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The England of Elizabeth
 
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The England of Elizabeth
The Structure of Society
Revised edition
 
 
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03 Mar 2003
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The Elizabethan Age is arguably that greatest in English history. Furthermore it is not something dead and apart from us: it is alive and all around us. England contains the visible memorials of Elizabethan society: the houses they built; the objects they cherished; the patterns they imposed upon the very landscape. Rowse's classic study is a detailed account of that society and tradition from the lowest social class to the men and women who governed the realm.
This reissue of Rowse's famously vivid portrayal of the Elizabethan world is complemented by a major introduction from Christopher Haigh which offers both a reflection on Rowse's masterpiece and an assessment of the Elizabethan Age.


Description

The Elizabethan Age is arguably that greatest in English history. Furthermore it is not something dead and apart from us: it is alive and all around us. England contains the visible memorials of Elizabethan society: the houses they built; the objects they cherished; the patterns they imposed upon the very landscape. Rowse's classic study is a detailed account of that society and tradition from the lowest social class to the men and women who governed the realm.
This reissue of Rowse's famously vivid portrayal of the Elizabethan world is complemented by a major introduction from Christopher Haigh which offers both a reflection on Rowse's masterpiece and an assessment of the Elizabethan Age.


Reviews

'[Rowse] was an extraordinary pioneer.' - David Starkey

'Rowse's study is by far the best of Elizabethan Society.' - New Statesman

'The most attractive and the greatest age of England portrayed in detail as it actually was.' - Sunday Times
'I am above all glad that the most attractive and the greatest age of England should be portrayed in detail as it actually was, with shrewd but sympathetic comment.' - G.M. Trevelyan, Sunday Times

'Mr Rowses's study is by far the best, the most scholarly account, of Elizabethan Society.' - H.R. Trevor-Roper, New Statesman


Contents

Introduction; Christopher Haigh
Prologue - A Living Age
Prologue - The Elizabethan Discovery of England
The Land
The New Wealth: Economic Advance
London and the Towns
Social Classes
The Government of the Realm
Administration: Central and Local
Law in the Society
The Church
Catholics and Puritans
Education and the Social Order


Authors

A.L. ROWSE was Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford and Fellow of the British Academy. He wrote over 50 books including Tudor Cornwall, The Spirit of English History, Bosworth Field and the War of the Rose, Cornishman at Oxford and Homosexuals in History as well as a biography of Shakespeare.

CHRISTOPHER HAIGH is a Lecturer in Modern History at the University of Oxford. He is the author of many books including Elizabeth I and English Reformations: Religion, Politics and Society Under the Tudors.