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England's Elizabeth


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List of Illustrations; Chronology; Introduction: The Queen is Dead, Long Live the Queen; 1. Gloriana Revives; 2. The Private Lives of the Virgin Queen; 3. Good Queen Bess and Merrie England; 4. The Faery Queen and Victorian Values; 5. An Empress and her Adventurers; 6. Elizabeth Modernized; Afterword: Virginia in the New World; Notes; Index

About the Author

Michael Dobson is Professor of Renaissance Drama at the University of Surrey, Roehampton, and co-editor of The Oxford Companion to Shakespeare. Nicola J. Watson is a Lecturer at the Open University. She has also taught at Oxford, arvard, and Northwestern Universities.


The authors of this work have handled most of the disparate mass of information with skill. American Historical Review ... the pictures wonderfully illustrate her incarnations. England's Elizabeth dazzles. The Independent magazine Their book is an excellent example of a distinctly modern (indeed post modern) genre of biographical writing Dobson and Watson are balanced and incisive Jonathan Bate The Sunday Telegraph England's Elizabeth is a scholarly, wide-ranging, lively and often witty book that will be read long after this quatercentenary year, which has provided its occasion, has passed. Anne Barton, Guardian Unlimited a compelling book, energetically and often wittily written, and drawing on a wide range of media History Today The presentation's most revealing movements range well beyond the field of Renaissance studies, endowing the book with an unusually broad appeal. Sixteenth-Century Journal

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