Introduction ; Economy and society ; The limits of power: the English crown and the British Isles ; The Change of Religion ; Monarchy and Counsel: Models of the State ; The Renaissance in Britain ; Britain, Europe, and the world ; Conclusion ; Further Reading ; Chronology ; Glossary ; Maps ; Index
Patrick Collinson is Regius Professor of Modern History, Emeritus, in the University of Cambridge, and a Fellow of Trinity College. He prevously held chairs at the Universities of Sydney, Kent at Canterbury, and Sheffield. He is a fellow of the British Academy and of the Australian Academy of Humanities. He is the author of numerous books and articles on sixteenth-century Britain, including 'The Elizabethan Puritan Movement' (OUP, 1990) and 'Elizabethan Essays' (1994).
A very clear summary which provides an excellent overview and context for more detailed work. G. C. F. Forster, Senior Fellow in History, University of Leeds A great deal of up-to-date, good writing in such small compass. Dr M. Zell, Lecturer in History, University of Greenwich