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Elizabeth I and her age

Donald Stump, Susan M. Felch

Four centuries after her death, Elizabeth I remains a powerful and fascinating figure. Succeeding to the English throne in 1558, she was the third woman monarch in the nation's history. The role of English monarch—which involved being commander-in-chief, head of the English Church, and ruler of the royal court (with its many intrigues)—was intended for a man ruling among men; women rulers before Elizabeth bestowed their power on husbands. Resisting this established practice, Elizabeth not only endured as a monarch but flourished as a leader and cultural figurehead, inspiring the English Renaissance in literature, the Age of Discovery, and the Age of Reformation in English religious life.
This Norton Critical Edition provides a diverse and extensive list of authors in carefully annotated works, including, in addition to Elizabeth I, John Foxe, William Shakespeare and John Fletcher, Edmund Spenser, John Knox, Pope Pius V, Thomas Norton, Elizabeth Tyrwhit, William Cecil (Lord Burghley), Sir Philip Sidney, Sir Walter Ralegh, Mary Stuart, James VI, Sir Francis Bacon, and Mary Sidney Herbert (Countess of Pembroke), among others. The texts are organized chronologically to cover the forty-four years of Elizabeth's reign, allowing readers to explore not only the literary and aesthetic qualities that make these writings noteworthy but also the range of political, social, cultural, and historical concerns that prompted their creation.
Donald Stump and Susan M. Felch have assembled a rich, themati-cally organized collection of commentary and criticism for Elizabeth I and Her Age. From early accounts of the Queen by Raphael Holin-shed, Sir Francis Bacon, and Agnes Strickland to Natalie Mears on Elizabeth I's strategies for rule and Thomas Betteridge on film depictions of the Queen, the twenty-five diverse views of Elizabeth I presented herein are sure to promote lively classroom discussion.

Сведения об издании: 
New York ; London : W. W. Norton & Co., cop. 2009. - XXIX, 896 p.
Тематическое подразделение: 
Исторические науки