Stuart England is an invaluable introduction to the political, religious and social history of seventeenth-century England. It provides a wide-ranging and lively account of core events, drawing on both contemporary sources and the latest interpretations by modern historians. Starting with the legacy of Elizabeth I, and ending with the reign of William III and Mary. Stuart England covers all aspects of the monarchy, high and low politics and the culture of the people. Key topics include: * English society and religion * ideas of monarchy and government * finance and parliament * foreign policy With comprehensive questions and analysis, exercises, diagrams and maps,Stuart England provides an excellent and indispensable guide to English history of the seventeenth century.