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The Reign of Elizabeth I

1558–1603, 1st Edition

By Stephen J. Lee


208 pages

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Covering the period from 1558–1603, The Reign of Elizabeth I looks at all the important aspects of the reign of the last of the Tudor monarchs. The volume gives students the critical tools to enable them to perform to their best ability, drawing together the main issues on each topic and providing an accessible guide to the period. Using extensive sources and historiography, Stephen J. Lee explores:

  • the religious settlement
  • government and foreign policy
  • the economy
  • Elizabeth's relationship with Parliament
  • society and culture.

Also including a glossary of key terms and a helpful chronology, this is an essential tool for any student of British history.


'At the very least this book should be available in every library where students are examining Elizabeth's reign…'History Teaching Review

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Problems at the Beginning of the Reign 2. Securing and Implementing the Religious Settlement 3. Government, Administration and the Economy 4. Elizabeth and Parliament 5. A Puritan Threat? 6. A Catholic Threat? 7. Foreign Policy 8. Society and Culture

About the Author

Stephen J. Lee was formerly head of history at Bromsgrove School. He has published over twenty books, including European Dictatorships (2nd edition, Routledge, 2000) and, in this series, The Mid Tudors (Routledge, 2007) and Gladstone and Disraeli (Routledge, 2005).

About the Series

Questions and Analysis in History

Questions and Analysis in History contain the key elements essential to the study of history, whilst also offering a guide to best practice in essay writing and history skills. Each chapter of every book is organized around the key questions which historians debate, and hence, examiners look for. In addition, these short texts include a systematic examination of a variety of primary sources through questions and worked answers.
Through presenting analysis of source material as answers to questions, these books offer:
* a model of essay writing which reflects the skills required of students
* guidance with exam revision by focusing on type of questions set
* insight into the approach expected by examiners
* a starting point to launch students into their own investigations
* aid in acquiring sound techniques
* preparation for essays and document based questions
* promotion of discussion in class.
The series is regarded as the set of books that will push the student to an A grade. The books are both stretching and stimulating, and students have founf them invaluable during their revision for the final exams.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HISTORY / General
HISTORY / Europe / Great Britain
HISTORY / Modern / 16th Century