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The Tudor Occupation of Boulogne

Conquest, Colonisation and Imperial Monarchy, 1544-1550

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In 1544, Henry VIII led the largest army then ever raised by an English monarch to invade France. This book investigates the consequences of this action by examining the devastating impact of warfare on the native population, the methods the English used to impose their rule on the region (from the use of cartography to the construction of fortifications) and the development of English of colonial rule in France. As Murphy explores the significance of this major financial and military commitment by the Tudor monarchy, he situates the developments within the wider context of English actions in Ireland and Scotland during the mid-sixteenth century. Rather than consider the plantations established in the mid-sixteenth century Ireland as the 'laboratory' for a new form of empire, this book argues that they should be viewed along with the Boulogne venture as the English crown's final attempt to establish colonies through the use of state resources alone.

Product code: 9781108472012

ISBN 9781108472012
Publisher Cambridge University Press
No. Of Pages 312
Dimensions (HxWxD in mm) H235xW158xS21
In 1544, Henry VIII led the largest army then ever raised by an English monarch to invade France. Examining the consequences of this action alongside events in Ireland and Scotland, Neil Murphy highlights the need to revise our assumptions about key aspects of Tudor history in light of Henry's actions at Boulogne.