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1st Edition

The Reign of Elizabeth I

ISBN 9780415302135
Published December 17, 2007 by Routledge
208 Pages

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Book Description

Covering the period from 1558–1603, The Reign of Elizabeth I looks at all the important aspects of the reign of the last of the Tudor monarchs. The volume gives students the critical tools to enable them to perform to their best ability, drawing together the main issues on each topic and providing an accessible guide to the period. Using extensive sources and historiography, Stephen J. Lee explores:

  • the religious settlement
  • government and foreign policy
  • the economy
  • Elizabeth's relationship with Parliament
  • society and culture.

Also including a glossary of key terms and a helpful chronology, this is an essential tool for any student of British history.

Table of Contents

1. Introduction: Problems at the Beginning of the Reign  2. Securing and Implementing the Religious Settlement  3. Government, Administration and the Economy  4. Elizabeth and Parliament  5. A Puritan Threat?  6. A Catholic Threat?  7. Foreign Policy  8. Society and Culture

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Stephen J. Lee was formerly head of history at Bromsgrove School. He has published over twenty books, including European Dictatorships (2nd edition, Routledge, 2000) and, in this series, The Mid Tudors (Routledge, 2007) and Gladstone and Disraeli (Routledge, 2005).


'At the very least this book should be available in every library where students are examining Elizabeth's reign...'History Teaching Review