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
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
Chapter 3 -Meeting the Challenge of Relgion: Elizabeth and the Puritans
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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