Access to History: Elizabeth I Meeting the Challenge:England 1541-1603

Access to History: Elizabeth I Meeting the Challenge:England 1541-1603

4.14 (7 ratings by Goodreads)
By (author) 

Free delivery worldwide

Available. Dispatched from the UK in 4 business days
When will my order arrive?


Ensure your students have access to the authoritative and in-depth content of this popular and trusted A Level History series.

For over twenty years Access to History has been providing students with reliable, engaging and accessible content on a wide range of topics. Each title in the series provides comprehensive coverage of different history topics on current AS and A2 level history specifications, alongside exam-style practice questions and tips to help students achieve their best.

The series:

- Ensures students gain a good understanding of the AS and A2 level history topics through an engaging, in-depth and up-to-date narrative, presented in an accessible way.

- Aids revision of the key A level history topics and themes through frequent summary diagrams

- Gives support with assessment, both through the books providing exam-style questions and tips for AQA, Edexcel and OCR A level history specifications and through FREE model answers with supporting commentary at Access to History online (

Elizabeth I Meeting the Challenge:England 1541-1603
This title sets the scene from 1541, charting the developments of the Mid-Tudor crisis from Henry VIII to Mary I. It then goes on to analyse the succession of Elizabeth and her consolidation of power, examining the political, religious and military internal and external threats to her rule. The problems during her final years are also explored and this title concludes by looking at key themes and interpretations across the period.
show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 174 x 243 x 17mm | 422g
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0340965932
  • 9780340965931
  • 440,820

Table of contents

Dedication Chapter 1 -Meeting the Challenge: The Legacy of a Mid-Tudor Crisis? 1 The Mid-Tudor Crisis: Definitions 2 Making the Traditional Case for a Mid-Tudor Crisis 3 Making the Case Against a Mid-Tudor Crisis 4 The Reign of Edward VI 1547-53: The Revisionist View 5 The Reign of Mary I 1553-8: The Revisionist View 6 Conclusion Study Guide Chapter 2 -Meeting the Challenge of Religion: The Elizabethan Religious Settlement 1 The Relgigious Beliefs of Elizabeth I 2 Supremacy and Uniformity: The First Moves 3 Supremacy and Uniformity: The Parliament of 1559 4 Historical Interpretations of the Factors Shaping the Settlement 5 The Settlement in Action 6 Archbishop Parker and the Vestiarian Controversy 7 Elizabeth as Supreme Governor of the Church of England 8 Conclusion: The Elizabethan Religious Settlement Study Guide Chapter 3 -Meeting the Challenge of Relgion: Elizabeth and the Puritans 1 Introduction 2 Puritanism and Presbyteriansim in the 1570's 3 The Tragedy of Grindal 4 Presbyteriansim in the 1580's 5 The Puritans Under Attack 1589-1603 6 Conclusion: Elizabeth and the Puritans Study Guide Chapter 4 -Meeting the Challenge of Religion: Elizabeth and the Catholics 1 1559-68: The Government Treads with Caution? 2 The Attitude of the Pope 3 The Revolt of the Northern Ears (or 'Northern Rebellion') 1569 4 Papal Excommunication 1570 5 The Arrival of the Missionary Priests 6 The Missionary Priests and the Threat of Invasion from Spain 7 Key Debate: The Strength of Catholicism 8 Conclusion: Elizabeth and the Catholics Study Guide Chapter 5 -Meeting the Challenge of Foreign Affairs: Elizabeth, France and Spain 1 Aims and Objectives in Foreign Policy 2 Assumptions on Foreign Policy 3 Foreign Affairs: France 4 Foreign Affairs: Spain 5 Conclusion: Elizabeht, France and Spain Study Guide Chapter 6 -Meeting the Challenge of Foreign Affairs: Elizabeth, Ireland and Scotland 1 Irish Society and England in the Sixteenth Century 2 Elizabeth and Ireland: Problems and Possible Solutions 3 Elizabeth and Scotland Study Guide Chapter 7 -Meeting the Challenge of Government 1558-88 1 The Role of Nobility, Court, Privy Council and Ministers 2 The Role of Parliament 3 The Financial Policies of the Crown 4 Conclusion: Meeting the Challenge of Government Study Guide Chapter 8 - Meeting the Challenge: The Final Years 1589-1603 1 Factions and Court: The Essex Rebellion 2 Social and Economic Distress in the 1590's 3 England, Scotland and the Succession 4 Summary: The Final Years. The Tarnished Image of Gloriana? 5 Conclusion Study Guide Further Reading Glossary Index
show more

About John Warren Stewig

Dr John Warren was a former Head of History and Director of Sixth Form in a comprehensive school and is a Senior Lecturer in History at Birmingham City University. His publications include A level and undergraduate texts in early modern history and historiography.
show more

Rating details

7 ratings
4.14 out of 5 stars
5 29% (2)
4 57% (4)
3 14% (1)
2 0% (0)
1 0% (0)
Book ratings by Goodreads
Goodreads is the world's largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. We're featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book. Close X