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The England of Elizabeth

Author: A L Rowse
Publisher: Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, [2003], ©1950.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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"A. L. Rowse's vivid portrayal of the Elizabethan world is a detailed account of that society and tradition from the lowest social class to the men and women who governed the realm. This new edition is complemented by a major new introduction from Christopher Haigh, offering both a reflection on Rowse's masterpiece and an assessment of the Elizabethan age."--BOOK JACKET.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: A L Rowse
ISBN: 0299188140 9780299188146 1403908125 9781403908124
OCLC Number: 52312438
Notes: "Palgrave Macmillan."
Originally published: London : Macmillan, 1950. This edition lacks the illustrative matter of the original.
Description: xxxvii, 17-605 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction / Christopher Haigh --
Preface to the Original Edition --
I. Prologue --
A Living Age --
II. Prologue --
The Elizabethan Discovery of England --
III. The Land --
IV. The New Wealth: Economic Advance --
V. London and the Towns --
VI. Social Classes --
VII. The Government of the Realm --
VIII. Administration: Central and Local --
IX. Law in the Society --
X. The Church --
XI. Catholics and Puritans --
XII. Education and the Social Order.
Responsibility: A.L. Rowse ; introduction by Christopher Haigh.

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"A. L. Rowse's vivid portrayal of the Elizabethan world is a detailed account of that society and tradition from the lowest social class to the men and women who governed the realm. This new edition is complemented by a major new introduction from Christopher Haigh, offering both a reflection on Rowse's masterpiece and an assessment of the Elizabethan age."--BOOK JACKET.

"This reissue of Rowse's famously vivid portrayal of the Elizabethan world is complemented by a major introduction from Christopher Haigh which offers both a reflection on Rowse's masterpiece and an assessment of the Elizabethan age."--BOOK JACKET.

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