Pirates, Traitors, and Apostates

Renegade Identities in Early Modern English Writing


Author: Laurie Ellinghausen

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1487515790

Category: History

Page: 220

View: 8968

Examining tales of notorious figures in Renaissance England, including the mercenary Thomas Stukeley, the Barbary corsair John Ward, and the wandering adventurers the Sherley brothers, Laurie Ellinghausen sheds new light on the construction of the early modern renegade and its depiction in English prose, poetry, and drama during a period of capitalist expansion. Unlike previous scholarship which has focused heavily on positioning rogue behaviour within the dialogue of race, gender, religion, and nationalism, Pirates, Traitors, and Apostates: Renegade Identities in Early Modern England shows how domestic issues of class and occupation exerted a major influence on representations of renegades, and heightened their appeal to the diverse audiences of early modern England. By looking at renegade tales from this perspective, Ellinghausen reveals a renegade, who, despite being stigmatized as an outsider, becomes a major profiteer during the period of early expansion, and ultimately a key figure in the creation of a national English identity.

If I Lose Mine Honour, I Lose Myself

Honour among the Early Modern English Elite


Author: Courtney Thomas

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 1487512740

Category: History

Page: 320

View: 2810

Moving beyond the preoccupation of honour and its associations with violence and sexual reputation, Courtney Thomas offers an intriguing investigation of honour’s social meanings amongst early modern elites in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England. If I Lose Mine Honour I Lose Myself reveals honour’s complex role as a representational strategy amongst the aristocracy. Thomas’ erudite and detailed investigation of multi-generational family papers as well as legal records and prescriptive sources develops a fuller picture of how the concept of honour was employed, often in contradictory ways in daily life. Whether considering economic matters, marriage arrangements, supervision of servants, household management, mediation, or political engagement, Thomas argues that while honour was invoked as a structuring principle of social life its meanings were diffuse and varied. Paradoxically, it is the malleability of honour that made it such an enduring social value with very real meaning for early modern men and women.

England on Edge

Crisis and Revolution 1640-1642


Author: David Cressy

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199280908

Category: History

Page: 446

View: 2198

England on Edge traces the collapse of the government of Charles I, the disintegration of the established church, and the accompanying cultural panic that led to civil war. Focused on the years 1640 to 1642, it examines social and religious turmoil and the emergence of an unrestrained popular press. Hundreds of people not normally seen in historical surveys make appearances here, in a drama much larger than the struggle of king and parliament.

A Star Chamber Court in Ireland

The Court of Castle Chamber, 1571-1641


Author: Jon G. Crawford

Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd


Category: History

Page: 655

View: 9032

Jon Crawford follows his Anglicizing the government of Ireland (1993) with this meticulous and comprehensive account of the workings of the tribunal that was the exact equivalent of its English counterpart â?? Star Chamber. The varying fortunes of the court under successive Irish chief governors from Henry Sidney down to Thomas Wentworth are examined in detail, the political context in all instances being carefully explained and shrewdly analysed. The volume is enhanced by a transcript of the surviving entry book. Further appendices treat of manuscript sources in Trinity College Dublin, not previously published, which help to fill in the lacunae in coverage of the courtâ??s activities after 1620. This is a major contribution to our understanding of governance in Ireland under Elizabeth I and her two successors.

Martial Power and Elizabethan Political Culture

Military Men in England and Ireland, 1558-1594


Author: Rory Rapple

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521843537

Category: History

Page: 332

View: 5187

Examines the careers and political thinking of Elizabethan martial men, whose military ambitions were thwarted by a quietist foreign policy.

Elizabeth I and Ireland


Author: Brendan Kane,Valerie McGowan-Doyle

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 131619468X

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 2480

The last generation has seen a veritable revolution in scholarly work on Elizabeth I, on Ireland, and on the colonial aspects of the literary productions that typically served to link the two. It is now commonly accepted that Elizabeth was a much more active and activist figure than an older scholarship allowed. Gaelic elites are acknowledged to have had close interactions with the crown and continental powers; Ireland itself has been shown to have occupied a greater place in Tudor political calculations than previously thought. Literary masterpieces of the age are recognised for their imperial and colonial entanglements. Elizabeth I and Ireland is the first collection fully to connect these recent scholarly advances. Bringing together Irish and English historians, and literary scholars of both vernacular languages, this is the first sustained consideration of the roles played by Elizabeth and by the Irish in shaping relations between the realms.

The British Problem c-1534-1707

State Formation in the Atlantic Archipelago


Author: Brendan Bradshaw,John Stephen Morrill

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349247316

Category: Constitutional history

Page: 344

View: 4856

Part of the "Problems in Focus" series of historical studies, this title looks at the various religious, social, political and cultural "problems" which occured in English history from 1534 to 1707.

Emotion in the Tudor Court

Literature, History, and Early Modern Feeling


Author: Bradley J. Irish

Publisher: Northwestern University Press

ISBN: 0810136414

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 232

View: 3029

Deploying literary analysis, theories of emotion from the sciences and humanities, and an archival account of Tudor history, Emotion in the Tudor Court examines how literature both reflects and constructs the emotional dynamics of life in the Renaissance court. In it, Bradley J. Irish argues that emotionality is a foundational framework through which historical subjects embody and engage their world, and thus can serve as a fundamental lens of social and textual analysis. Spanning the sixteenth century, Emotion in the Tudor Court explores Cardinal Thomas Wolsey and Henrician satire; Henry Howard, Earl of Surrey, and elegy; Sir Philip Sidney and Elizabethan pageantry; and Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, and factional literature. It demonstrates how the dynamics of disgust,envy, rejection, and dread, as they are understood in the modern affective sciences, can be seen to guide literary production in the early modern court. By combining Renaissance concepts of emotion with modern research in the social and natural sciences, Emotion in the Tudor Court takes a transdisciplinary approach to yield fascinating and robust ways to illuminate both literary studies and cultural history.

Scotland Re-formed, 1488-1587


Author: Jane Dawson

Publisher: Edinburgh University Press

ISBN: 0748628444

Category: History

Page: 400

View: 4886

From the death of James III to the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots, Jane Dawson tells story of Scotland from the perspective of its regions and of individual Scots, as well as incorporating the view from the royal court. Scotland Re-formed shows how the country was re-formed as the relationship between church and crown changed, with these two institutions converging, merging and diverging, thereby permanently altering the nature of Scottish governance. Society was also transformed, especially by the feuars, new landholders who became the backbone of rural Scotland. The Reformation Crisis of 1559-60 brought the establishment of a Protestant Kirk, an institution influencing the lives of Scots for many centuries, and a diplomatic revolution that discarded the 'auld alliance' and locked Scotland's future into the British Isles.Although the disappearance of the pre-Reformation church left a patronage deficit with disastrous effects for Scottish music and art, new forms of cultural expression arose that

The Cambridge History of Ireland: Volume 2, 1550–1730


Author: Jane Ohlmeyer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1108651054

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 2646

This volume offers fresh perspectives on the political, military, religious, social, cultural, intellectual, economic, and environmental history of early modern Ireland and situates these discussions in global and comparative contexts. The opening chapters focus on 'Politics' and 'Religion and War' and offer a chronological narrative, informed by the re-interpretation of new archives. The remaining chapters are more thematic, with chapters on 'Society', 'Culture', and 'Economy and Environment', and often respond to wider methodologies and historiographical debates. Interdisciplinary cross-pollination - between, on the one hand, history and, on the other, disciplines like anthropology, archaeology, geography, computer science, literature and gender and environmental studies - informs many of the chapters. The volume offers a range of new departures by a generation of scholars who explain in a refreshing and accessible manner how and why people acted as they did in the transformative and tumultuous years between 1550 and 1730.

Dublin and the Pale in the Renaissance



Author: Michael Potterton,Thomas Herron

Publisher: Four Courts PressLtd

ISBN: 9781846822834

Category: History

Page: 447

View: 6859

Following the acclaimed volume Ireland in the Renaissance, c.1540-1660 (2007) by the same editors, this multi-disciplinary collection in history, art history, literature, and archaeology takes a wide look at the region of the English Pale in Ireland - and the concept of the Pale itself - during the early modern period. The subjects covered include: the archaeological traces of Pale fortifications * hidden houses at Athy, Co. Kildare, and Carstown, Co. Louth * the Gaelic Irish of east Leinster and their countrymen at the London court * gardens * music * powerful Geraldine women * the classical and political pretentions of the 'Old English' literary community * church settlement * a new interpretation of the Earl of Strafford's daunting pile at Jigginstown near Naas, Co. Kildare * and more.

Earthly Necessities

Economic Lives in Early Modern Britain


Author: Keith Wrightson

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 9780300094121

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 372

View: 7317

Wrightson describes the basic institutions and relationships of economic life in Britain, tracing the processes of change, and examines how these changes affect men, women, and children of all ages. Illustrations.

Macht der Schrift

politischer Biblizismus in Schottland und England zwischen Reformation und Bürgerkrieg (1534-1642)


Author: Andreas Pečar

Publisher: Oldenbourg Wissenschaftsverlag


Category: Bible and politics

Page: 487

View: 3496

Nach der Reformation wurde in England und Schottland mit der Bibel und ihren Texten Politik gemacht. Andreas Pecar fuhrt vor, wie der politische Biblizismus sowohl zur Legitimitatssteigerung der Monarchie Verwendung fand, als auch von zahlreichen Kritikern dazu genutzt wurde, die Legitimitat der Politik der Stuartkonige Jakob VI./I. und Karl I. in Frage zu stellen und damit den Ausbruch des englischen Burgerkrieges zu begunstigen.

Treason and the State

Law, Politics and Ideology in the English Civil War


Author: D. Alan Orr

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139439459

Category: History

Page: N.A

View: 3872

This study traces the transition of treason from a personal crime against the monarch to a modern crime against the impersonal state. It consists of four highly detailed case studies of major state treason trials in England beginning with that of Thomas Wentworth, first Earl of Strafford, in the spring of 1641 and ending with that of Charles Stuart, King of England, in January 1649. The book examines how these trials constituted practical contexts in which ideas of statehood and public authority legitimated courses of political action that might ordinarily be considered unlawful - or at least not within the compass of the foundational statute of Edward III. The ensuing narrative reveals how the events of the 1640s in England challenged existing conceptions of treason as a personal crime against the king, his family and his servants, and pushed the ascendant parliamentarian faction towards embracing an impersonal conception of the state that perceived public authority as completely independent of any individual or group.

William Perkins and the Making of a Protestant England


Author: W. B. Patterson

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 019968152X

Category: Religion

Page: 265

View: 6661

William Perkins and the Making of Protestant England presents a new interpretation of the theology and historical significance of William Perkins (1558-1602), a prominent Cambridge scholar and teacher during the reign of Queen Elizabeth I. Though often described as a Puritan, W. B. Patterson argues that Perkins was in fact a prominent and effective apologist for the established church whose contributions to English religious thought had an immense influence on an English Protestant culture that endured well into modern times. The English Reformation is shown to be a part of the European-wide Reformation, and Perkins himself a leading Reformed theologian. In A Reformed Catholike (1597), Perkins distinguished the theology upheld in the English Church from that of the Roman Catholic Church, while at the same time showing the considerable extent to which the two churches shared common concerns. His books dealt extensively with the nature of salvation and the need to follow a moral way of life. Perkins wrote pioneering works on conscience and "practical divinity". In The Arte of Prophecying (1607), he provided preachers with a guidebook to the study of the Bible and their oral presentation of its teachings. He dealt boldly and in down-to-earth terms with the need to achieve social justice in an era of severe economic distress. Perkins is shown to have been instrumental to the making of a Protestant England, and to have contributed significantly to the development of the religious culture not only of Britain but also of a broad range of countries on the Continent.

The Family in Early Modern England


Author: Helen Berry,Elizabeth Foyster

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521858763

Category: History

Page: 244

View: 9193

2007 assessment of the most important research published in the past three decades on the English family.

Crisis of the 17th century


Author: Hugh Redwald Trevor-Roper

Publisher: Liberty Fund Inc.


Category: History

Page: 451

View: 1966

The Crisis of the Seventeenth Century collects nine essays by Trevor-Roper on the themes of religion, the Reformation, and social change. The Civil War, the Restoration, and the Glorious Revolution in England laid the institutional and intellectual foundations of the modern understanding of liberty. Trevor-Roper's essays uncover new pathways to understanding this seminal time. In his longest essay, "The European Witch-craze of the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries, " Trevor-Roper points out that "In England the most active phase of witch-hunting coincided with times of Puritan pressure--the reign of Queen Elizabeth and the period of the civil wars--and some very fanciful theories have been built on this coincidence. But...the persecution of witches in England was trivial compared with the experience of the Continent and of Scotland. Therefore...[one must examine] the craze as a whole, throughout Europe, and [seek] to relate its rise, frequency, and decline to the general intellectual and social movements of the time...." Neither Catholic nor Protestant emerges unscathed from the examination to which Trevor-Roper subjects the era in which, from political and religious causes, the identification and extirpation of witches was a central event.