|CHAPTER I. THE NEW MONARCHY |
|The Renaissance not an event but a process1|
|Rebellion of the facts against the theories2|
|An active spirit of criticism4|
|The Prince of the new monarchy5|
|The new monarchy not a breach in constitutional development6|
|Contemporaries unconscious of any remarkable change7|
|The importance of the Battle of Bosworth8|
|The decision, though not the end, of a futile civil war10|
|The prestige of the Crown survived the internecine struggle12|
|Decline of the nobility13|
|Unstable basis of baronial power: lack of money15|
|Lavish expenditure of the fifth earl of Northumberland17|
|A shaken morality18|
|The position of the Church: the appearance of strength19|
|Understanding between Crown and Papacy20|
|Power of the Church sapped by indifference 21|
|Public apathy gave opportunity for a competent king22|
|The Tudor brought no theory; his success a triumph of fact23|
CHAPTER II. THE FACE OF ENGLAND
|'Descriptions' borrowed from Higden's Polychronicon25|
|England as seen by foreigners: Erasmus26|
|Polydore's description of England28|
|The Italian Relation: a description by a Venetian30|
|Descriptions by Englishmen: John Leland32|
|His professed purpose to rescue English manuscripts32|
|His suspicion of Polydore and of German 'collectors'33|
|His detailed survey of much of England34|
|The English forests34|
|Communications: roads and bridges35|
|Champaign farming and mineral wealth36|
|Few scars left by the Civil War37|
|Decay of the castles38|
|The contribution of the church to building39|
|Country towns and ports40|
|The city and its buildings43|
|The suburbs and the fields: Westminster44|
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Book title: The Earlier Tudors, 1485-1558.
Contributors: J. D. Mackie - Author.
Publisher: Clarendon Press.
Place of publication: Oxford.
Publication year: 1952.
Page number: vii.
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