1st Edition

Historical Dictionary of the Elizabethan World Britain, Ireland, Europe and America

Edited By John Wagner Copyright 1999

    No period of British history generates such deep interest as the reign of Elizabeth I, from 1558 to 1603. The individuals and events of that era continue to be popular topics for contemporary literature and film, and Elizabethan drama, poetry, and music are studied and enjoyed everywhere by students, scholars, and the general public.

    The Historical Dictionary of the Elizabeth World provides clear definitions and descriptions of people, events, institutions, ideas, and terminology relating in some significant way to the Elizabethan period. The first dictionary of history to focus exclusively on the reign of Elizabeth I, the Dictionary is also the first to take a broad trans-Atlantic approach to the period by including relevant individuals and terms from Irish, Scottish, Welsh, American, and Western European history.

    Editors' Choice: Reference

    Guide to Selected Topics, Preface, Acknowledgments, Chronology, Maps, Historical Dictionary of the Elizabethan World, Appendix 1. Genealogies, Appendix 2. Elizabethan Archbishops of Canterbury and YcJfk and Roman Catholic Popes, Appendix 3. European Monarchs in the Sixteenth Century, Appendix 4. Selected Historical Fiction with Tudor and Elizabethan Characters and Settings, Appendix 5. Selected Motion Pictures with Tudor and Elizabethan Characters and Settings, Appendix 6. Selected Sound Recordings ofTudor and Elizabethan Music, Appendix 7. Selected Web Sites for Tudor and Elizabethan Topics, Bibliography, Index


    John Wagner

    'More focused and specific for this time frame than the Oxford Companion to British History, this volume offers a stylish, well-composed look at a fascinating historical period. A good choice for academic and larger public libraries.' - Reference Books Bulletin