Queen Elizabeth I and the Wars of Religion
St Martin's 2012
Hardback 368pp Illustrated
9780312645380   Product Code: 16787
In this critically-acclaimed study of Elizabeth I, Susan Ronald focuses on the queen's role in the Wars of Religion - the battle between Protestantism and Catholicism that tore apart Europe in the 16th century. Ronald shows how, in the Tudor era, religion was high politics, how domestic policy was governed by the religious imperatives of the Reformation and how Elizabeth ruled so successfully in a period that saw a 'monumental struggle of ideology and survival'.