The House of Lords

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The House of Lords

maig 17, 2022, 3:02 pm

I'm looking for recommendations on books on the House of Lords and the aristocracy during the Tudor period.

maig 17, 2022, 3:48 pm

That can be a very wide topic especially with this "and the aristocracy" tagged in there :) What exactly are you looking for - parliamentary history with focus on the House of Lords, titles history (and whose head got chopped when), something else? Who was in the House of Lords? What they did? Something else.

A few quick notes off the top of my head:

Michael A. R. Graves has published a few books about Tudor Parliaments. A lot of the G. R. Elton work also qualifies.

The House of Lords in the Middle Ages: A history of the English House of Lords to 1540 gets you to almost the end of Henry VIII's reign.

There are a few volumes of Proceedings in the Parliaments of Elizabeth I published which have data from both the Commons and the Lords...

So... depends on what you need exactly :)

maig 18, 2022, 12:30 pm

I've read Lawrences Stone's "The Crisis of the Aristocracy" and one book (forgot the name) on the Elizabethan Privy Council. Ad I have ploughed through Enoch Powell's book on the House of Lords. I'm interested in the role of the House of Lords in the shaping and implementation of policy, as well as the efforts of Tudor monarchs in controlling the upper house.

My interest in the aristocracy has to do with regional influence and power.

I do realise these two areas are extremely broad. I framed the question that way partly to spur conversation in this group as well.


nov. 8, 2023, 2:08 am

The Crisis of the Aristocracy is fascinating (be sure you’ve got the full version, not the abridged, which leaves out all the dirt), but it’s not mainly about Parliament. The classics are J.E. Neale’s books on Elizabeth I and her Parliaments - one on the Lords, and one on the Commons.
Was your Privy Council book The Elizabethan Council in the Fifteen Seventies by Pulman?

nov. 9, 2023, 1:06 pm

>4 staffordcastle: Yes it was the Pulman book, which I found fascinating. The Laurence Stone book you mentioned is a monumental tome I read some years ago. A wealth of information. I have the Neale books you mentioned but have noy yet read them.