ISBN 978 1 85944 211 1. Published 2014. These essays cover three themes. The first demonstrates the manner in which the aristocracy was weaned away from its military preoccupation to become a civilian and service class. The second deals with the rise and fall of Thomas Cromwell and his relationship with Henry VIII. The third essays starts with Henry VII and shows how Henry VIII, Edward VI and Elizabeth I used the Royal Supremacy to establish secular control over the church in contrast with the earlier period.