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Elizabeth I and Foreign Policy, 1558-1603

1st Edition

By Susan Doran


96 pages

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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.


'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

About the Author

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.

About the Series

Lancaster Pamphlets

Lancaster Pamphlets provide a concise and up-to-date analysis of major historical topics covered by both the main A-Level syllabuses and by introductory courses in higher education. Lancaster Pamphlets is a series initiated and edited by the history department at Lancaster University.
Each pamphlet:
* provides an authoritative introduction to the topic
* brings the central themes and problems into sharper focus
* incorporates traditional and revisionist approaches
* uses the most recent research to stimulate critical thought and interpretation

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HISTORY / General