Early Tudor Yorkshire
This book is a study of the county from 1485 to 1558. Kings Henry VII and VIII found Yorkshire a troublesome county, but drew forces from the shire to frequently campaign against a no less troublesome Scotland. National changes in state and church left a legacy of religious division. The grip of the Crown over its great Yorkshiremen was strengthened and governance shifted towards the centre. An emerging regional and international trade gave new rewards to graziers, mariners and merchants. Daily life for most was more ordinary and less changeful than that. If this proves difficult to discover from scanty documents, there was evident struggle, and that mixture of grandeur, disaster and joy which makes up the human condition, albeit very different to the lives that we know today.
Author: John Rushton