A History of England From the Tudors to the Stuarts

A History of England From the Tudors to the Stuarts

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Audiobook CD - 2003
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During the 229-year period from 1485 to 1714, England transformed itself from a minor feudal state into what has been called "the first modern society" and emerged as the wealthiest and most powerful nation in the world. Survival is one of the defining motifs of this story, as the English survived repeated epidemics and famines, one failed invasion and two successful ones, two civil wars, a series of violent religious reformations and counter-reformations, and confrontations with two of the most powerful monarchs on earth, Louis XIV of France and Philip II of Spain. But they did much more than survive. They produced a great culture, giving the world the ideas of John Locke, the plays of Shakespeare, the wit of Swift, the poetry of Milton, the buildings of Christopher Wren, the science of Isaac Newton, and the verse of the King James Bible, to name a very few. And, despite the wrongs they visited upon so many, they also left behind something else: the political principles and ideals on which we would build our nation. As you watch England's changing social, economic, religious, and political structures unfold while the Tudors and then the Stuarts establish their monarchies, you will hear the real facts behind such interesting and enduring stories as: Henry VIII's wives and his fear that a woman would rule the reigns of Henry's three children: the popular Elizabeth I, "Bloody Mary," and Edward VI James I insisting monarchy be stronger than Parliament the execution of Charles I, who dressed in his best clothes to walk to his beheading James II, who believed Britain could not live without him William III, invited by the British to invade them Queen Anne's War and her immense popularity the great and tumultuous city of London continuing religious persecution and change. Along with the rich history of England's monarchs you will also learn how the English people were born, worked, played, worshipped, fell in love, and died.
Publisher: Chantilly, VA : Teaching Co., c2003.
ISBN: 9781565856561
1565856562
Branch Call Number: DA300 .B83 2003
942.05 22
942.05
Characteristics: 6 sound discs : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook.
Additional Contributors: Teaching Company

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Professor Robert Bucholz presents a sweeping, 48-lecture course on one of the most intriguing times in modern history. England's changing social, economic, religious, and political structures unfold while first the Tudors (1485–1603) and then the Stuarts (1603–1714) establish their monarchies, and you hear the facts behind dramatic stories:

•Henry VIII's wives and his fear that a woman would rule
•The reigns of Henry's three children: Edward VI, "Bloody Mary," and popular Elizabeth I
•James I's insistence that the monarchy be stronger than Parliament
•Charles I in his best attire, walking to his own beheading
•James II believing Britain couldn't live without him
•William III, invited by the British to invade their country
•Queen Anne's War and her immense popularity
•The great, tumultuous city of London
•Continuing religious persecution and change, including the Reformation and the relationships between the royalty and the pope
•Change through the onset of the printed word
•Problems of law and order, witchcraft, the Poor Law, and the rise of Puritanism
•The blossoming of Elizabethan and Jacobean culture in art, music, and literature.

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