Sources[ edit ] The source for most of the English history plays, as well as for Macbeth and King Lear, is the well known Raphael Holinshed 's Chronicle of English history. Shakespeare's history plays focus on only a small part of the characters' lives, and also frequently omit significant events for dramatic purposes.
Publication history[ edit ] Hume set out at first only to write a history of England under the Stuart monarchs James I and Charles Iwhich appeared in He followed this with a second history that continued to the Revolution of With the relative success of these two volumes, Hume researched the history of earlier eras and produced a total of six volumes.
As a result, the fifth volume was the first to appear in print, inwhile the first two volumes were published last, in The complete History of England is arranged in chronological order, as follows: The history of England under the House of Tudor  Vol.
The history of Great Britain, containing the Commonwealth, and the reigns of Charles II and James II  Because of the titles of the last two volumes, the whole work has occasionally been mistakenly referred to as History of Great Britain rather than History of England. Circumstances of the work's composition[ edit ] The last Jacobite uprising of was a very recent memory, and had come close to turning the War of the Austrian Succession into a war of the British succession.
This had come as a shock to Hume. So his main concern was to legitimise the Revolution ofand forestall any future insurrection. He wanted his philosophy of Government to appeal to both Whigs and former Jacobites. Perhaps this can be best understood in his essay " Of the Original Contract ".
He was not an adherent of any party. In England, anti-Scottish prejudice was running high. Hume was a master of the internalised Scoticism,  and even wrote a booklet about how to do it. The History of England is a classic of the genre.
It helps understand Hume to re-externalise the milieu that he flourished in. The Revolution of [ edit ] He wrote of the Revolution: Thus Hume is at odds with those who argue that the British Constitution is entirely evolutionary, and did not emerge from a revolution, just like the later American and French Constitutions, and the earlier Dutch Constitution.
The source of this antinomian interpretation of British freedom can be traced in Hume's account of the revolutionary debates themselves.
William of Orange had been invited to invade by a coalition of English Whigs and Tories. To placate the latter's maxim that "the throne was never vacant", or in modern parlance the monarch never dies, the fiction was agreed that King James would be said to have abdicated.
It fell to the Scottish Parliamentary Convention, meeting a month after the English one: Hume wanted to present the UK as having a modern constitution.References and Related sites for Renaissance England.
Period Texts | Research | People | Maps | Costume | Literature | Food | Gardens | Music | Games | Swordplay. Middle English Literature: Essays and Articles. Extensive resource of textual criticism, scholarly and student essays, and articles on Medieval texts.
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Henry was a man hungry for power and willing to hurt whoever stood in his way, he proved this by his extensive history with women.
Henry Tudor, most commonly known as King Henry VIII, was born on June 28, , to mother, Elizabeth of York and father, Henry VII. Henry was born in Greenwich, London, England, at the royal Greenwich Palace.