This is an excellent compendium of articles on this period in English history. My own interest is the Tudor Borderlands. The contributor to this section Professor Steven Ellis, an expert in this field, gives a thorough treatment of the conflicts and politics of this region during the Tudor period. When one sees the term 'Illustrated' in the title of a book one usually expects a superficial coverage lacking in real depth. Not so in this volume. Each chapter is well written and ideal for students and those with a serious interest in English history.