Politics and Religion


Budiansky, Stephen Her majesty’s spymaster : Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Walsingham, and the birth of modern espionage Viking, 2005.

Cressy, David Dangerous talk. Scandalous, seditious, and treasoable speech in pre-modern England Oxford: OUP, 2010.

Dop, Jan Albert Eliza’s knights : Soldiers, poets, and puritans in the Netherlands, 1572-1586 Alblasserdam [Netherlands] : Remak, [1981].

Fletcher, Anthony and Stevenson, John (eds) Order and disorder in early modern England Cambridge University Press, 1985.

Haynes, Alan Invisible power : the Elizabethan secret services, 1570-1603 Alan Sutton, 1992.

Hutchinson, Robert Elizabeth’s spy master: Francis Walsingham and the secret war that saved England Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 2006.

Plowden, Alison The Elizabethan secret service Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1991.

Smith, Alan G. R. Servant of the Cecils. The life of Sir Michael Hickes, 1543-1612 London : Jonathan Cape, 1977.


Caraman, Philip (Ed.) The other face. Catholic life under Elizabeth I  New York ; sheed and Ward, 1960.

Cressy, David Birth, marriage, and death : ritual, religion, and the life-cycle in Tudor and Stuart England Oxford: OUP, 1997.

Cressy, David and Ferrel, Lori Anne (eds.) Religion and society in early modern England : A sourcebook London : Routledge, 1996.

Hutton, Ronald The stations of the sun : a history of the ritual year in Britain Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1996.

Plowden, Alison Danger to Elizabeth. The Catholics under Elizabeth I London : Book Club Associates, 1973.

Thomas, Keith Religion and the decline of magic. Studies in popular beliefs in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England Harmondsworth : Penguin, 1971.

Trimble, William Raleigh The Catholic laity in Elizabethan 1558-1603 England Cambridge, Mass. : Belknap, 1964