`…by far the best overall history of the reign to date.'American Historical Review
Within a chronological framework, David Loades adopts a thematic approach to the reign.
Introduction. 1. The Structure of the Regime:Court, Council and Administration. 2. The Spanish Marriage. 3. The Restoration of the Old Regime. 4. Financial Policy. 1553-54. 5. Philip as King of England 1554-57. 6. The Government at Work 1554-57. 7. Financial Affairs 1554-57. 8. The Religious Reaction - Pole as Legate. 9. War and Government 1557-58. 10. War and Finance 1557-58. The English Church Under Papal Disfavour. Conclusion.
Appendix: The Privy Council Under Mary.