Part 1: The 1590s has often been neglected by historians. This podcast explains how and why the 1590s differed from the rest of Elziabeth's reign.
Part 2: This podcast examines how the composition of Elizabeth's government, particularly her privy council, changed in the 1590s after the deaths of many of her leading advisors. It also examines the rivalry between the two main 'newcomers: Sir Robert Cecil and the earl of Essex.
Part 3: This podcast examines what the privy council did in the 1590s and evaluates how effectively it fulfilled its responsibilities.
Part 4: This podcast examines the debate on Elizabeth's queenship in the 1590s: did the queen 'lose her grip', become less active and more easy to overrule, or did she remain in charge?
Part 5: The popularity of Elizabeth I