Monarchy (1989)
J. Loach Parliament under the Tudors (1991)
D. Luckett ‘Crown Office and Licensed Retinues in the Reign of Henry VII’ in R. Archer & S. Walker (eds),
Rulers and Ruled in Late Medieval England (1995)
D. Luckett ‘Crown Patronage & Political Morality in early Tudor England’ HER 110 (1995)
D. MacCulloch (ed.) The Reign of Henry VIII (1995)
R. McEntegart Henry VIII, the League of Schmalkalden, and the English Reformation (2002)
T.B. Pugh ‘Henry VII and the English Nobility’ in G. Bernard (ed.) The Tudor Nobility (1992)
M.L. Robertson ‘Thomas Cromwell and local government’, HJ, 32 (1989)
J.J. Scarisbrick Henry VIII (1968)
J.J. Scarisbrick ‘Cardinal Wolsey and the Commonweal’ in E.W. Ives et al.(eds) Wealth and Power in
Tudor England (1978)
R. Schofield ‘Taxation and the Political Limits of the Tudor State’ in C. Cross et al. (eds) Law and
Government under the Tudors (1988)
D. Starkey The Reign of Henry VIII: Personalities and Politics (1985)
D. Starkey ‘The Age of the Household: Politics, Society and the Arts’ in S.Medcalf (ed.) The Context of
English Literature: the Later Middle Ages (1981)
D. Starkey ‘Intimacy and Innovation: the Rise of the Privy Chamber’ in idem (ed.) The English Court from
the Wars of the Roses to the Civil War (1987)
D. Starkey ‘Court, Council & Nobility in Tudor England’ in R.Asch & A.M.Birke (eds) Princes, Patronage &
Nobility (1991)
B. Thompson (ed.) The reign of Henry VII (1995)

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B) Religion
G. Bernard The King’s Reformation: Henry VIII and the Remaking of the English Church (2005)
M. Bowker The Henrician Reformation: the Diocese of Lincoln under John Longland 1521–1547 (1981)
S. Brigden London and the Reformation (1989)
S. Brigden ‘Youth and the Reformation’ PP 95 (1982)
C. Cross ‘Monasticism and Society in the Diocese of York, 1520–1540’, TRHS 5th ser. 38 (1988)
C.S.L. Davies ‘The Pilgrimage of Grace and Popular Religion’ in A. Fletcher and J. Stevenson (eds.), Order
and Disorder in Early Modern England (1985)
R.G. Davies ‘Lollardy and Locality’, TRHS 6th ser. 1 (1991)
E. Duff The Voices of Morebath: Reformation and Rebellion in an English Village (2001)
A. Hudson The Premature Reformation: Wycliffite Texts and Lollard History (1988)
D. Knowles The Religious Orders in England vol.iii (1959)
D.MacCulloch Thomas Cranmer (1996)
P. Marshall & A. Ryrie (eds) The Beginnings of English Protestantism (2003)
G. Redworth ‘Whatever Happened to the English Reformation?’ History Today 37 (1987)
R. Rex Henry VIII and the English Reformation (1993)
R. Rex The Lollards (2002)
A. Ryrie The Gospel and Henry VIII: Evangelicals in the Early English Reformation (2003)
E.H. Shagan Popular Politics and the English Reformation (2003)
W.J. Sheils The English Reformation, 1530–1570 (1989)
R.N. Swanson Church and Society in Late Medieval England (1989)
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J.A.F. Thompson The Early Tudor Church and Society, 1485–1529 (1993)
R. Whiting The Blind Devotion of the People: Popular Religion &the English Reformation [on religious
change in South-West England] (1989)

III. Scotland: James III–V
N. Macdougall James IV (1989)
J. Cameron James V: the Personal Rule, 1528–1542 (1998)
T.I. Rae The Administration of the Scottish Frontier, 1513–1603 (1966)
A. Ryrie ‘Reform without Frontiers in the Last Years of Catholic Scotland’, EHR (2004)
M.H.B. Sanderson Cardinal of Scotland: David Beaton, c.1494–1546 (1986)
J. Wormald Lords and Men in Scotland: Bonds of Manrent, 1442–1603 (1985)
J. Wormald ‘Bloodfeud, kindred and government in early modern Scotland’ PP 87 (1980)

IV. Edward, Mary and Elizabeth
A) Politics: Edward and Mary
S. Alford Kingship and Politics in the Reign of Edward VI (2002)
B.L. Beer Rebellion and Riot: Popular Disorder in England during the Reign of Edward VI (1982)
G. Bernard ‘The Downfall of Sir Thomas Seymour’ in idem (ed.) The Tudor Nobility (1992)
C. Brady The Chief Governors: the rise & fall of Reform Government in Tudor Ireland, 1536–1588 (1994)
M.L. Bush The Government Policy of Protector Somerset (1977)
J. Cornwall The Revolt of the Peasantry, 1549 (1977)
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S. Doran (ed.) Mary Tudor: Old and New Perspectives (2011)
D.E. Hoak The King's Council in the Reign of Edward VI (1976)
D.E. Hoak ‘The King’s Privy Chamber, 1547–53’ in De Lloyd Guth and J.McKenna (eds.), Tudor Rule and
Revolution (1982)
J. Loach and R. Tittler (eds.) The Mid-Tudor Polity, ca. 1540–1560 (1980)
J. Loach Parliaments & the Crown under Mary I (1986)
J. Loach A Mid-Tudor Crisis? (1992)
J. Loach Edward VI (1999)
D.M. Loades Mary I (1989)
D.M. Loades The Mid-Tudor Crisis, 1545–1565 (1992)
D. MacCulloch ‘Kett’s Rebellion in Context’ PP 84 (1979)
G. Redworth ‘“Matters impertinent to women”: male and female monarchy under Philip and Mary’ HER
112 (1997)
J.M. Richards ‘Mary Tudor as “Sole Quene”?: gendering Tudor Monarchy’ HJ 40 (1997)
E. Russell ‘Mary Tudor and Mr Jorkins’, HR 63 (1990)
C. Skidmore Edward VI: The Lost King of England (2007)
R. Tittler The Reign of Mary I (1983)
R. Tittler and S. Battley ‘The Local Community and the Crown in 1553: the Accession of Mary Tudor
Revisited’, HR 57 (1984)
A. Whitelocke Mary Tudor: England’s First Queen (2009)
A. Wood The 1549 Rebellions and the Making of Early Modern England (2007)

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B) Politics: Elizabeth
S.L. Adams Leicester and the Court: Essays in Elizabethan Politics (2002)
S. Alford The Early Elizabethan Polity (1998)
J.D. Alsop ‘Reinterpreting the Elizabethan House of Commons: the Parliamentary Session of 1566’, JBS
29 (1990)
I. Archer ‘The London Lobbies in the Later C16th’ HJ 31 (1988)
I. Archer The Pursuit of Stability: Social Relations in Elizabethan London (1991)
P. Collinson ‘Puritans, Men of Business and Elizabethan Parliaments’ and ‘The Monarchical Republic of
Elizabeth I’ in his Elizabethan Studies (1994)
P. Collinson Elizabethans (2003)
J. Crawford Anglicizing the Government of Ireland: the Irish Privy Council & the Expansion of Tudor Rule,
1556–1578 (1993)
D.M. Dean and N.L. Jones (eds.) The Parliaments of Elizabethan England (1990)
S. Doran Monarchy & Matrimony: the Courtships of Elizabeth I (1996)
S. Doran, T.S. Freeman (ed.) The Myth of Elizabeth (2003)
S. Ellis ‘Crown, Community & Government in the English Territories’, History 71 (1988)
S. Frye Elizabeth I: the Competition for Representation (1993)
J. Guy (ed.) The Reign of Elizabeth I: Court & Culture in the last decade (1995)
H. Hackett Virgin Mother, Maiden Queen (1995)
C. Haigh Elizabeth I (2nd edn 1998)
C. Haigh (ed.) The Reign of Elizabeth I (1984)

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P. Hammer The Polarisation of Elizabethan Politics: the Political Career of Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of
Essex (1999)
P. Hammer Elizabeth's Wars: War, Government and Society in Tudor England, 1544–1604 (2003)
T.E. Hartley Elizabeth’s Parliaments: Queen, Lords and Commons 1559–1603 (1992)
R.W. Hoyle (ed.) The Estates of the English Crown, 1558–1640 (1992)
M. James 'The Concept of Order and the Northern Rising, 1569' in his Society, Politics and Culture in
Early Modern England (1986)
M. James ‘At the Crossroads of the Political Culture: the Essex Revolt of 1601’ in his Society, Politics and
Culture in Early Modern England (1986)
D.M. Loades The Tudor Court (1986)
W.T. MacCaffrey Elizabeth I (1993)
W.T. MacCaffrey ‘Place and Patronage in Elizabethan Politics’ in S.Bindoff and J. Hurstfield (eds.)
Elizabethan Government and Society (1960)
J. McDermott England and the Spanish Armada: The Necessary Quarrel (2005)
J. McDiarmid (ed) The Monarchical Republic of Early Modern England (2007)
N. Mears Queenship and Political Discourse in the Elizabethan Realms (2006)
A.N. McLaren Political Culture in the Reign of Elizabeth I: Queen and Commonwealth, 1558–1585 (1999)
H. Morgan Tyrone’s Rebellion: the Outbreak of the Nine Years War in Tudor Ireland (1993)
J.E. Neale The Elizabethan House of Commons (1963)
G. Parker The Grand Strategy of Philip II (1998) part II
A. Wall ‘Patterns of Politics in England, 1558–1625’ HJ 31 (1988)
B. Worden The Sound of Virtue: Philip Sidney’s Arcadia and Elizabethan Politics (1996)

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C) Religion: Edward, Mary and Elizabeth
J. Bossy The English Catholic Community: 1560–1830 (1975)
K. Bottigheimer ‘The Failure of the Reformation in Ireland, a Question Bien Posee’ JEH 36 (1985)
K. Bottigheimer and U. Lotz-Heuttmann ‘The Irish Reformation in European Perspective’, Archiv fur
Reformationsgeschichte 89 (1898)
N. Canny ‘Why the Reformation failed in Ireland, the Question Mal Posee’, JEH 30 (1979)
P. Collinson English Puritanism (Hist. Assoc. 1983)
P. Collinson The Elizabethan Puritan Movement (1967)
P. Collinson The Birthpangs of Protestant England (1988)
P. Collinson Godly People (1983)
J. Craig Reformation, Politics and Polemics: the Growth of Protestantism in East Anglian Market Towns,
1500–1610 (2001)
E. Duffy Fires of Faith: Catholic England under Mary Tudor (2009)
E. Duffy & D. Loades (eds) The Church of Mary Tudor (2005)
K. Firth The Apocalyptic Tradition in Reformation Britain: 1530–1649 (1979)
A.Ford ‘The Protestant Reformation in Ireland’ in C. Brady and R. Gillespie (eds) Natives and Newcomers:
essays on the Making of Irish Colonial Society 1534–1641 (1986)
E. Gilliam and W. Tighe ‘To “Run with Time”: Archbishop Whitgift, the Lambeth Articles and the Politics
of Theological Ambiguity in Late Elizabethan England’, 16th Century Journal 23 (1992)
C. Haigh ‘The Continuity of Catholicism in the English Reformation’ PP 93 (1981)
C. Haigh ‘Monopoly to Minority: Catholicism in Early Modern England’ TRHS 5th ser. 31 (1981)

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C. Haigh ‘The Taming of the Reformation: Preachers, Pastors and Parishioners in Elizabethan and Early
Stuart England’, History 85 (2000)
C. Haigh ‘Success and failure in the English Reformation’, PP 173 (2001)
W. Haugaard Elizabeth and the English Reformation (1968)
C. Hill Economic Problems of the Church from Archbishop Whitgift to the Long Parliament (1956)
E.K. Hudson ‘The Catholic Challenge to Puritan Piety, 1580–1620’, Catholic Historical Review 77 (1991)
N. Jones The English Reformation: Religion and Cultural Adaptation (2002)
P. Lake Moderate Puritans and the Elizabethan Church (1982)
P. Lake Anglicans & Puritans? Presbyterianism & English Conformist Thought from Whitgift to Hooker
(1988)
P. Lake ‘Puritan Identities’, JEH 35 (1984)
P. Lake, with Michael Questier The Antichrist’s Lewd Hat: Protestants, Papists and Players in PostReformation England (2002)
J. Loach ‘The Marian Establishment and the Printing Press’ EHR 101 (1986)
D. MacCulloch The Later Reformation in England: 1547–1603 (1990)
D. MacCulloch Tudor Church Militant: Edward VI and the Protestant Reformation (1999)
P. McGrath ‘Elizabethan Catholicism: a Reconsideration’ JEH 35 (1984)
J. Maltby Prayer Book and People in Elizabethan and Early Stuart England (1998)
T. Mayer Reginald Pole: Prince and Prophet (2000)
A. Pettegree Marian Protestantism: Six Studies (1996)
H. Porter Reformation and Reaction in Tudor Cambridge (1958)
M. Questier ‘Practical antipapistry during the reign of Elizabeth I’ JBS 36 (1997)
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M. Questier Conversion, Politics and Religion in England, 1580–1625 (1996)
P. Seaver The Puritan Lecturerships: the Politics of Religious Dissent, 1560– 1662 (1970)
W.Sheils The Puritans in the Diocese of Peterborough, 1558–1611 (1979)
N.Tyacke ‘Popular Puritan Mentality in late Elizabethan England’ in P.Clark, A.Smith & N.Tyacke (eds)
The English Commonwealth, 1547–1640 (1979)
A.Walsham Church Papists: Catholicism, Conformity and Confessional Polemic in Early Modern England
(1993)
A Walsham Providence in Early Modern England (1999)

V. Scotland: Mary & James VI
A) Politics
K.M. Brown Bloodfeud in Scotland, 1573–1625 (1986)
J.E.A. Dawson The Politics of Religion in the Age of Mary Queen of Scots (2002)
G. Donaldson All the Queen’s Men (1983)
G.Donaldson ‘The legal profession in Scottish Society in the 16th and 17th centuries’ Juridical Review,
n.s.21 (1976)
J. Goodare The Government of Scotland 1560–1625 (2004)
J. Goodare State and Society in early modern Scotland (1999)
J. Goodare & M. Lynch (eds) The Reign of James VI (2000)
J. Guy My Heart Is My Own: The Life of Mary, Queen of Scots (2004)
M. Lynch (ed) Mary Stewart: Queen in Three Kingdoms (1988)

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M. Lynch ‘Queen Mary’s Triumph: the baptismal celebrations at Stirling in December 1566’ SHR 69
(1990)
M.H. Merriman The Rough Wooings: Mary Queen of Scots, 1542–1551 (2000)
P.E. Ritchie Mary of Guise in Scotland, 1548–1560: a Political Career (2002)
J. Wormald Mary Queen of Scots: a study in Failure (1987)

B) Religion
F.D.Bargett Scotland Reformed: the Reformation in Angus and the Mearns (1989)
I.B. Cowan The Scottish Reformation (1982)
J. Dawson The Politics of Religion in the Age of Mary, Queen of Scots (2002)
G. Donaldson The Scottish Reformation (1960)
G. Donaldson Scottish Church History (1985)
J. Kirk Patterns of Reform: Continuity & Change in the Reformation Kirk (1989)
M. Lee Jr ‘James VI and the revival of episcopacy in Scotland, 1596–1600’ Church History 43 (1974)
M. Lynch Edinburgh & the Reformation (1981)
A.R. MacDonald The Jacobean Kirk, 1567–1625 (1998)
N. Macdougall (ed) Church, Politics & Society (1983)
D. McRoberts (ed) Essays on the Scottish Reformation (1962)
G. Marshall Presbyteries & Profits: Calvinism & the development of capitalism in Scotland, 1569–1707
(1980)
R.A. Mason ‘“Usable Pasts”: history & identity in Reformation Scotland’ SHR 76 (1977)

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R.A. Mason (ed.) John Knox and the British Reformations (1998)
D.G. Mullan Episcopacy in Scotland: the history of an idea, 1560–1638 (1986)
M. Todd The Culture of Protestantism in Early Modern Scotland (2002)

VI. Economy and Society in Early Modern Britain
A) General Economic, Population, and Price Rise
R. Finlay Population and Metropolis: The Demography of London 1580–1650 (1981)
A.J.S. Gibson and T.C. Smout Prices, Food & Wages in Scotland, 1550–1780 (1994)
R.Gillespie The Transformation of the Irish Economy (1991)
J. Hatcher, ‘Understanding the Population History of England, 1450-1750’, P&P (2003)
R.A.Houston and I.D.Whyte (eds) Scottish Society, 1500–1800 (1989)
R.A.Houston The Population History of Britain and Ireland 1500–1750 (1992)
P.Laslett The World we Have Lost: Further Explored (1983)
R.Mitchison and P. Roebuck (eds) Economy & Society in Scotland & Ireland, 1500–1939 (1988)
R.Outhwaite Inflation in Tudor and Early Stuart England (2nd ed. 1982)
K. Wrightson Earthly Necessities: Economic Lives in Early Modern Britain (2000)
E.A.Wrigley and R.S.Schofield, The Population History of England 1541–1871 (1981)

B) Agriculture, Trade and Industry
K.R.Andrews Trade, Plunder and Settlement: Maritime Enterprise and the Genesis of the British Empire,
1480–1630 (1984)
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P.Bowden The Wool Trade in Tudor and Stuart England (1962)
E. Kerridge, Agrarian Problems in the Sixteenth Century and After (1969)
M.Overton, Agricultural Revolution in England: the Transformation of the Agrarian Economy, 1500-1850
(Cambridge, 1996)
D. Palliser, 'Tawney’s Century: Brave New World or Malthusian trap?’, EcHR, 2nd Ser., 35 (1982)
R.H.Tawney The Agrarian Problem of the Sixteenth Century (new ed. with intro., 1967)
J.Thirsk (ed.) Agrarian History of England and Wales: vol 4: 1500–1640 (1967) vol 5: 1640–1750 (1979)
J.Thirsk Economic Policies and Projects (1978)
J.Thirsk The Rural Economy of England (1984)
I.D.Whyte Agriculture and Society in 17th Century Scotland (1979)

C) Local and Urban Studies
A.L. Beier and R. Finlay (eds) London 1500–1700: the Making of a Metropolis (1986)
P. Borsay The English Urban Renaissance: Culture and Society in the Provincial Town 1660–1770 (1989)
R.A. Butlin (ed.) The Development of the Irish Town (1977)
P. Clark & P. Slack (eds) English Towns in Transition, 1500–1700 (1976)
M. James Family, Lineage and Civil Society [on Durham] (1974)
M. Lynch The Early Modern Town in Scotland (1987)
D.M. Palliser Tudor York (1979)
C. Phythian-Adams Desolation of a City: Coventry and the Urban Crisis of the Late Middle Ages (1979)
S. Rappaport Worlds within Worlds: Structures of Life in 16th Century London (1989)
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M. Spufford Contrasting Communities [Cambridgeshire villages] (1974)
M.H.B. Sanderson Scottish Rural Society in the 16th century (1982)
K. Wrightson and M. Levine, Poverty and Piety in an English Village [Terling in Essex] (2nd edn, 1995)

D) Family, Status and Social Structure
S. Amussen An Ordered Society: Gender and Class in Early Modern England (1988)
S. Amussen ‘Gender, Family & the Social Order, 1560–1725’ in A.J. Fletcher and J. Stevenson (eds.),
Order and Disorder in Early Modern England (1995).
J.Barry and C.Brooks (eds.), The Middling Sort of People (1994)
M. Chaytor ‘Household and Kinship in Ryton in the late 16th and early 17th Centuries’ History Workshop
(1980)
D. Cressy ‘Describing the Social Order of Elizabethan and Stuart England’Literature and History 3(1976)
A. Fletcher Gender, Sex and Subordination in Early Modern England (1995)
A. Fletcher and J. Stevenson (eds.), Order and Disorder in Early Modern England (1985)
J. Goody and J. Thirsk(eds.), Family and Inheritance: Rural Society in Western Europe, 1200–1800 (1976)
L. Gowing Domestic Dangers: Women, Words and Sex in Early Modern London (1996)
P. Griffiths Youth and Authority: Formative Experiences (1996)
A. Haynes Sex in Elizabethan England (1997)
F. Heal and C. Holmes, The Gentry in England and Wales: 1500–1700 (1994)
R. Houbrooke Death, Religion and the Family in England, 1480–1750 (1998)
M. Ingram Church Courts, Sex and Marriage in England 1570–1640 (1987)

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A. Laurence Women in England 1500–1760: a social history (1994)
A. Macfarlane Love and Marriage in England: 1300–1800 (1986)
S. Mendelson and P.Crawford, Women in Early Modern England (1998)
R.B.Outhwaite (ed.) Marriage and Society: Studies in the Social History of Marriage (1981)
M.Prior(ed.) Women in English Society: 1500–1800 (1985)
M.Spufford ‘Puritanism & Social Control?’ in A. Fletcher and J. Stevenson (eds.), Order and Disorder in
Early Modern England (1985).
L.Stone Family, Sex and Marriage in England: 1500–1800 (1977)
L. Stone and J. Stone An Open Elite? England 1540–1880 (1984)
K.V. Thomas ‘Age and Authority in Early Modern England’, Proc. of British Academy, 62
A. Wall ‘Elizabethan Precept and Feminine Practice: the Thynne Family of Longleat’ History 75 (1992)
K.Wrightson ‘The Social Order of Early Modern England’ in L. Bonfield and R.B. Smith (eds) The World
We Have Gained (1986)

E) Crime, Witchcraft, and Poverty
A.L.Beier Masterless Men: the Vagrancy Problem in England, 1560–1640 (1985)
I. Bostridge Witchcraft and Its Transformations c.1650-c.1750 (1997)
J.S.Cockburn (ed.) Crime in England, 1550–1800 (1977)
M. Gaskill ‘“The Devil in the Shape of a Man”: witchcraft, conflict & belief in Jacobean England’ HR 71
(1998)
M. Gaskill ‘Reporting Murder: Fiction in the Archives in early modern England’ Social History 23 (1998)
M. Gaskill Crime and Mentalities in Early Modern England (2000)
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J. Goodare The Scottish Witch-hunt in context (2002)
A. Gregory ‘Witchcraft, Politics and “Good Neighbourhood” in Early Modern Rye’ PP 133 (1991)
F. Heal Hospitality in Early Modern England (1990)
C. Herrup ‘Law and Morality in C17th England' PP 106 (1985)
C. Herrup The Common Peace: Participation & the Criminal Law in Early Modern England (1987)
S. Hindle On the Parish? The micropolitics of poor relief in rural England (2004)
C. Holmes ‘Popular Culture? Witches, Magistrates and Divines in Early Modern England’ in S.L.Kaplan
(ed.) Understanding Popular Culture (1984)
C. Holmes ‘Women, Witches and Witnesses’ PP 140(1993)
W.K. Jordan Philanthropy in England, 1480–1660 (1959)
J. Kermode and G. Walker (eds.), Women, Crime and the Courts in Early Modern England (1995)
C. Larner Enemies of God: The Witch-Hunt in Scotland (1983)
C. Larner Witchcraft and Religion (1984)
P. Laslett ‘Family, Kinship and the Collectivity as Systems of Support in Preindustrial Europe; a
Consideration of the “Nuclear Hardship” Hypothesis’, Continuity and Change, 3 (1988)
K. Lindley ‘Riot Prevention & Control in Early Stuart London’ TRHS 5th ser. 33 (1983)
M. Macdonald Witchcraft and Hysteria in Elizabethan London: Edward Jordan and the Mary Glover Case
(1990)
A. Macfarlane Witchcraft in Tudor and Stuart England (1970)
J.F. Pound Poverty and Vagrancy in Tudor England (1971)
J. Sharpe Crime in Early Modern England 1500–1750 (1984)
J. Sharpe Instruments of Darkness (1996)
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P. Slack Poverty and Policy in Tudor and Stuart England (1988)
P. Slack The Impact of Plague in Tudor and Stuart England (1985)
P. Slack ‘Dearth and Social Policy in Early Modern England’ Social History of Medicine 5 (1992)
P.Slack From Reformation to Improvement: Public Welfare in Early Modern England (1999)
L. Stone ‘Interpersonal Violence in English Society 1300–1980’ PP 101 (1983)
K.V. Thomas Religion and the Decline of Magic (1971)
T. Wales ‘Poverty, Poor Relief and the Life-cycle: Some Evidence from Seventeenth-century Norfolk’, in
R. Smith (ed.), Land, Kinship and Life-cycle (1986)
J. Walter and R. Schofield (eds.) Famine, Disease and the Social Order in Early Modern Society (1989)

F) Popular Culture and Revolt
P. Burke Popular Culture in Early Modern Europe (1976)
D. Cressy Bonfire and Bells: National Memory and the Protestant Calendar in Elizabethan and Stuart
England (1989)
D. Cressy Birth, Marriage & Death: ritual, religion & the life cycle in Tudor & Stuart England (1997)
D. Cressy Travesties and transgressions in Tudor and Stuart England (2000)
C.S.L. Davies ‘Popular Religion in the Pilgrimage of Grace’ in A. Fletcher and J. Stevenson (eds.), Order
and Disorder in Early Modern England (1995).
A. Fox ‘Rumour, News & Popular Political Opinion in Elizabethan & Early Stuart England’ HJ 40 (1997)
A. Fox Oral and Literate Culture in England, 1500–1700 (2000)
T.Harris (ed.) Popular Culture in England, 1500–1850 (1995)
T. Harris (ed.) The Politics of the Excluded, c.1500–1850 (2001)
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C.Holmes ‘Drainers and Fenmen: the Problem of Popular Political Culture in the C17th’ in VI D 7
R. Hutton The Rise and Fall of Merry England (1994)
R.B.Manning Village Revolts: social protest & popular dissent in England, 1509– 1640 (1988)
M.Power ‘London & the Control of the “Crisis” of the 1590s’ History 70 (1985)
B.Reay (ed.) Popular Culture in C17th England (1985)
B.Sharp In Contempt of All Authority: Rural Artisans & Riot in the West of England, 1586–1660 (1980)
P.Slack (ed.) Rebellion, Popular Protest and the Social Order (1984)
D. Underdown Revel, Riot and Rebellion: Popular Politics & Culture in England, 1603–1660 [Dorset,
Somerset & Wilts](1985)
J. Walter ‘“A Rising of the People?” The Oxfordshire Rising of 1596’ PP 60 (1973)
A. Wood The Politics of Social Conflict: the Peak Country 1520–1770 (1999)
A. Wood Riot, Rebellion and Popular Politics in Early Modern England (2002)
K.Wrightson and J.Walter ‘Dearth and the Social Order in Early Modern England’ PP 71 (1976)

G) Education, Literacy and Popular Belief
A. Cambers Godly reading: print, manuscript, and puritanism in England, 1580- 1720 (2011)
D.Cressy Literacy and the Social Order: Reading and Writing in Tudor and Stuart England (1980)
R.Houston Literacy in Early Modern Europe (1988)
R. Houston Scottish Literacy & the Scottish Identity (1985)
H.Kearney Scholars and Gentlemen (1970)
T. Laqueur ‘Cultural Origins of Popular Literacy in England, 1500–1850’ Oxford Rev. of Education (1976)
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R. O'Day Education and Society 1500–1800 (1982)
J. Simon Education and Society in Tudor England (1967)
M. Spufford Small Books and Pleasant Histories (1981)
M. Spufford (ed.) The World of Rural Dissenters, 1520–1725 (1995)
L. Stone ‘The Educational Revolution, 1560–1640’ PP 28 (1964)
K.V. Thomas Rule and Misrule in the Schools of Early Modern England (1976)
K.V.Thomas ‘Numeracy in Early Modern England’ TRHS 5th ser. 37 (1987)
K.V. Thomas ‘The Meaning of Literacy in Early Modern England’ in G. Baumann (ed) The Written Word.
Literacy in Transition (1986)
T.Watt Cheap Print and Popular Piety, 1550–1640 (1991)
C. Webster The Great Instauration: Science, Medicine & Reform, 1626–1660 (1975)

H) The Court and Cultural Change (for literature see the Literature and Politics further subject
bibliography)
S. Anglo Spectacle, Pageantry and Early Tudor Policy (1969 / 1997)
S. Anglo Images of Tudor Kingship (1992)
J.W. Binns Intellectual Culture in Elizabethan and Jacobean England (1990)
N. Cooper Houses of the Gentry 1480–1680 (1999)
P. Croft (ed.) Patronage, Culture and Power: the early Cecils (2002)
M. Dowling Humanism in the Age of Henry VIII (1986)
S. Foister Holbein and England (2004)

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M. Howard The Early Tudor Country House (1987)
D. Howarth Lord Arundel and his Circle (1985)
D. Howarth (ed) Art and Patronage in the Caroline Courts (1993)
D. Howarth Images of Rule: Art and Politics in the English Renaissance (1997)
J.N. King Tudor Royal Iconography (1989)
P. Le Huray Music and the Reformation in England 1549–1660 (1978)
J. McConica (ed.) History of the University of Oxford: the Collegiate University (1986)
K. Sharpe Selling the Tudor Monarchy: Authority and Image in Sixteenth- Century England (2009)
R.M. Smuts Culture and Power in England 1585–1685 (1999)
R. Strong The Cult of Elizabeth (1977 / 1999)
R. Strong Henry, Prince of Wales and England’s Lost Renaissance (1986 / 2000)
D.R. Starkey (ed) Henry VIII: a European Court in England (1991)
D.R. Starkey, S. Doran (ed) Elizabeth (2003)
S. Thurley The Royal Palaces of Tudor England (1993)
N. Tyacke (ed.) History of the University of Oxford: the Seventeenth Century (1997)
A. Wells-Cole Art and Decoration in Elizabethan and Jacobean England (1997)
J. Woolfson (ed) Reassessing Tudor Humanism (2002)

Seventeenth Century
VII. General Works

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A) England
G.R. Aylmer The Struggle for the Constitution, 1603–1689 (1986)
B. Coward The Stuart Age: England 1603–1714 (2nd ed. 1994)
B. Coward (ed.) A Companion to Stuart Britain (2003)
D. Hirst England in Conflict,1603–1660 (1999)
M. Kishlansky A Monarchy Transformed: Britain 1603–1714 (1996)
J. Scott England’s Troubles: Seventeenth-Century English Political Instability in European Context (2000)
D.L. Smith A History of the Modern British Isles: the Double Crown (1998)
D.L. Smith The Stuart Parliaments, 1603–89 (1999)
J. Wormald (ed.) The Seventeenth Century (2008)

B) Formation of Britain
R.G.Asch (ed) Three Nations – A Common History? England, Scotland, Ireland & British History c.1600–
1920 (1992)
K.M.Brown Kingdom or Province? Scotland & the Regal Union,1603–1715 (1992)
G. Burgess (ed.) The New British History (1999)
N. Canny (ed.) The Oxford History of the British Empire, vol. 1: British Overseas Enterprise to the close of
the seventeenth century (1998)
N. Canny Making Ireland British, 1550–1650 (2001)
N.Cuddy ‘Anglo-Scottish Union & the Court of James I’ TRHS 5th ser. 39 (1989)
B. Galloway The Union of England & Scotland, 1603–1608 (1986)

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B. Levack The Formation of the British State: 1603–1714 (1987)
A.I. MacInnes & J. Ohlmeyer (eds), The Stuart Kingdoms in the 17th century: Awkward Neighbours
(2002)
R. Mason (ed) Scots & Britons: Scottish Political Thought & the Union of 1603 (1994)
J. Morrill(ed.) The Scottish National Covenant in its British Context (1991)
J. Morrill ‘A British Patriarchy? Ecclesiastical Imperialism under the Early Stuarts’ in A.Fletcher and
P.Roberts (eds) Religion, Culture and Society in Early Modern Britain (1994)
D. Stevenson ‘Cromwell, Scotland and Ireland’ in J. Morrill (ed.), Reactions to the English Civil War,
1642–1649 (1982)

C) Ireland, Scotland and Wales (pre-Civil War)
T.C. Barnard and J. Fenlon (eds.), The Dukes of Ormonde, 1610–1745 (2000)
K.M. Brown ‘Aristocracy, Anglicisation, & the Court, 1603–1638’ HJ 36 (1993)
K.M. Brown ‘Aristocratic finances & the origins of the Scottish Revolution’ HER 54 (1989)
A. Capern ‘The Caroline Church: James Ussher and the Irish Dimension’ HJ 39 (1996)
P. Donald An Uncounselled King: Charles I & the Scottish Troubles, 1637–41 (1990)
W.R. Foster The Church before the Covenants (1975)
J. Goodare The Government of Scotland 1560-1625 (2004)
H.F. Kearney Strafford in Ireland, 1633–41 (2nd edn. 1989)
M. Lee Jr Government by Pen: Scotland under James VI and I (1980)
M. Lee Jr Great Britain’s Solomon: James VI amd I in his Three Kingdoms (1990)
M. Lee Jr The Road to Revolution. Scotland under Charles I (1985)
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M. Lee Jr ‘Scotland & the general crisis of the 17th century’ SHR 93 (1984)
A.I. MacInnes Charles I and the Making of the Covenanting Movement, 1625–1641 (1991)
W. Makey The Church of the Covenant, 1637–1651 (1979)
R. Mitchison Lordship to Patronage: Scotland, 1603–1745 (1983)
J.Ohlmeyer, Civil War and restoration in Three Stuart Kingdoms (1993)
D. Stevenson The Scottish Revolution, 1637–1644 (1977)
D. Stevenson ‘The King’s Scottish Revenues & the Covenanters, 1625–51’ HJ 17 (1974)
D. Stevenson Alistair Mac Colla and the Highland Problem of the 17th century (1980)
W.S.K. Thomas Stuart Wales,1603–1714 (1988)

VIII. James VI and I and Charles I
A) Politics
R. Ashton The City and the Court, 1603–42 (1979)
A. Bellany The Politics of Court Scandal in Early Modern England (2002)
M.J. Braddick The Nerves of State: Taxation and the Financing of the English State, 1558–1714 (1996)
G. Burgess The Politics of the Ancient Constitution (1992)
G. Burgess Absolute Monarchy & the Stuart Constitution (1996)
N. Carlin, The causes of the English Civil War (1999)
T. Cogswell The Blessed Revolution: English Politics & the Coming of War, 1621– 24 (1989)
T. Cogswell ‘Foreign Policy & Parliament: the case of La Rochelle’ EHR (1984)

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T. Cogswell ‘A low road to extinction? Supply and redress of grievances in the parliaments of the 1620s’,
HJ, 33 (1990)
L. Cope Politics without Parliament (1987)
P. Croft King James (2003)
P. Croft ‘Libels, popular literacy and public opinion in early modern England’ HR 68 (1995)
P. Croft ‘The reputation of Robert Cecil: libels, political opinion and popular awareness in the early 17th
century’ TRHS 6th ser. 1 (1991)
P. Croft, ‘Fresh Light on Bates’s Case’ HJ 30 (1987)
N. Cuddy ‘The revival of the entourage: the Bedchamber of James I, 1603–25’ in Starkey (ed.) The
English Court from the Wars of the Roses to the Civil War (1987)
R. Cust ‘Charles I, the Privy Council, & the Parliament of 1628’ TRHS 6th ser. 2 (1993)
R.Cust ‘Was There an Alternative to the Personal Rule? Charles I, the Privy Council and the Parliament of
1629’ History (2005)
R. Cust, P. Lake, T.Cogswell (eds), Politics, religion and popularity in early Stuart Britain (2002)
R. Cust Charles I: a Political Life (2005)
R. Cust and A.Hughes (eds.), Conflict in Early Stuart England (1989)
J. Daly ‘The idea of absolutism in 17th-Century England’ HJ 21 (1978)
C. Hibbard Charles I and the Popish Plot (1983)
D. Hirst Representatives of the People? (1975)
C. Holmes ‘Parliament, Liberty, Taxation and Property’ in J.H.Hexter [ed.], Parliament and Liberty from
the reign of Elizabeth to the English Civil War (1992)
A. Hughes The Causes of the English Civil War (2nd edn., 1998)

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M. Kishlansky Parliamentary Selection: Social & Political Choice in Early Modern England (1986)
M.Kishlansky ‘Charles I: a case of mistaken identity’ PP 189 (2005)
K. Kupperman Providence Island 1630-1641: The Other Puritan Colony (1994)
P. Lake and K. Sharpe (eds.), Culture and Politics in Early Stuart England (1993)
J. Merritt (ed) The Political World of Thomas Wentworth, First Earl of Strafford (1996)
J. Morrill The nature of the English Revolution (1993)
J. Morrill ‘The Causes of the British Civil Wars’ JEH (1992)
L.L. Peck Court Patronage and Corruption in Early Stuart England (1990)
L.L. Peck (ed.) The Mental World of the Jacobean Court (1991)
J.G.A. Pocock The Ancient Constitution and the Feudal Law (2nd edn.1987)
J. Richards ‘“His Nowe Majestie” and the English Monarchy: the Kingship of Charles I before 1640’ PP
113(1986)
C. Russell ‘Parliamentary History in Perspective, 1604–29’ History 61(1976)
C. Russell Parliaments and English Politics: 1621–1629 (1979)
C. Russell ‘Why did Charles I call the Long Parliament in 1640?’ History 69 (1984)
C. Russell The Causes of the English Civil War (1990)
C. Russell ‘The British Problem and the English Civil War’ History 72 (1987)
C. Russell ‘The Scottish Party in English Parliaments, 1640–1642’ HR 68 (1993)
C. Russell ‘The British Background to the Irish Rebellion of 1641’ HR 63(1988)
K. Sharpe (ed.) Faction and Parliament (1978)
K. Sharpe ‘The Personal Rule of Charles I’ in H. Tomlinson (ed) Before the English Civil War (1983)
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K. Sharpe ‘Private Conscience & Public Duty in the Writings of Charles I’ HJ 40 (1997)
K. Sharpe ‘The image of virtue: the court & household of Charles I’ in D. Starkey (ed.), English Court from
the Wars of the Roses to the Civil War (1987)
M. Smuts Court Culture and the Origins of a Royalist Tradition in Early Stuart England (1987)
J. Somerville Politics and Ideology in England: 1603–1640 (1986) re-issued as Royalists and Patriots
(1999)
D. Underdown A Freeborn People: Politics and the Nation in C17th England (1996)
J. Wormald ‘James VI and I: two kings or one?’ History 68 (1983)

B) Religion
G. Bernard ‘The English Reformation: 1529–ca.1640’ History 75 (1990)
J. Coffey Persecution and Toleration in Protestant England, 1558–1689
D.Como ‘Blown by the Spirit’: Puritanism and the emergence of an Antinomian Underground in Pre-Civil
War England (2004)
G. Donaldson The Making of the Scottish Prayer Book of 1637 (1954)
K. Fincham Prelate as Pastor: The Episcopate of James I (1990)
K. Fincham (ed.) The Early Stuart Church, 1603–1642 (1993)
K. Fincham and P. Lake, ‘The Ecclesiastical Policy of King James I’ JBS 24(1985)
A. Foster The Church of England 1570–1640 (1994)
C. Hill Society and Puritanism in Pre-Revolutionary England (1964)
A. Hunt ‘A Jacobean consensus? The religious policy of James VI & I’ Seventeenth Century 17 (2002)
A. Hunt The Art of Hearing: English Preachers and their Audiences, 1590- 1640 (2010)
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P. Lake; M. Questier The Anti-Christ’s Lewd Hat (2002)
P. Lake; M. Questier Conformity and Orthodoxy in the English Church (2000)
P .Lake ‘Calvinism and the English Church: 1570–1635’ PP 114 (1987)
P. Lake ‘Laudians and the Argument from Authority’ in B.Kunze & D.Brautigam (eds.) Court, Country and
Culture (1992)
P. Lake ‘“A charitable Christian hatred”: the godly & their enemies in the 1630s’ in C.Durston; J.Eales
(eds), The Culture of English Puritanism (1996)
W. Lamont Godly Rule (1969)
W. Lamont Puritanism and Historical Controversy (1996)
J. Maltby Prayer Book and People in Elizabethan and early Stuart England (1998)
A. Milton ‘The creation of Laudianism: a new approach’ in Cust; Lake; Cogswell; (eds), Politics, Religion
and popularity in early Stuart Britain (2002)
A. Milton Catholic and Reformed: Roman and Protestant Churches in English Protestant thought, 1600–
1640 (1994)
M. Questier ‘The Politics of Religious Conformity & the Accession of James I’ HR 71 (1998)
J. Raymond Pamphlets and pamphleteering in early Modern Britain (2003)
K. Sharpe ‘Archbishop Laud’ History Today 33 (1983)
H. Trevor-Roper ‘Laudianism and political power’, in his Catholics, Anglicans, and Puritans (1987)
N. Tyacke Anti-Calvinists (1987)
N. Tyacke ‘Arminianism, Puritanism and Counter-revolution’ in C. Russell(ed.) The Origins of the English
Civil War (1973) or R. Cust and A. Hughes (ed.), The English Civil War (1997).
P. White ‘The Rise of Arminianism Reconsidered’ PP 101(1983)

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C) Centre and Localities, 1600–1660
M.J. Braddick Parliamentary Taxation in C17th England (1994)
T. Cogswell Home Divisions: Aristocracy, the State and Provincial Conflict (1998) [on Leics.]
R. Cust ‘News & politics in early 17th century England’ PP 112 (1986) or R. Cust & A. Hughes (eds) The
English Civil War (1997)
AJ. Evans Seventeenth century Norwich: Politics,Religion & Government, 1620– 90 (1979)
A. Everitt The Community of Kent and the Great Rebellion (1966)
A. Fletcher Reform in the Provinces: the Government of Stuart England (1986)
S. Hollings ‘Court Patronage, county governors & early Stuart Parliaments’ Parergon ns. 6 (1988)
C. Holmes 'The County Community in Stuart Historiography’ JBS 19(1980) or R. Cust and A. Hughes (eds.)
The English Civil War (1997)
C. Holmes Seventeenth-Century Lincolnshire (1988)
A. Hughes Politics Society and Civil War in Warwickshire (1987)
J. Morrill Revolt in the Provinces: the English People and the Tragedies of War (1999)
K. Sharpe ‘Crown, Parliament & Locality’ EHR 101(1986)
M. Stoyle Loyalty and Locality: Popular Allegiance in Devon during the English Civil War (1994)
M. Stoyle ‘English Nationalism, Celtic Particularism and the English Civil War’, Historical Journal (2000)

X. Civil War and Interregnum
A) Politics
J.S.A. Adamson ‘The Baronial Context of the English Civil War’ TRHS 5th ser.40 (1990) or R. Cust and A.
Hughes (eds) The English Civil War (1997)
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J.S.A. Adamson ‘Politics & the Nobility in Civil War England’ HJ 34 (1991)
J.S.A. Adamson The Noble Revolt (2007)
J.S.A. Adamson (ed) The English Civil War: Conflict and Contexts 1640-1649 (2008)
G. Aylmer The Levellers in the English Revolution (1986)
G. Aylmer Rebellion or Revolution? England 1640–1660 (1986)
G. Aylmer (ed.) The Interregnum (1972)
T.C. Barnard Cromwellian Ireland (2000)
G. Burgess, 'Was the English Civil War a War of Religion?', Huntington Library Quarterly 61 (1999).
P. Crawford, ‘Charles Stuart, that man of blood’, Journal of British Studies (1977)
R. Cust and A. Hughes (eds.), The English Civil War (1997)
F. Dow Cromwellian Scotland (1979)
I. Gentles The New Model Army (1992)
I. Gentles Oliver Cromwell: God’s warrior and the English Revolution (2011)
R.Gillespie ‘The end of an era: Ulster & the Irish Rebellion of 1641’ in Gillespie & Brady (eds) Natives and
Newcomers: essays on the Making of Irish Colonial Society, 1534–1641 (1986)
C.Holmes Why was Charles I Executed? (2006)
A. Hughes ‘The King, Parliament and the Localities during the English Civil War’ JBS 24 (1985) or R. Cust
& A. Hughes (eds) The English Civil War (1997)
R. Hutton The Royalist War Effort (1982)
R. Hutton The British Republic,1649–1660 (1990)
S. Kelsey Inventing a Republic: the political culture of the English Commonwealth (1997)

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S. Kelsey ‘The trial of Charles I’ EHR 118 (2003)
M. Kishlansky The Rise of the New Model Army (1979)
M. Kishlansky ‘The emergence of adversarial politics in the Long Parliament’ JMH 49 (1977) or R. Cust
and A. Hughes (eds.) The English Civil War (1997)
P. Little Lord Broghill and the Cromwellian Union with Ireland and Scotland (2004)
J. McElligott and D Smith (ed) Royalists and royalism during the English Civil Wars (2007)
M. Mendle ‘The Ship Money Case, The Case of Shipmony, and the Development of Henry Parker's
Parliamentary Absolutism,’ HJ (1989)
J. Morrill(ed.) Reactions to the English Civil War, 1642–1649 (1982)
J. Morrill The Nature of the English Revolution (1993)
J. Morrill (ed.) Oliver Cromwell and the English Revolution (1990)
J.Ohlmeyer (ed.) Ireland from Independence to Occupation, 1641–1660 (1995)
J. Peacey Politicians and Pamphleteers: Propaganda during the English Civil Wars and Interregnum
(2004)
J. Peacey (ed.) The regicides and the execution of Charles I (2001)
S. Pincus Protestantism and patriotism (1996)
J. Raymond The Invention of the Newspaper: English Newsbooks 1641–1649 (1996)
D. Scott Politics and War in the Three Stuart Kingdoms 1637-1649 (2003)
E. Shagan ‘Constructing Discord: Ideology, Propaganda, and English Responses to the Irish Rebellion of
1641,’ Journal of British Studies (1997)
D. Stevenson Revolution and Counter-Revolution in Scotland, 1644–1651 (1977)
M. Stoyle Soldiers and Strangers: an Ethnic History of the English Civil War (2005)

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R. Tuck Philosophy and Government 1572-1651 (1993) chapter 6
D. Underdown Pride’s Purge (1971)
D. Underdown ‘The Problem of Popular Allegiance in the English Civil War’, TRHS 5th ser 31 (1981)
T. Venning Cromwellian Foreign Policy (1995)
A. Woolrych Britain in Revolution, 1625–1660 (2002)
A.B. Worden The Rump Parliament (1975)

B) Religion and the Sects
B. Capp The Fifth Monarchy Men (1972)
R. Clifton ‘The Popular Fear of Catholics during the English Revolution’ PP 52 (1971)
J.C. Davis Fear, Myth & History (1986) [and the debate on the Ranters in PP 140 1993]
C. Hill The World Turned Upside Down (1972)
D. Hirst ‘The Failure of Godly Rule in the English Republic’ PP 132 (1991)
J.Maltby ‘The good old way: Prayer Book Protestantism in the 1640s and 1650s’ Studies in Church
History 38 (2004)
J. Morrill ‘The Religious Context of the English Civil War’ TRHS 5th ser.34(1984) or in R. Cust and A.
Hughes (eds.) The English Civil War (1997)
J. Morrill ‘The Church in England, 1642–9’ in Morrill (ed.), The nature of the English Revolution (1993)
S. Mortimer Reason and Religion in the English Revolution (2010)
K. Peters Print Culture and early Quakers (2005)
B. Reay ‘The Quakers, 1659, and the Restoration of Monarchy’ History 63 (1978)

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B.Reay and J.F.Macgregor (eds.) Radical Religion in the English Civil War (1984)
B. Worden 'Toleration and the Cromwellian Protectorate' in W.J. Sheils (ed) Persecution and Toleration:
Studies in Church History 21 (1984)

X. The Restoration to 1700
A. Textbooks and outline coverage
T. Claydon Europe and the making of England, 1660-1760 (2007)
L.K.J. Glassey (ed.) The Reigns of Charles II and James VII & II (1997)
T. Harris Politics under the Later Stuarts. Party conflict in a divided society, 1660–1715 (1993)
T. Harris Restoration. Charles II and His Kingdoms, 1660–1685 (2005)
T. Harris Revolution. The Great Crisis of the British Monarchy, 1685–1720 (2006)
G. Holmes (ed.) Britain after the Glorious Revolution 1689–1714 (1969)
J. Hoppit A Land of Liberty? England 1689–1727 (2000)
J.R. Jones (ed.) The Restored Monarchy 1660–1688 (1979)
N. Keeble The Restoration. England in the 1660s (2002)
J. Miller After the Civil Wars. English politics and government in the reign of Charles II (2002)
G. Southcombe and G. Tapsell Restoration Politics, Religion and Culture (2010)
J. Spurr England in the 1670s: ‘this masquerading age’ (2000)
C. Rose England in the 1690s. Revolution, religion, and war (1999)
P. Seaward The Restoration, 1660–1688 (1991)

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B. Politics
Albion, 25 (1993) – special issue on Jonathan Scott’s views on ‘party’; and on J.H. Plumb’s views about
‘political stability’
R.A. Beddard (ed.) The Revolutions of 1688 (1991)
R.A. Beddard ‘Tory Oxford’, and ‘James II and the Catholic Challenge’, in N. Tyacke (ed.), The History of
the University of Oxford: IV, Seventeenth- Century Oxford (1997)
J. Brewer The Sinews of Power: war, money, and the English state, 1688–1783 (1989)
C. Chandaman The English Public Revenue, 1660–1688 (1975)
J. Childs The Army, James II, and the Glorious Revolution (1980)
J. Childs ‘1688’, History, 73 (1988)
T. Claydon William III and the Glorious Revolution (1996)
E. Cruickshanks (ed.) By Force of By Default? The Revolution of 1688–1689 (1989)
E. Cruickshanks (ed.) The Stuart courts (2000)
G. De Krey A Fractured Society. The Politics of London in the First Age of Party, 1688–1715 (1985)
G. De Krey London and the Restoration, 1659–1683 (2005)
L.K.J. Glassey Politics and the Appointment of Justices of the Peace, 1675–1720 (1979)
R.L. Greaves Enemies under his feet: radicals & non-conformists in Britain, 1664– 1677 (1990)
T. Harris London Crowds in the Reign of Charles II (1987)
D. Hayton ‘Moral reform and country politics in the late seventeenth-century House of Commons’, P&P,
128 (1990), 48–91
D. Hayton The House of Commons, 1690–1715 (2002), vol. 1, intro.

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D. Hirst ‘The conciliatoriness of the Cavalier Commons reconsidered’, Parliamentary History, 6 (1987),
221–35
A. Houston and S. Pincus (ed.) A Nation Transformed. England after the Restoration (2001)
R. Hutton The Restoration: 1658–1667 (1985)
R. Hutton Charles II. King of England, Scotland, and Ireland (1989)
J. Israel (ed.) The Anglo-Dutch Moment. Essays on the Glorious Revolution and its World Impact (1991)
D.W. Jones War and economy in the age of William III and Marlborough (1988)
J.R. Jones Charles II: Royal Politician (1987)
J.P. Kenyon Revolution Principles. The politics of party, 1689–1720 (1977)
M. Knights Politics and Opinion in Crisis, 1678–81 (1994)
M. Knights Representation and Misrepresentation in Later Stuart Britain. Partisanship and political
culture (2004)
J. Malcolm ‘Charles II and the Re-construction of Royal Power’ HJ 35 (1992)
A.I. McInnes ‘When was the English Revolution?’, History, 67 (1982)
J. Miller ‘Charles II and his parliaments’, TRHS, 5th ser., 32 (1982)
J. Miller ‘The potential for absolutism in late 17th-century England’, History, 69 (1984)
J. Miller ‘The crown and the borough charters’, E.H.R., 100 (1985)
J. Miller Charles II (1991)
M. Mullett James II & English Politics (1993)
S. Pincus 1688: The First Modern Revolution (2009)
J. Raymond Pamphlets and Pamphleteering in Early Modern England (2003), ch. 8

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L. Schwoerer (ed.) The Revolution of 1688–1689 (1992)
L.Schwoerer The Declaration of Rights, 1689 (1981)
J. Scott Algernon Sidney and the Restoration Crisis, 1677–83 (1991)
J. Scott England’s troubles. Seventeenth-century English political instability in European context (2000)
J. Scott Commonwealth Principles. Republican writing of the English Revolution (2005), esp. chs. 15–16
P.Seaward The Restoration, 1660–1688 (1991)
P. Seaward The Cavalier Parliament and the Restoration of the Old Regime (1989)
W.A. Speck Reluctant Revolutionaries (1989)
A. Swatland The House of Lords in the Reign of Charles II (1996)
J. Western Monarchy and Revolution. The English state in the 1680s (1972)
A. Williams Poetry and the Creation of a Whig Literary Culture, 1681–1714 (2005)

C. Religion
R.A. Beddard ‘Restoration Oxford and the Remaking of the Protestant Establishment’, in N. Tyacke (ed.),
The History of the University of Oxford: IV, Seventeenth-century Oxford
A. Davies The Quakers in English Society 1655–1725 (2000)
G. De Krey ‘The First Restoration Crisis: Conscience and Coercion in London, 1667–1672’, Albion, 25
(1993), 565–80
G. De Krey ‘Reformation in the Restoration Crisis, 1679–1682’, in D. Hamilton and R. Strier (eds.),
Religion, Literature, and Politics in Post- Reformation England (1996)
M. Goldie and J. Spurr ‘Politics and the Restoration parish: Edward Fowler and the struggle for St Giles
Cripplegate’, EHR, 109 (1994), 572–96

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I. Green The Re-establishment of the Church of England: 1660–1663 (1978)
O. Grell, J. Israel, and N. Tyacke (eds.) From Persecution to Toleration: The Glorious Revolution and
Religion in England (1991)
T. Harris, P. Seaward, and M. Goldie (eds.) The Politics of Religion in Restoration England (1990)
N. Keeble The Literary Culture of Nonconformity in Later Seventeenth-Century England (1987)
J. Miller Popery and Politics in England, 1660–1688 (1973)
J. Rose Godly Kingship in Restoration England (2011)
J. Spurr ‘“Latitudinarianism” and the Restoration church’, HJ, 31 (1988), 61–82
J. Spurr ‘The Church of England, comprehension and the Toleration Act of 1689’, EHR, 104:413 (1989),
927–46
J. Spurr The Restoration Church of England (1991)
J. Spurr ‘From Puritanism to dissent, 1660–1700’, in C. Durston and J. Eales (eds.), The culture of English
Puritanism, 1560–1700 (1996)

D. English local studies
P. Challinor ‘Restoration and exclusion in the county of Cheshire’, Bulletin of the John Rylands University
Library of Manchester, 64 (1982), 360–85
A. Coleby Central Government and the Localities: Hampshire 1649–89 (1987)
G. Forster ‘Government in Provincial England under the later Stuarts’, TRHS, 5th ser., 33 (1983)
P. Gauci Politics and Society in Great Yarmouth, 1660–1722 (1996)
C. Lee ‘“Fanatic magistrates”: religious and political conflict in three Kent boroughs, 1680–1684’, HJ, 35
(1992), 43–61

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P. Norrey ‘The Restoration Regime in Action: the relationship between central and local government in
Dorset, Somerset and Wiltshire, 1660–1678’, HJ, 31 (1988)
J. Rosenheim ‘County governance and elite withdrawal in Norfolk, 1660–1720’, in A. Beier, D. Cannadine
and J. Rosenheim (ed.) The First modern society: essays in English history in honour of Lawrence
Stone (1989), pp. 95–125
J. Rosenheim The emergence of a ruling order: English landed society, 1650–1750 (1998)
V.L. Stater Noble Government: The Stuart Lord Lieutenancy & the Transformation of English Politics
(1994)
J. Smai ‘Local politics in restoration England: religion, culture and politics in Oliver Heywood's Halifax’, in
M. McClendon, J. Ward, and M. MacDonald (eds.), Protestant identities : religion, society, and
selffashioning in post-Reformation England (1999)

E. Scotland, Ireland, and Wales
NB. See also the relevant essays in the collections of essays edited by Beddard, Cruickshanks, Israel, and
Schwoerer (noted above) on 1688.
T. Barnard ‘Scotland and Ireland in the later Stewart monarchy’, in S. Ellis and S. Barber (eds.), Conquest
and Union: Fashioning a British State 1485–1725 (1995)
T. Barnard ‘The Viceregal Court in Later Seventeenth-Century Ireland’, in E. Cruickshanks (ed.), The
Stuart courts (2000)
T. Barnard A New Anatomy of Ireland. The Irish Protestants, 1649–1770 (2003)
K. Bottigheimer ‘The Restoration Land Settlement in Ireland: A Structural View’, I.H.S., 24 (1984–5)
K. Brown Kingdom or province? Scotland and the regal union, 1603–1715 (1992)
K. Brown ‘The vanishing emperor: British kingship and its decline, 1603–1707’, in R. Mason (ed.), Scots
and Britons : Scottish political thought and the union of 1603 (1994), pp. 58–87

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K. Brown and A. Mann (eds.) The history of the Scottish Parliament: Vol. 2 Parliament and politics in
Scotland, 1567–1707 (2005)
J. Buckroyd Church and State in Scotland, 1660–81 (1980)
J. Buckroyd ‘Anti-clericalism in Scotland during the Restoration’, in N. MacDougall (ed.), Church, politics
and society: Scotland 1408–1929 (1983)
T. Claydon ‘“British” history in the post-revolutionary world 1690–1715’, in G. Burgess (ed.), The new
British history : founding a modern state 1603– 1715 (1999)
S. Connolly Religion, Law and Power. The Making of Protestant Ireland 1660– 1760 (1992)
I. Cowan The Scottish Covenanters, 1660–1688 (1976)
D. Dickson New Foundations: Ireland 1660–1800 (2nd edn., 2000)
M. Goldie ‘Divergence and Union: Scotland and England, 1660–1707’, in B. Bradshaw and J. Morrill
(eds.), The British Problem, c. 1534–1707 (1996)
D. Hayton Ruling Ireland 1685–1742: politics, politicians and parties (2004)
C. Jackson ‘Restoration to Revolution: 1660–1690’, in G. Burgess (ed.), The New British History: founding
a modern state, 1603–1715 (1999)
C. Jackson Restoration Scotland, 1660–1690: Royalist Politics, Religion, and Ideas (2003)
G. Jenkins Protestant dissenters in Wales, 1639–1689 (1992)
P. Jenkins ‘Between two revolutions: Wales 1642–1780’, in G. Jones and D. Smith (eds.), The people of
Wales (1999), pp. 83–110
R. Lee ‘Retreat from Revolution: the Scottish Parliament and the Restored Monarchy’, in J. Young (ed.),
Celtic Dimensions of the British Civil Wars (1997)
A.I. McInnes ‘The first Scottish tories’ SHR 68 (1988)
A. Macinnes ‘Repression and Conciliation: The Highland Dimension 1660–1688’, SHR, 65 (1986)

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J. Miller ‘The earl of Tyrconnell and James II’s Irish policy’, HJ, 20 (1977)
J. Smyth ‘The communities of Ireland and the British state, 1660–1707’, in B. Bradshaw and J. Morrill
(eds.), The British Problem c. 1534–1707 (1996)
D. Szechi and D. Hayton John Bull’s Other Kingdoms: the government of Scotland and Ireland’, in C.
Jones (ed.), Britain in the First Age of Party 1680–1750 (1987)

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