Autor: Susan Doran
ISBN-13: 9780199574957
Einband: Buch
Seiten: 397
Gewicht: 813 g
Format: 241x161x35 mm
Sprache: Englisch
The story of Elizabeth I's inner circle and the crucial human relationships which lay at the heart of her personal and political life. A vivid and often dramatic account, offering a deeper insight into Elizabeth's emotional and political conduct, and challenging many popular myths about her.
The story of Elizabeth I's inner circle and the crucial human relationships which lay at the heart of her personal and political life. A vivid and often dramatic account, offering a deeper insight into Elizabeth's emotional and political conduct, and challenging many popular myths about her.
Introduction; Part I: Kin; 1 Parents and siblings; 2 Suffolk Cousins; 3 Mary Queen of Scots; 4 James VI of Scotland; Part II: Courtiers; 5 'Eyes': Robert Dudley, earl of Leicester; 6 'Lids': Sir Christopher Hatton; 7 Her 'moste humble vassall': Robert Devereux, second earl of Essex; 8 'The women who serve'; Part III: Councillors; 9 'Sir Spirit': Sir William Cecil, Lord Burghley; 10 'Her Moor: Sir Francis Walsingham; 11 'Pygmy': Sir Robert Cecil; Some Conclusions; Bibliography; Notes; Index
This is the story of Elizabeth I's inner circle and the crucial human relationships which lay at the heart of her personal and political life. Using a wide range of original sources - including private letters, portraits, verse, drama, and state papers - Susan Doran provides a vivid and often dramatic account of political life in Elizabethan England and the queen at its centre, offering a deeper insight into Elizabeth's emotional and political conduct - and
challenging many of the popular myths that have grown up around her.

It is a story replete with fascinating questions. What was the true nature of Elizabeth's relationship with her father, Henry VIII, especially after his execution of her mother? How close was she to her half-brother Edward VI - and were relations with her half-sister Mary really as poisonous as is popularly assumed? And what of her relationship with her Stewart cousins, most famously with Mary Queen of Scots, executed on Elizabeth's orders in 1587, but also with Mary's son James VI of Scotland,
later to succeed Elizabeth as her chosen successor?

Elizabeth's relations with her family were crucial, but just as crucial were her relations with her courtiers and her councillors. Here again, the story raises a host of fascinating questions. Was the queen really sexually jealous of her maids of honour? Did physically attractive male favourties dominate her court? What does her long and intimate relationship with the Earl of Leicester reveal about her character, personality, and attitude to marriage? What can the fall of Essex tell us about
Elizabeth's political management in the final years of her reign? And what was the true nature of her personal and political relationship with influential and long-serving councillors such as the Cecils and Sir Francis Walsingham? And how did courtiers and councillors deal with their demanding royal
mistress?
Autor: Susan Doran
Susan Doran teaches at St Benet's Hall and is a Senior Research Fellow at Jesus College, Oxford. She has published numerous books on Tudor history, including most recently The Tudor Chronicles (2008). Her work has included consultancies for the media, and she has edited catalogues for three major exhibitions in London. She has regularly been interviewed for radio and TV programmes, and is currently planning an exhibition with the Bodleian Library on StuartSuccessions. She is married with two adult children.

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Autor: Susan Doran
ISBN-13 :: 9780199574957
ISBN: 0199574952
Erscheinungsjahr: 26.03.2015
Verlag: Oxford University Press
Gewicht: 813g
Seiten: 397
Sprache: Englisch
Sonstiges: Buch, 241x161x35 mm, 20 b&w halftones