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).
"Collinson's contributors seek to describe developments across these island, and they consistently identify important dynamics affecting all their constituent elements...This book will provide an accessible, refreshing approach to an alternative view" Institute of Historical Research, History Website "By combining the work of various historians from various backgrounds the editor has guaranteed that this volume will not only inform but stimulate." Contemporary Review, April 2002