I was initially attracted to this work because of the dates - it is traditional to view 'the English Reformation' as something that happened between Henry and Elizabeth's reigns so it came as a welcome surprise to see someone locating the process before and beyond these parameters. Once I read it I discovered it to be an excellent introduction to the key debates about the politics of religion and religious conflict in Tudor and early Stuart England. Not only was it well laid out into manageable chunks of information by period, but its discussion of the debates and the works that underly them was easy to follow and well written to boot! All in all, this is exactly what it says on the cover - a fine introduction for students of early modern religion to the subject which they should find so useful that they will refer to it again and again. FULL MARKS!!!