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battle of the Spurs

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — British History.

1513.

In 1513 Henry VIII began his second campaign against France, in alliance with the emperor, and laid siege to the town of Thérouanne. On 16 August a French cavalry force,...

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battle of Zutphen

Overview page. Subjects: British History — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

1586.

During the Netherlands War of Independence, Elizabeth I sent troops under the earl of Leicester to aid the rebels. In 1586 they laid siege to Zutphen, defended by a Spanish...

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Book of Homilies

Overview page. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700) — British History.

Published soon after the accession of Edward VI, though written five years before, the Book of Homilies contained twelve sermons composed by some of the leading reformers of the English ...

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3 Britannia sancta: Catholicism, Counter‐Reformation, and the Landscape

Alexandra Walsham.

in The Reformation of the Landscape

February 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); British History; Social and Cultural History. 34420 words.

This chapter considers how the landscape was implicated in Roman Catholicism’s struggle to resist the attempts of the Tudor and Stuart state to eradicate it. It describes how the...

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Catherine Parr

Overview page. Subjects: British History — Early Modern History (1500 to 1700).

(1512–48),

6th queen of Henry VIII. Daughter of Sir Thomas Parr of Kendal, Catherine was well educated with protestant sympathies. She was 31 and had been twice married when she...

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The Civil Wars

in Stuart Britain

August 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); British History. 3122 words.

‘The Civil Wars’ shows the country's gradual drift into the First Civil War. Parliament's victory came not through military factors — both sides professionalized their armies — but because...

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Commonwealth and Protectorate

John Morrill.

in Stuart Britain

August 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); British History. 1693 words.

‘Commonwealth and Protectorate’ argues that government during this period was something of a paradox, attempting societal and constitutional innovation, whilst securing the legal system,...

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Conclusion

Alexandra Walsham.

in The Reformation of the Landscape

February 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); British History; Social and Cultural History. 5541 words.

The conclusion uses the history of a Carmarthenshire holy well to restate the themes of the main chapters of the book. It re-emphasizes the way in which the Protestant and Catholic...

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The Early Stuarts

in Stuart Britain

August 2000; p ublished online September 2013 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); British History. 5460 words.

‘The Early Stuarts’ argues that Civil War seemed a remote prospect under James I. He was a visionary monarch whose ambitions as a Christian king failed and whose personal affairs caused...

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5 God's Great Book in Folio: Providence, Science, and the Natural Environment

Alexandra Walsham.

in The Reformation of the Landscape

February 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Chapter. Subjects: History of Religion; Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); British History; Social and Cultural History. 28630 words.

This chapter considers the evolving relationship between religion and natural philosophy in the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries. It explores how the theology of creation and providence...

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