The Earlier Tudors, 1485-1558 by John Mackie (Oxford History of England)
Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket: Good. 1992. Clarendon Press (Oxford)
Sunning to spine, else very good+ copy.
One of the Oxford History of England series, this book examines the birth of a nation-state from the death throes of the Middle Ages in North-West Europe. John D. Mackie describes the establishment of a stable monarchy by the very competent Henry VII, examines the means employed by him, and considers how far his monarchy can be described as "new." He also discusses the machinery by which the royal power was exercised and traces the effect of the concentration of lay and eccleciastical authority in the person of Wolsey, whose soaring ambition helped make possible the Caesaro-Papalism of Henry VIII.