British Consciousness and Identity
The Making of Britain, 1533-1707
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British Consciousness and Identity by Brendan Bradshaw
Book DescriptionThe historical resonances of the concept of 'Britain' for the communities of the Atlantic Archipelago in the early modern period are explored here in terms of the ideological demands made upon it. Various and competing concepts of Britishness are examined, from the Henrician legislation which united Wales with England and which created the kingdom of Ireland, to the Act of Union of the realms of England and Scotland. The chequered history of the consciousness of Britain as a polity which embraced the united kingdoms is discussed in relation to the distinctive national identities of the constituent countries, and the question of the impact of 'Britain' on English policy-making under the Tudor, Stuart and the first Hanoverian monarchs is addressed. The puzzling resistance of the Irish to assimilation in contrast to the docility of the Welsh and - eventually - of the Scots is also explored.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521893619
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 18-Dec-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Brendan Bradshaw
'And So Began the Irish Nation', Hardback (July 2015)
In this collection, the result of a lifetime's study, Brendan Bradshaw provides an insight into how concepts of 'nationalism' and 'national identity' can be understood and applied to pre-modern Ireland. Drawing upon a selection of his most provocative and pioneering essays, together with three new pieces.
Representing Ireland, Paperback (February 2010)
Essays dealing with the representation of Ireland by English Renaissance writers in the early modern period.
Humanism, Reform and the Reformation, Paperback (January 2009)
This book assembles ten special studies, each devoted to an aspect of Fisher's multifaceted career.
Irish Constitutional Revolution of the Sixteenth Century, Paperback (October 2008)» View all books by Brendan Bradshaw
Historiography has highlighted Ireland's sixteenth-century rebellions and ignored its revolution.
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