Designed to accompany the survey text Early Modern England: A Narrative History, this text brings together an impressive array of documents from the Tudor–Stuart period of English history. The documents are drawn from widely differing media and range from parliamentary statutes and political pamphlets to household bills and personal diary entries. They illuminate a variety of important topics of the era, including political and religious revolutions, social and economic transformations, and intellectual ferment.
The material is introduced and set in context, and questions for debate and suggestions for further reading are included within each chapter. There is also a guide to primary material on the Internet.