The Emergence of a Nation State : Commonwealth of England, 1529-1660, Paperback Book

The Emergence of a Nation State : Commonwealth of England, 1529-1660 Paperback

Part of the Foundations of Modern Britain series


This famous survey has been updated to incorporate the new perspectives of the last twelve years.

The study opens with one Revolution, the Reformation, and closes with another - the Civil War of the mid-17th century and the abolition of the monarchy.

Alan Smith explores the dramatic changes during this period when the country was forged into a "nation state." Its centrepiece however, remains the extraordinary achievements of the Elizabethan and Jacobean age, and these glories are given full treatment in this masterly account.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 504 pages, maps, glossary, bibliography, index
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9780582238886

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