This book provides an overview of the rule of the Tudor monarchs Henry VII, Henry VIII, Edward VI, Mary Tudor, and Elizabeth I. In particular it analyzes the changing role of the English monarchy in government and its impact on society from the reign of Edward VI to the death of Elizabeth I. Topics covered include relations among England and the rest of the British Isles and Europe, domestic policy and the influence of the Church.
1. The monarchy; 2. The background: the Houses of York and Lancaster; 3. Henry VII, 1485-1509; 4. Henry VIII, 1509-1547; 5. Edward VI, 1547-1553; 6. Mary Tudor, 1553-1558; 7. Elizabeth 1, 1558-1603: part 1; 8. Elizabeth 1, 1558-1603: part 2; Conclusion; Select bibliography; Chronology; Index.