The Reign of Elizabeth I: Court and Culture in the Last Decade

  • Publish Date: 1995-09-29
  • Binding: Hardcover
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This text examines the politics and political culture of the last decade of the reign of Elizabeth I in effect the years 1585 to 1603 arguing that this period was so distinctive that it amounted to the second of two reigns Many teachers and students often fail to consider the last decade in its own right or have ignored it commencing their studies in 1558 and continuing to around the defeat of the Armada in 1588 Only two major political surveys have been attempted since 1926 Both consider mainly the war with Spain and the politics of war and each allots inadequate space to Crown patronage puritanism and religion society and the economy political thought literature and drama