Elizabeth I / Edition 2

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In the Tudor age it was hard enough to be a king and doubly so to be a Queen. Elizabeth I survived!

  • Examines Elizabeth in terms of her power rather than her politics.
  • Traces her relationships with the statesman of her time.
  • Explores Elizabeth's relations with the Church, nobility, the royal Court, Parliament and the military.
As Elizabeth I, second edition, demonstrates, in the Tudor age it was hard enough to be a king: it was doubly hard to be a queen. Throughout her long reign, Elizabeth's target was survival, and she survived! Elizabeth I, second edition, tells us how. The reign of Elizabeth I was one of the most important periods of expansion and growth in British history, the so called 'Golden Age'. This celebrated and influential study of Elizabeth reconsiders how she achieved this and the ways in which she exercised her power. Elizabeth I second edition, looks at her role in government and the nation and examines Elizabeth in terms of her power rather than her policies, explores her relations with the statesmen of her time and shows how she interacted with the key institutions of sixteenth-century political life. Published in the very popular Profiles in Power series, this is not a biography, though inevitably it contains much biographical material, it instead analyzes the major features, achievements and failures of Elizabeth's career.
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'A sustained reflection on the nature of Elizabethan power that will
challenge historians for a long time to come' History Today "Haigh brings his subject alive with deft touches of humour and provocative comments. His style is always lively, sometimes even racy".Susan Doran "An extraordinarily good book".Journal of Historical Studies

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780582319745
  • Publisher: Addison-Wesley
  • Publication date: 8/12/1998
  • Series: Profiles in Power Series
  • Edition description: 1st Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 209
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.53 (h) x 0.52 (d)

Meet the Author

Christopher Haigh teaches Modern History at the University of Oxford.

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Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
Introduction 1
Ch. 1 The Queen and the Throne 10
Ch. 2 The Queen and the Church 31
Ch. 3 The Queen and the Nobility 51
Ch. 4 The Queen and the Council 70
Ch. 5 The Queen and the Court 90
Ch. 6 The Queen and the Parliament 111
Ch. 7 The Queen and the Military 130
Ch. 8 The Queen and the People 149
Conclusion 170
Bibliographical Essay 182
List of Dates 191
Index 195
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