1st Edition

Elizabeth I and Foreign Policy, 1558-1603

By Susan Doran Copyright 2000
    96 Pages
    by Routledge

    96 Pages
    by Routledge

    At her accession in 1558 Elizabeth I inherited a troublesome legacy with a long history of wars against France and Scotland. This international situation was becoming a huge financial burden on the English crown and economy.
    Elizabeth I and Foreign Policy describes and assesses England's foreign policy during the second half of the sixteenth century. It includes coverage of Elizabeth's relations with foreign powers, the effect of Reformation on foreign affairs, Elizabeth's successs as a stateswoman and the war with Spain.

    Maps, Genealogical charts, Chronology, Glossary, 1. Background: English Foreign Policy before 1558, 2. New Problems 1558–68, 3. Traditional Directions in Foreign Policy 1558–68, 4. Crisis Management 1568–85, 5. The Contemporary Debate over Policy 1558–85, 6. War 1585–1603, 7. Conclusions, Select Bibliography


    Susan Doran is Reader in Historyat St. Mary's University College Strawberry Hill. Her books include Elizabeth I and Religion 1558-1603 and Monarchy and Matrimony.

    'This is a useful and exciting book that cannot fail to stimulate. It will be key to the pass rate of many students confronted with Elizabethan studies which are offered by the new A levels. Educational and enjoyable.' - History Teaching Review SATH

    'An excellent intorduction.' - Proceedings of the Hugenot Society