Jack Leach's 10-wicket haul at Headingley helped silence the spinner's doubters as he finally looks to have cemented his spot on the world stage.
A Jonny Bairstow century was again at the heart of some England batting heroics, but there was a key difference to events at Headingley compared to Trent Bridge.
Joe Root is at the very peak of his powers, heading the 'Fab Four' and showing T20 skills with an audacious reverse scoop.
England promised they'd go for it, that no target would be great enough to curb their new-found attacking mindset. And boy did they deliver.
Joe Root has chalked up his 10,000th Test run - and has now been backed to eclipse Sachin Tendulkar's record haul in the format.
Ben Stokes backed Ollie Pope to step up as England's No 3 and on day three at Trent Bridge, the right-hander started to repay that faith.
Joe Root played one his finest Test innings, and made history in the process, as England chalked up a long-awaited Test win.
England's first Test against New Zealand on Thursday signals the start of a new era, one with James Anderson and Stuart Broad still at the heart of it.
Which players could be in England's Test squad against New Zealand as the Ben Stokes era begins?
Following Rob Key's appointment as the new managing director of England men's cricket, we look at the leading contenders for the vacant head coach and captain positions.
Reece Topley was one of England's standout players in the T20I series against West Indies but which other fringe players impressed?
We look at England's eventful journey to the Women's World Cup final ahead of Sunday's showdown with unbeaten Australia.
Five-straight series without victory and in the midst of a run of 17 Tests with only one win, we break down the biggest questions facing England's great red-ball reset...