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The Expansion of Elizabethan England
2nd Edition
 
 
Palgrave Macmillan
 
 
 
 
 
 
04 Apr 2003
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This classic study of Elizabethan society, first published by Macmillan in 1955, is now available in a new edition. In this masterpiece, Rowse follows the first steps of Elizabethan England - with its legendary adventurers and merchants - to Imperial Greatness. He skilfully examines the expansion of society both by state and individual enterprise, starting at home then travelling across the seas to Ireland, the riches of the East and the New World of the Americas. For this reissue on the 400th anniversary of Elizabeth's death, bestselling historian Alison Weir has written a new forword, setting Rowse's work in context for a new 21st-century readership.


Description

This classic study of Elizabethan society, first published by Macmillan in 1955, is now available in a new edition. In this masterpiece, Rowse follows the first steps of Elizabethan England - with its legendary adventurers and merchants - to Imperial Greatness. He skilfully examines the expansion of society both by state and individual enterprise, starting at home then travelling across the seas to Ireland, the riches of the East and the New World of the Americas. For this reissue on the 400th anniversary of Elizabeth's death, bestselling historian Alison Weir has written a new forword, setting Rowse's work in context for a new 21st-century readership.


Reviews

'Dr Rowse has created a masterpiece on a great subject.' - The Times Literary Supplement

'One of the major works of historical literature to appear in our time.' - The New Statesman
'. . . Rowse's second volume of his The Elizabethan Age brilliantly fulfils the high promise of its predecessor.' - The Economist


Contents

Foreword; Michael Portillo
The Borderlands: The Scottish Borders and Cornwall
The Borderlands: Wales
Ireland: A Celtic Society in Decline
Ireland: Colonisation and Conquest
Oceanic Voyages
American Colonisation
The Sea-Struggle with Spain
The Armada and After
War on Land: Military Organisation
Intervention in the Netherlands
The Irish War


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.

MICHAEL PORTILLO is Member of Parliament for Kensington and Chelsea and a former Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Secretary of State for Employment and Secretary of State for Defence.