Mark Nicholls is Deputy Keeper of Manuscripts at Cambridge University Libraray. He received an MA and PhD from the University of Cambridge and is the author of Investigating Gunpowder Plot (1991). He previously worked at the National Army Museum in Chelsea and edits the Journal of the Society for the Army Historical Research.
List of Plates. Acknowledgements. A Note on Conventions. Introduction. 1. Sixteenth-century England. 2. Divorce, Schism and Statute: England 1529-36. 3. Pilgrimage, Dissolution and Reform: England 1536-40. 4. The Last Years of Henry VIII: England 1540-47. 5. Pre-Reformation Scotland, 1528-57. 6. The Reformation and the Reign of Queen Mary: Scotland 1557-67. 7. Protector Somerset: England 1547-49. 8. The Dudley Supremacy and the Reign of Jane Grey: England 1549-53. 9. Queen Mary's Regime: England 1553-58. 10. The Third Kingdom: Ireland, and Beyond, 1529-60. 11. The Elizabethan Settlement: England 1558-63. 12. Unelizabethan England: England 1560-72. 13. The Elizabethan State: England in the 1570s and Beyond. 14. England's Empire: Ireland, and Beyond, 1560-1603. 15. The Loss of Peace: England 1580-89. 16. A Nation at War: England in the 1590s. 17. The Jacobean Minority: Scotland 1568-85. 18. The Personal Rule of James VI: Scotland 1585-1603. 19. The Elizabethan Dusk: England 1599-1603. Further Reading. Chronology. Index.