This second edition has been thoroughly updated to take into account the latest historical research. The text does not assume prior knowledge and examines the central issues of religion and foreign affairs throughout the period 1558-1603, concluding with an examination of the relationship between the two. Beginning with a broad survey of England's religious and international position in 1558, the narrative traces the Elizabethan religious settlement and in particular the imapct of Elizabeth's own repsonses to the pressures from Catholics and Protestants alike. England's relations with Ireland, Scotland and the great powers of France and Spain are also discussed. The revised study guides provide a firm basis for answering differentiated source-based and extended writing questions.
John Warren is Head of History at the Blessed Robert Johnson Catholic College and is an AS/A level examiner.