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The life of Elizabeth I, Alison Weir

Label
The life of Elizabeth I
Title
The life of Elizabeth I
Statement of responsibility
Alison Weir
Title variation
  • Life of Elizabeth First
  • Life of Elizabeth 1st
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This volume is a biography of the queen of England from 1558 until 1603, Elizabeth I. She was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty. After a lonely and often perilous childhood during which Elizabeth was once imprisoned and was nearly executed by her half-sister, Mary. A 25-year-old Elizabeth ascended to the throne when Mary died. Elizabeth's reign is known as the Elizabethan era, famous above all for the flourishing of English drama, led by playwrights such as Shakespeare and Marlowe, and for the seafaring prowess of English adventurers such as Francis Drake. The author emphasizes Elizabeth's precarious position as a ruling woman in a man's world, suggesting that the single life was personally appealing as well as politically expedient for someone who had seen many ambitious ladies, including her own mother, ruined and even executed for just the appearance of sexual indiscretions. Elizabeth is portrayed as autocratic, devious, even deceptive, but these traits were required to perform a 45-year tightrope walk between the two great powers of Europe at the time, France and Spain. Both countries were eager to bring small, weak England under their sway and to safely marry off its inconveniently independent queen
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1951-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Weir, Alison
Dewey number
  • 942.05/5/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Elizabeth
  • Elizabeth
  • Queens
  • Queens
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Label
The life of Elizabeth I, Alison Weir
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : J. Cape, 1998
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 491-508) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: 17 Nov 1558 -- Elizabeth's England -- 'The most English woman in England' -- 'God send our mistress a husband' -- 'Disputes over trifles' -- 'Bonny sweet Robin' -- 'Presumptions of evil' -- 'Dishonourable and naughty reports' -- 'The daughter of debate' -- 'Without a certain heir' -- 'A matter dangerous to the common amity' -- 'Things grievouser and worse' -- 'A dangerous person' -- 'A vain crack of words' -- 'Gloriana' -- 'A court at once gay, decent and superb' -- 'The axe must be the next warning' -- 'Less agreeable things to think about' -- 'Princely pleasures' -- 'Frenzied wooing' -- 'Between Scylla and Charybdis' -- 'Practices at home and abroad' -- 'The tragical execution' -- 'Eliza triumphant' -- 'Great England's glory' -- 'We are evil served' -- 'The minion of fortune' -- TABLES: The Tudors -- The Boleyn and Howard connections -- The Dudleys
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
532 pages
Isbn
9780345425508
Isbn Type
(pbk.) : $14.95
Lccn
98034917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2689330
  • (OCoLC)39458969
  • (OCoLC)ocm39458969
  • 380264
  • 2689330
Label
The life of Elizabeth I, Alison Weir
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : J. Cape, 1998
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 491-508) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue: 17 Nov 1558 -- Elizabeth's England -- 'The most English woman in England' -- 'God send our mistress a husband' -- 'Disputes over trifles' -- 'Bonny sweet Robin' -- 'Presumptions of evil' -- 'Dishonourable and naughty reports' -- 'The daughter of debate' -- 'Without a certain heir' -- 'A matter dangerous to the common amity' -- 'Things grievouser and worse' -- 'A dangerous person' -- 'A vain crack of words' -- 'Gloriana' -- 'A court at once gay, decent and superb' -- 'The axe must be the next warning' -- 'Less agreeable things to think about' -- 'Princely pleasures' -- 'Frenzied wooing' -- 'Between Scylla and Charybdis' -- 'Practices at home and abroad' -- 'The tragical execution' -- 'Eliza triumphant' -- 'Great England's glory' -- 'We are evil served' -- 'The minion of fortune' -- TABLES: The Tudors -- The Boleyn and Howard connections -- The Dudleys
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
532 pages
Isbn
9780345425508
Isbn Type
(pbk.) : $14.95
Lccn
98034917
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • 2689330
  • (OCoLC)39458969
  • (OCoLC)ocm39458969
  • 380264
  • 2689330

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