A very good textbook, particularly for A Level students/undergraduates, who are new to the period. It's layout, documentation, challenging questions, detailed explanations and bibliography (for follow up work) make it indispensable for those wanting to know more about Elizabeth 1. These books are updated regularly which is even better. A godsend for my former sixth form students who like books to be manageable, clearly written and simple to follow in helpful bite-size chunks. Recommended!