Ryan Sidebottom bowled England to victory over New Zealand by an innings and nine runs on Sunday morning, taking four of the remaining five wickets to fall as the Kiwis slumped to 232 all out.
England's triumph gives them a 2-0 series win after the opening Test at Lord's was drawn, and plenty of confidence ahead of the four matches later this summer against South Africa.
New Zealand resumed on 177-5 but only Jacob Oram offered any resistance, making 50 not out from 39 balls before James Anderson completed the rout with the wicket of Chris Martin.
But Sidebottom was the hero of the second innings, finishing with figures of six for 67 after a fine performance on the fourth morning under clear blue skies.
The Kiwis required a further 64 to make England bat again but added just 20 to their overnight score before Gareth Hopkins (12) edged a full length ball to Tim Ambrose.
Eight more runs were added before Daniel Vettori (1) was tempted into driving an outswinger straight to Kevin Pietersen at gully, and Kyle Mills (2)nicked Sidebottom to Andrew Strauss, who took the simplest of slip catches.
Iain O'Brien edged one for four prior to picking out Paul Collingwood, diving to his left at second slip, before Anderson added a second wicket to his seven in the first innings when Martin edged to Collingwood in similar fashion.
Oram remained unbeaten and gave the crowd - undoubtedly wanting to see more action on a beautiful day in the Midlands - something to cheer with a couple of lusty blows, one pull off Stuart Broad and another off Anderson into the stands.
But with five wickets falling for just 30 runs in a 40-ball period the all-rounder was left high-and-dry.
James Anderson claimed the man of the match award after taking 7-43 in New Zealand's first innings, while Andrew Strauss was nominated as England's man of the series by the Kiwi coach John Bracewell.
The hosts nominated Daniel Vettori as New Zealand's man of the series for taking two five-wicket hauls.