Elizabethans

Author: Patrick Collinson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 265

View: 474

The age of Elizabeth I continues to exercise a fascination unmatched by other periods of English history. Yet while the leading figures may seem familiar, many Elizabethan figures, including the queen herself, remain enigmatic. In Elizabethans Patrick Collinson examines the religious beliefs both of Elizabeth and of Shakespeare, as well as redrawing the main features of the political and religious structure of the reign. He understands the characters of the period as individuals but is also sensitive to the attitudes and beliefs of the day.

Elizabethans

Author: Patrick Collinson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 280

View: 132

The age of Elizabeth I continues to exercise a fascination unmatched by other periods of English history. Yet while the leading figures may seem familiar, many Elizabethan figures, including the queen herself, remain enigmatic. In Elizabethans Patrick Collinson examines the religious beliefs both of Elizabeth and of Shakespeare, as well as redrawing the main features of the political and religious structure of the reign. He understands the characters of the period as individuals but is also sensitive to the attitudes and beliefs of the day.

OCR GCSE History SHP: The Elizabethans, 1580-1603

Author: Michael Riley

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 112

View: 245

An OCR endorsed textbook Let SHP successfully steer you through the new specification with an exciting, enquiry-based series that invigorates teaching and learning; combining best practice principles and worthwhile tasks to develop students' high-level historical knowledge and skills. - Tackle unfamiliar topics from the broadened curriculum with confidence: the engaging, accessible text covers the content you need for teacher-led lessons and independent study - Ease the transition to GCSE: step-by-step enquiries inspired by best practice in KS3 help to simplify lesson planning and ensure continuous progression within and across units - Build the knowledge and understanding students need to succeed: the scaffolded three-part task structure enables students to record, reflect on and review their learning - Boost student performance across the board: suitably challenging tasks encourage high achievers to excel at GCSE while clear explanations make key concepts accessible to all - Rediscover your enthusiasm for source work: a range of purposeful, intriguing visual and written source material is embedded at the heart of each investigation to enhance understanding - Develop students' sense of period: the visually stimulating text design uses memorable case studies, diagrams, infographics and contemporary photos to bring fascinating events and people to life

The Elizabethans

Author: A. N. Wilson

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 448

View: 351

"In Wilson's hands these familiar stories make for gripping reading."—The New York Times Book Review New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice Author of Dante in Love A sweeping panorama of the Elizabethan age, a time of remarkable, strange personages and great political and social change, by one of our most renowned historians A time of exceptional creativity, wealth creation, larger-than-life royalty and political expansion, the Elizabethan age was also more remarkable than any other for the Technicolor personalities of its royals and subjects. Apart from the complex character of the Virgin Queen herself, A. N. Wilson's The Elizabethans follows the stories of Francis Drake, a privateer who not only defeated the Spanish Armada but also circumnavigated the globe with a drunken, mutinous crew and without reliable navigational instruments; political intriguers like William Cecil and Francis Walsingham; and Renaissance literary geniuses from Sir Philip Sidney to Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare. Most crucially, this was the age when modern Britain was born and established independence from mainland Europe—both in its resistance to Spanish and French incursions and in its declaration of religious liberty from the pope—and laid the foundations for the explosion of British imperial power and eventual American domination. An acknowledged master of the all-encompassing single-volume history, Wilson tells the exhilarating story of the Elizabethan era with all the panoramic sweep of his bestselling The Victorians, and with the wit and iconoclasm that are his trademarks.

Titled Elizabethans

A Directory of Elizabethan Court, State, and Church Officers, 1558–1603

Author: A. Kinney

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 324

View: 237

Published over forty years ago, the original edition of Titled Elizabethans provided a ready reference source to Elizabethan court, state, and household. This long-awaited revised edition expands considerably upon the original, adding new categories and a host of previously overlooked figures.

Ovid and the Elizabethans

Author: Frederick Samuel Boas

Publisher: Ardent Media

ISBN:

Category: Comparative literature

Page: 16

View: 857

Eminent Elizabethans

Rupert Murdoch, Prince Charles, Margaret Thatcher & Mick Jagger

Author: Piers Brendon

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 630

Margaret Thatcher, Rupert Murdoch, Prince Charles, Mick Jagger - four figures who have illuminated our age. ·Margaret Thatcher – the first female Prime Minister, who dedicated herself with messianic zeal to breaking the mould of post-war British politics ·Rupert Murdoch – the billionaire media mogul whose empire, built on an ethical void, has polluted the channels of communication from London to Sydney, from New York to New Guinea ·Prince Charles – the royal dilettante whose erratic exploits shook the throne and put his own succession to it at risk ·Mick Jagger – lead singer of the Rolling Stones, who embodied the sixties counter-culture of sex and drugs and rock ‘n’ roll yet aspired to be a gentleman and accepted a knighthood at the behest of Tony Blair. A sequel to Brendon’s bestselling Eminent Edwardians, Eminent Elizabethans is written in the same witty, ironic and irreverent style and reveals how each one played out a major theme in the new Elizabethan medley. Each is vividly and vitally depicted through pungent anecdote, piquant quotation and mordant commentary. In short, these brilliant miniatures are as entertaining as they are illuminating.

Thomas Lodge and Other Elizabethans

Author: Charles Jasper Sisson

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 526

View: 144

First Published in 1967. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Elizabethans

Author: Arthur Henry Bullen

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: England

Page: 226

View: 570

Elizabethans Errant

The Strange Fortunes of Sir Thomas Sherley and His Three Sons, as Well in the Dutch Wars as in Muscovy, Morocco, Persia, Spain, and the Indies

Author: David W. Davies

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Nobility

Page: 337

View: 739

The Welsh Elizabethans

Author: Frederick James Harries

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Great Britain

Page: 283

View: 739

The Elizabethans' America

Author: Louis Booker Wright

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: America

Page: 295

View: 762

Contains primary source material.

Being Elizabethan

Understanding Shakespeare's Neighbors

Author: Norman Jones

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 129

Captures the worldviews, concerns, joys, and experiences of people living through the cultural changes in the second half of the sixteenth century and the early seventeenth century, Shakespeare’s age. Elizabethans lived through a time of cultural collapse and rejuvenation as the impacts of globalization, the religious Reformation, economic and scientific revolutions, wars, and religious dissent forced them to reformulate their ideas of God, nation, society and self. This well-written, accessible book depicting how Elizabethans perceived reality and acted on their perceptions illustrates Elizabethan life, offering readers well-told stories about the Elizabethan people and the world around them. It defines the older ideas of pre-Elizabethan culture and shows how they were shattered and replaced by a new culture based on the emergence of individual conscience. The book posits that post-Reformation English culture, emphasizing the internalization of religious certainties, embraced skepticism in ways that valued individualism over older communal values. Being Elizabethan portrays how people’s lives were shaped and changed by the tension between a received belief in divine stability and new, destabilizing, ideas about physical and metaphysical truth. It begins with a chapter that examines how idealized virtues in a divinely governed universe were encapsulated in funeral sermons and epitaphs, exploring how they perceived the Divine Order. Other chapters discuss Elizabethan social stations, community, economics, self-expression, and more. Illustrates how early modern culture was born by exposing readers to events, artistic expressions, and personal experiences Provides an understanding of Elizabethan people by summarizing momentous events with which they grew up Appeals to students, scholars, and laymen interested in history and literature of the Elizabethan era Shows how a new cultural era, the age of Shakespeare, grew from collapsing late Medieval worldviews. Being Elizabethan is a captivating read for anyone interested in early modern English culture and society. It is an excellent source of information for those studying Tudor and early Stuart history and/or literature.

Catholic Resistance in Elizabethan England

Robert Persons's Jesuit Polemic, 1580-1610

Author: Victor Houliston

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 212

View: 191

During his lifetime, the Jesuit priest Robert Persons (1546-1610) was arguably the leading figure fighting for the re-establishment of Catholicism in England. Whilst his colleague Edmund Campion may now be better known it was Persons's tireless efforts that kept the Jesuit mission alive during the difficult days of Elizabeth's reign. In this new study, Persons's life and phenomenal literary output are analysed and put into the broader context of recent Catholic scholarship. The book bridges the gap between historical studies, on the one hand, and literary studies on the other, by concentrating on Persons's contribution as a writer to the polemical culture of the late sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. As well as discussing his wider achievements as leader of the English Jesuits - founding three seminaries for English priests, corresponding regularly with Catholic activists in England, writing over thirty books, holding the post of rector of the English College in Rome, and being a trusted consultant to the papacy on English affairs - this study looks in detail at what is arguably his greatest legacy, The First Booke of the Christian Exercise (more commonly known as the Book of Resolution). That book, first published in 1582, was to prove the cornerstone of Persons's missionary effort, and a popular work of Catholic devotion, running to several editions over the coming years. Although Persons was ultimately unsuccessful in his ambition to return England to the Catholic fold, the story of his life and works reveals much about the ecclesiastical struggle that gripped early modern Europe. By providing a thorough and up-to-date reassessment of Persons this study not only makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the polemical context of post Reformation Catholicism, but also of the Jesuit notion of the 'apostolate of writing'.

The Elizabethan World Picture

Author: E M W Tillyard

Publisher: Random House

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 128

View: 209

The Elizabethans took from the Middle Ages the modified view of the universe which, Platonic and biblical in origin, radically differed from our own. For them all creation was ranged in an unalterable order from the angels down to man - for whom the world existed - and thence to the beasts and plants. In this short study Dr Tillyard not only elucidates such fairly familiar - though often mystifying - concepts as the four elements, the celestial harmony of 'nine enfolded Sphears', or macrocosm and microcosm; he also shows how this world picture was variously regarded as a chain of being, a network of correspondences, and a cosmic dance. Such concepts were commonplace to the Elizabethans. By expounding them the author has rendered plain, and not merely picturesque, the literature and thinking of an age.

Elizabethan Translations from the Italian

The Titles of Such Works Now First Collected and Arranged with Annotations

Author: Mary Augusta Scott

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Comparative literature

Page: 381

View: 168