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Anglo-German Relations and the Protestant Cause
Elizabethan Foreign Policy and Pan-Protestantism





ISBN 9781138664708
Published January 21, 2016 by Routledge
272 Pages

 
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Challenging accepted notions of Elizabethan foreign policy, Gehring argues that the Queen’s relationship with the Protestant Princes of the Holy Roman Empire was more of a success than has been previously thought. Based on extensive archival research, he contends that the enthusiastic and continual correspondence and diplomatic engagement between Elizabeth and these Protestant allies demonstrate a deeply held sympathy between the English Church and State and those of Germany and Denmark.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Elizabethan England and the German Question  1. The Elizabethan Settlement and Anglo-German Policy in the First Years  2. Foedus et Fractio I: The Fortunes and Challenges of Anglo-German Diplomacy, 1560-76  3. Foedus et Fractio II: The Formula of Concord and the Protestant League, 1577-80  4. Foedus et Fractio III: The Confessional Realignment of Anglo-German Relations, 1580-86  5 Foedus et Fractio IV: The Crescendo of European Conflict and the Changing of the Guard, 1587-92  Conclusion: England and the Protestant Princes of the Empire

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Biography

David Gehring is Assistant Professor of Early Modern English History at the University of Nottingham