Each volume provides a wide-ranging overview of the period it covers. Although emphasis is clearly on political history, the major issues affecting the economy, society, religion, culture and ideas are also given appropriate treatment. Sufficient detail is included to ensure that a sound basicknowledge and understanding is acquired. This title provides an accessible introduction to the Tudor period. Key issues and important developments such as religious change, the changing social structure and the nature of government are examined and placed in relation to the wider Europeanbackground. Specific events and crises in government are related to the long-term evolution and development of Tudor government and society.