The 1590s have long been considered as having had a distinct character, separate from the remainder of Elizabeth’s reign. This book provides a reassessment of the politics and political culture of this significant period.
Table of Contents
Introduction; Chapter 1 Chivalric Culture and the Earl of Essex; Chapter 2 The Virgin Queen and Her Lovers; Chapter 3 ‘This Late Unhappy Accident’: The Rebellion of 1601; Chapter 4 Faction in the 1590s?; Chapter 5 Essex and Cecil; Chapter 6 Essex and the Essexians; Chapter 7 Elizabeth’s Last Decade: Cult or Crisis?;