P. R. Cavill

in The English Parliaments of Henry VII 1485-1504

Published in print August 2009 | ISBN: 9780199573837
Published online September 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780191721878 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Historical Monographs


More Like This

Show all results sharing this subject:

  • Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)


Show Summary Details


Part I is concerned with the king and his regime. Chapter 1 examines parliament as a political event, summoned by the crown to communicate royal policies and to foster loyalty to the regime. It discusses parliament first as a venue for the public performance of government: ceremonies that took place during sessions are analysed; the king's duty of consultation is explored. Next it discusses parliament's role in addressing the problem of royal insecurity. Particular attention is paid to the legitimation of the royal title and to the consolidation of the succession. The punishment of disloyalty through acts of attainder is then discussed. The reaction in parliament to acts of attainder is considered, as is the reversal of such acts in subsequent sessions.

Keywords: political event; loyalty; ceremonies; consultation; royal title; succession; acts of attainder

Chapter.  10804 words. 

Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700)

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.