Queen Elizabeth I / Edition 1

Queen Elizabeth I / Edition 1

by Susan Doran
     
 

Queen Elizabeth I, the daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, reigned from 1558 until her death in 1603 and is remembered not only as a powerful, often ruthless and successful monarch but also as a virtuous, gracious, and caring ruler.

This new biography of Elizabeth I, by a leading scholar, reveals a tough and determined "Virgin Queen", whose education, wit,

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Overview

Queen Elizabeth I, the daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, reigned from 1558 until her death in 1603 and is remembered not only as a powerful, often ruthless and successful monarch but also as a virtuous, gracious, and caring ruler.

This new biography of Elizabeth I, by a leading scholar, reveals a tough and determined "Virgin Queen", whose education, wit, and wisdom enabled her to succeed in the often turbulent and hostile world of her reign. Charting Elizabeth's childhood, schooling, and family life as well as her relationships with her ministers and suitors, Susan Doran discusses her motivation and the personal qualities that sustained her as queen. Her years in power were often dominated by political intrigue, marriage proposals, disputes over the succession, plots against her life, and warfare. Elizabeth made clever use of events, such as the defeat of the Spanish Armada, and unique interests and attributes, such as her love of theatrical pageant, to enhance her reputation and status. In an era of political and religious upheaval, Elizabeth I emerges as one of the most skillful and formidable monarchs in history.

Illustrated throughout with portraits, rare historical documents, and letters in Elizabeth's own hand, this book provides an engaging, authoritative account of Queen Elizabeth I's life and times.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814719572
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
08/01/2003
Series:
Historic Lives Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 8.58(h) x 0.74(d)

Table of Contents

Family tree6
1Childhood and adolescence (1533-53)8
2The challenge of Mary I's reign (1553-58)34
3Establishing the regime (1558-65)52
4Marriage and succession (1558-69)70
5Plots, peace and Protestants (1568-88)84
6Triumphs and decline110
Chronology138
Further reading141
Index142

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