An engaging range of period texts and theme books for AS and A Level history. The Tudor period was turbulent, characterised by political strife, religious change, wars, economic catastrophe, social disorder and rebellion. Paul Thomas examines the challenges they presented to Tudor monarchs. He considers the extent to which the Tudor government sought to establish lasting order, and the means by which authority and order were imposed and maintained at all levels in society. Topics covered include: law and power; the church, religion and authority; informal authority; the mid-Tudor crisis and Tudor rebellions; the Celtic nations; and Elizabeth I and the recovery of the monarchy. The text contains a range of primary sources.