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Elizabeth I

An intimate biography of the public and private life of Elizabeth I. Too many biographies of Elizabeth I perpetuate the flattery she enjoyed from her courtiers, leading Tudor historian, Richard Rex (author of The Tudors 'A model of popular history' THES), reflects more critically on her life and reign and highlights the contrary personality of a Queen who could both baffle and bedazzle her subjects.
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Table of Contents

Preface 1 Birth: 1533 2 Early Years: 1534-1553 3 Elizabeth and Mary: 1553-1558 4 Accession: 1558 5 The Alteration of Religion: 1539 6 Scotland and the Succession: 1559-1568 7 Mary Queen of Scots and the Catholic Problem: 1568-1580 8 War with Spain: 1580-1588 9 The Earl of Essex: 1589-1601 10 Death : 1603 Further Reading List of Illustrations Index

About the Author

Richard Rex is Director of Studies in History at Queens' College, Cambridge. He has written and researched extensively on Tudor England. Praise for Richard Rex's The Tudors: "Up-to-date, readable and reliable. The best introduction to England's most important dynasty" DAVID STARKEY. He lives in Cambridge with his wife and six sons.


`Rex is a wry commentator on the game of monarchy' -- The Guardian `Told with enviable narrative skill' -- THES

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