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The English People at War in the Age of Henry VIII

Steven Gunn


Henry VIII fought many wars, against the French and Scots, against rebels in England and the Gaelic lords of Ireland, even against his traditional allies in the Low Countries. But how much did they really affect his subjects? And what role did Henry’s reign play in the long-term transformation of England’s military capabilities? This book searches for the answers to these questions in parish and borough account books, wills and memoirs, buildings and paintings, letters from Henry’s captains, and the notes readers wrote in their printed history books. It looks back from Henry’s reign to that of ... More

Keywords: war, Henry VIII, news, recruitment, arms, parishes, nobility, trade, national identity

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2018 Print ISBN-13: 9780198802860
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198802860.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steven Gunn, author
Professor of Early Modern History and Fellow and Tutor in History, Merton College, Oxford