This book explores the dilemmas of the Tudor period by looking back at the economic and social changes in England beginning in the late fourteenth century, as well as by considering the cultural
upheaval of the Reformation. This is a study of the way in which one traditional agrarian society experienced a series of overlapping crises and eventually was able to renew and reform right order. This reorganization
laid the foundations of the seaborne British Empire and led to the great migration overseas that was to make England the Mother of Parliaments.