The Life of Elizabeth I

The Life of Elizabeth I
Author: Alison Weir
Publsiher: Ballantine Books
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2013-04-24
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780307834607

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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER Perhaps the most influential sovereign England has ever known, Queen Elizabeth I remained an extremely private person throughout her reign, keeping her own counsel and sharing secrets with no one--not even her closest, most trusted advisers. Now, in this brilliantly researched, fascinating new book, acclaimed biographer Alison Weir shares provocative new interpretations and fresh insights on this enigmatic figure. Against a lavish backdrop of pageantry and passion, intrigue and war, Weir dispels the myths surrounding Elizabeth I and examines the contradictions of her character. Elizabeth I loved the Earl of Leicester, but did she conspire to murder his wife? She called herself the Virgin Queen, but how chaste was she through dozens of liaisons? She never married—was her choice to remain single tied to the chilling fate of her mother, Anne Boleyn? An enthralling epic that is also an amazingly intimate portrait, The Life of Elizabeth I is a mesmerizing, stunning reading experience.

Elizabeth I

Elizabeth I
Author: Judith M. Richards
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2013-03-01
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781136588266

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Elizabeth I was Queen of England for almost forty-five years. The daughter of Henry VIII and Ann Boleyn, as an infant she was briefly accepted as her father’s heir. After her mother was executed at her father’s command she was declared illegitimate and led a sometimes scandalous existence until her accession to the throne at the age of twenty-five. Elizabeth oversaw a vibrant age of exploration and literature and established herself, the "Virgin Queen", a national icon that lives on in the popular imagination. But Elizabeth was England’s second female monarch, and was greatly influenced by the experiences and mistakes of the reign of her half-sister, Mary I, before her. During her reign, Elizabeth had to perform a complicated balancing act in religious matters. As religious wars raged in Europe, Elizabeth herself a moderate Protestant, had to manage an inherited Catholic realm and the demands of zealous Protestants. The importance of such familiar features of Elizabeth’s reign as the presence in England of Mary Queen of Scots and her enduring efforts to take the throne, the Spanish armada, and the origins of English colonial expansion beyond the British archipelago all receive fresh attention in this engaging book. This new biography sheds light on Elizabeth’s early life, influences and on her personal religious beliefs as well as examining her reign, politics and reassesses Elizabeth’s reluctance to marry, a matter for which she has been much praised, but which is here judged one of the second queen regnant’s more problematic decisions. Judith M. Richards takes an objective and rounded view of Elizabeth’s whole life and provides the perfect introduction for students and general readers alike.

Elizabeth I

Elizabeth I
Author: Elizabeth I
Publsiher: University of Chicago Press
Total Pages: 470
Release: 2002-02-25
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780226504711

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This long-awaited and masterfully edited volume contains nearly all of the writings of Queen Elizabeth I: the clumsy letters of childhood, the early speeches of a fledgling queen, and the prayers and poetry of the monarch's later years. The first collection of its kind, Elizabeth I reveals brilliance on two counts: that of the Queen, a dazzling writer and a leading intellect of the English Renaissance, and that of the editors, whose copious annotations make the book not only essential to scholars but accessible to general readers as well. "This collection shines a light onto the character and experience of one of the most interesting of monarchs. . . . We are likely never to get a closer or clearer look at her. An intriguing and intense portrait of a woman who figures so importantly in the birth of our modern world."—Publishers Weekly "An admirable scholarly edition of the queen's literary output. . . . This anthology will excite scholars of Elizabethan history, but there is something here for all of us who revel in the English language."—John Cooper, Washington Times "Substantial, scholarly, but accessible. . . . An invaluable work of reference."—Patrick Collinson, London Review of Books "In a single extraordinary volume . . . Marcus and her coeditors have collected the Virgin Queen's letters, speeches, poems and prayers. . . . An impressive, heavily footnoted volume."—Library Journal "This excellent anthology of [Elizabeth's] speeches, poems, prayers and letters demonstrates her virtuosity and afford the reader a penetrating insight into her 'wiles and understandings.'"—Anne Somerset, New Statesman "Here then is the only trustworthy collection of the various genres of Elizabeth's writings. . . . A fine edition which will be indispensable to all those interested in Elizabeth I and her reign."—Susan Doran, History "In the torrent of words about her, the queen's own words have been hard to find. . . . [This] volume is a major scholarly achievement that makes Elizabeth's mind much more accessible than before. . . . A veritable feast of material in different genres."—David Norbrook, The New Republic

Elizabeth I Red Rose of the House of Tudor

Elizabeth I  Red Rose of the House of Tudor
Author: Kathryn Lasky
Publsiher: Scholastic Inc.
Total Pages: 237
Release: 1999
Genre: Juvenile Fiction
ISBN: 0590684841

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As a new edition to The Royal Diaries series, this factual tale offers young readers an insight to the life and times of this famous royal prior to her days on the throne as the Queen of England.

Elizabeth I

Elizabeth I
Author: Anne Somerset
Publsiher: Anchor
Total Pages: 672
Release: 2010-11-10
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 9780307773999

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Glitteringly detailed and engagingly written, the magisterial Elizabeth I brings to vivid life the golden age of sixteenth-century England and the uniquely fascinating monarch who presided over it. A woman of intellect and presence, Elizabeth was the object of extravagant adoration by her contemporaries. She firmly believed in the divine providence of her sovereignty and exercised supreme authority over the intrigue-laden Tudor court and Elizabethan England at large. Brilliant, mercurial, seductive, and maddening, an inspiration to artists and adventurers and the subject of vicious speculation over her choice not to marry, Elizabeth became the most powerful ruler of her time. Anne Somerset has immortalized her in this splendidly illuminating account. BONUS MATERIAL: This ebook edition includes an excerpt from Anne Somerset's Queen Anne.

Elizabeth I

Elizabeth I
Author: Margaret George
Publsiher: Penguin
Total Pages: 688
Release: 2011-04-05
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781101476253

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The New York Times bestseller from Margaret George—a captivating novel about history's most enthralling queen, the legendary Elizabeth I. England’s greatest monarch has baffled and intrigued the world for centuries. But what was the Virgin Queen really like? Lettice Knollys—Elizabeth's flame-haired, look-alike coussin—thinks she knows all too well. Elizabeth’s rival for the love of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and mother to the Earl of Essex, Lettice has been intertwined with Elizabeth since childhood. This is a story of two women of fierce intellect and desire, one trying to protect her country and throne, the other trying to regain power and position for her family. Their rivalry, and its ensuing drama, soon involves everyone close to Elizabeth, from the famed courtiers who enriched the crown to the legendary poets and playwrights who paid homage to it with their works. Filled with intimate portraits of the personalities who made the Elizabethan age great—Shakespeare, Marlowe, Dudley, Raleigh, Drake—Elizabeth I provides an unforgettable glimpse of a woman who considered herself married to her people. A queen who ruled as much from the heart as from the head.

Elizabeth I

Elizabeth I
Author: Elizabeth I (Queen of England),Felix Pryor,Elizabeth
Publsiher: Univ of California Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2003
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
ISBN: 0520241061

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The first exhaustive treatment of the great monarch's letters opens the door to her life through her correspondence--from letters she wrote at ten to barely legible letters scrawled to her successor when she was on her deathbed. (Biography)

Elizabeth I and Her Parliaments 1584 1601

Elizabeth I and Her Parliaments  1584 1601
Author: John Ernest Neale
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1958
Genre: Great Britain
ISBN: UOM:39015061386697

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Calendar of Patent Rolls

Calendar of Patent Rolls
Author: Christine Leighton
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 412
Release: 2008
Genre: Great Britain
ISBN: 1906875014

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Calendar of Assize Records

Calendar of Assize Records
Author: J. S. Cockburn
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1975
Genre: Court records
ISBN: UCLA:31158011644530

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Calendar of the Patent Rolls Elizabeth I 1558 1572 5 v

Calendar of the Patent Rolls  Elizabeth  I  1558 1572  5 v
Author: Great Britain. Court of Chancery
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1976
Genre: Archives
ISBN: NWU:35556009521527

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The Reign of Elizabeth I

The Reign of Elizabeth I
Author: John Alexander Guy
Publsiher: Cambridge University Press
Total Pages: 313
Release: 1995-09-07
Genre: History
ISBN: 9780521443418

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A study of politics and political culture of the 'last decade' of the reign of Elizabeth I, in effect the years 1585 to 1603.

Jewels and Plate of Queen Elizabeth I

Jewels and Plate of Queen Elizabeth I
Author: Arthur Jefferies Collins
Publsiher: London : Trustees of the British Museum
Total Pages: 599
Release: 1955
Genre: Crown jewels
ISBN: UOM:39015023084646

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Draft Calendar of Patent Rolls 27 Elizabeth I 1584 1585 066 1254 1270

Draft Calendar of Patent Rolls  27 Elizabeth I  1584 1585  066 1254   1270
Author: Great Britain. Public Record Office
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 422
Release: 1990
Genre: Great Britain
ISBN: UVA:X001845087

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The Image of Elizabeth I in Early Modern Spain

The Image of Elizabeth I in Early Modern Spain
Author: Eduardo Olid Guerrero,Esther Fernández
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 420
Release: 2019-03
Genre: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
ISBN: 9781496213822

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Queen Elizabeth I was an iconic figure in England during her reign, with many contemporary English portraits and literary works extolling her virtue and political acumen. In Spain, however, her image was markedly different. While few Spanish fictional or historical writings focus primarily on Elizabeth, numerous works either allude to her or incorporate her as a character. The Image of Elizabeth I in Early Modern Spain explores the fictionalized, historical, and visual representations of Elizabeth I and their impact on the Spanish collective imagination. Drawing on works by Miguel de Cervantes, Lope de Vega, Pedro de Ribadeneira, Luis de Góngora, Cristóbal de Virués, Antonio Coello, and Calderón de la Barca, among others, the contributors to this volume limn contradictory assessments of Elizabeth’s physical appearance, private life, personality, and reign. In doing so they articulate the various and sometimes conflicting ways in which the Tudor monarch became both the primary figure in English propaganda efforts against Spain and a central part of the Spanish political agenda. This edited volume revives and questions the image of Elizabeth I in early modern Spain as a means of exploring how the queen’s persona, as mediated by its Spanish reception, has shaped the ways in which we understand Anglo-Spanish relations during a critical era for both kingdoms.