The Queen Mother

Author: William Shawcross

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: 9781400078349

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1096

View: 3878

An authorized profile of Elizabeth the Queen Mother covers such topics as her service to convalescing World War I soldiers, her refusal to leave London during the Blitz, and her relationships with daughter Elizabeth II and Prince Charles.


Author: Sarah Gristwood

Publisher: Pavilion

ISBN: 1911595849

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 160

View: 1615

Sarah Gristwood is a best-selling biographer, former film journalist, and commentator on royal affairs.

Elizabeth the Queen

Author: Sally Bedell Smith

Publisher: Random House Incorporated

ISBN: 1400067898

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 663

View: 7705

A tribute to the life and enduring reign of Elizabeth II draws on numerous interviews and previously undisclosed documents to juxtapose the queen's public and private lives, providing coverage of such topics as her teen romance with Philip, her contributions during World War II and the scandals that have challenged her family. (This book was previously listed in Forecast.)

Political Culture in the Reign of Elizabeth I

Author: A. N. McLaren

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139426343

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 9897

In this major contribution to the Ideas in Context series Anne McLaren explores the consequences for English political culture when, with the accession of Elizabeth I, imperial 'kingship' came to be invested in the person of a female ruler. She looks at how Elizabeth managed to be queen, in the face of considerable male opposition, and demonstrates how that opposition was enacted. Dr McLaren argues that during Elizabeth's reign men were able to accept the rule of a woman partly by inventing a new definition of 'citizen', one that made it an exclusively male identity, and she emphasizes the continuities between Elizabeth's reign and the outbreak of the English civil wars in the seventeenth century. A significant work of cultural history informed by political thought, Political Culture in the Reign of Elizabeth I offers a wholesale reinterpretation of the political dynamics of the reign of Queen Elizabeth.

Life of Elizabeth First

Author: Alison Weir

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 0345425502

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 532

View: 5817

Presents an exhaustively researched biography that reveals the personality, private life, and romantic intrigues of Elizabeth I

Speeches of Queen Elizabeth I

Author: Elizabeth I, Queen of England

Publisher: Dalcassian Publishing Company

ISBN: 1078716382


Page: N.A

View: 443

Enclosed here are a few of the speeches at Elizabeth I Tudor gave during her tenure as Queen of England.

Queen Elizabeth I

Author: J.E. Neale

Publisher: Chicago Review Press

ISBN: 0897336720

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 446

View: 7672

Long cosidered the definitive biography of the great Tudor Queen, this scholarly and immensely readable book won the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for Biography and hs been translated into nine languages.

Elizabeth I

Author: Clark Hulse

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 9780252071614

Category: History

Page: 158

View: 4546

Making history from the moment of her birth, England's Queen Elizabeth I (1533-1603) was a legend within her own lifetime. To her supporters, Elizabeth I was Gloriana, the Faerie Queene, a dignified and powerful woman who ruled with cunning and skill for forty-four years. To her detractors she was the ruthless supporter of a false religion; the murderer of her cousin Mary Queen of Scots; a wanton woman, herself illegitimate, who sullied the crown with her licentious behavior. The legends that have grown up around Elizabeth are fascinating, but as this book shows, the truth is just as remarkable. In Elizabeth I: Ruler and Legend, Clark Hulse brings Elizabeth to life, combining text and images to tell her story through the objects handed down by history. Commemorating the four hundredth anniversary of Elizabeth's death, this handsome volume contains over one hundred photographs of books, manuscripts, maps, letters, paintings, clothing, furniture, and many more artifacts dating from her reign. Each of these objects tells a story, and Hulse uses them as a starting point for a broad and thorough examination of Elizabeth and the society in which she lived. Beginning with an analysis of the political events surrounding her birth, the book describes Elizabeth's relationship with her father, Henry VIII, and the maneuvering that led to her eventual coronation upon the death of her half-sister Mary Tudor in 1558. As queen, Elizabeth oversaw a period of breathtaking cultural achievement. She kept England from being torn apart by the religious wars raging across Europe, and she withstood both an assassination plot and the massive military threat of the Spanish Armada. This book addresses all these major events, as well as a whole host of lesser-known aspects of Elizabeth's reign. Hulse includes discussions of topics such as the education of Tudor women; markers of identity; portraits of Elizabeth; the queen's speaking style; her interest in America; music at the Tudor court; and literary depictions of Elizabeth by Shakespeare, Spenser, and other poets.

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother

Author: Hugh Massingbred

Publisher: Macmillan Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780333759806

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 120

View: 8143

Through a series of deft and witty captions accompanying the splendid photos, the story of Her Majesty's private and public life unfolds into an original, memorable and exquisitely-produced portrait of the 20th century's most charming survivor.

Fifty Years the Queen

Author: Arthur Bousfield,Garry Toffoli

Publisher: Dundurn

ISBN: 1550023608

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 232

View: 9615

This tribute examines the life of this outstanding personality and monarch, with emphasis on her Canadian experiences.