The Matter of Britain: How the Tudors Adapted British Historic Tradition to Legitimise their Dynasty

dc.contributor.authorWhite, Daviden
dc.contributor.departmentHistoryen
dc.contributor.supervisorWoolf, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned2023-01-09T16:32:47Z
dc.date.available2023-01-09T16:32:47Z
dc.degree.grantorQueen's University at Kingstonen
dc.description.abstractThe subject of this paper is the relationship between the Tudors who ruled England 1485-1603 and their Welsh ancestry. The Welsh of the sixteenth century viewed themselves as Britons with a tradition dating back before Roman Britain. Recent scholarship has highlighted the ongoing importance of Welsh and British narratives in Tudor England. This thesis shows that the importance of the British past to the Tudors is not a series of isolated instances but clearly related parts of an ongoing discourse by them to legitimise their claims to authority. Whether initially with the weak genealogical claims to the throne with Henry VII, or the supremacy over the Church in England during the Reformation, or even at the end of the sixteenth century when Elizabeth I began to sponsor what would become the British Empire. The Tudors successfully applied their British pedigree to the crises of legitimacy throughout the sixteenth century and created a new concept of Britain, a Tudor Britain.en
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dc.language.isoengen
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dc.subjectBritish Historyen
dc.subjectWelsh Historyen
dc.subjectEnglish Historyen
dc.subjectBritish Islesen
dc.subjectArthurianen
dc.subjectGalfridianen
dc.subjectHistory of Memoryen
dc.subjectHistorry of Ideasen
dc.subjectPolitical Historyen
dc.subjectMythologyen
dc.subjectNationen
dc.subjectNationalismen
dc.subjectBritainen
dc.subjectEnglanden
dc.subjectWalesen
dc.subjectShakespeareen
dc.subjectHenricianen
dc.subjectElizabethanen
dc.subjectTudoren
dc.subjectEarly Modernen
dc.subjectMedievalen
dc.subjectImperialismen
dc.subjectCartographyen
dc.subjectChroniclesen
dc.titleThe Matter of Britain: How the Tudors Adapted British Historic Tradition to Legitimise their Dynastyen
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