This volume covers English history from the emergence of the Tudor dynasty during the War of the Roses through to the death of Elizabeth I. It combines an up-to-date text on the lives of the Tudor monarchs, and the events and issues of the period. It is a companion volume to the European history of that same period, "Years of Renewal: European History 1470-1600".
The book features
discussion points with documentary, historiographical and essay-writing exercises
a full-colour section provides the basis for a source exercise on royal portraits
and, in addition to detailed political coverage, sections are incorporated on popular and elite culture, Tudor rebellions and the frontier regions of the North, Wales and Ireland.