Paul Cavill, "The English Parliaments of Henry VII 1485-1504"
O-rd U,..ty Pr,ess | ISBN: 0199573832 | 2009 | PDF | 313 pages | 1,11 MB
Paul Cavill offers a major reinterpretation of early Tudor constitutional history. In the grand "Whig" tradition, the parliaments of Henry VII were a disappointing retreat from the onward march towards parliamentary democracy. The king was at best indifferent and at worst hostile to parliament; its meetings were cowed and quiescent, subservient to the royal will. Yet little research has tested these assumptions.