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With the heart of a king : Elizabeth I of England, Philip II of Spain, and the fight for a nation's soul and crown

Author: Benton Rain Patterson
Publisher: New York : St. Martins Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"Philip II of Spain, the most powerful monarch in sixteenth-century Europe and a ferocious empire-builder, was matched against the dauntless queen of England, Elizabeth I, determined to defend her country and thwart Philip's ambitions. Philip had been king of England while married to Elizabeth's half-sister, Bloody Mary Tudor, a devout Catholic. After Mary's untimely death, he courted Elizabeth, the new queen, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Elizabeth, Queen of England; Philip, King of Spain
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Benton Rain Patterson
ISBN: 0312348444 9780312348441
OCLC Number: 71004611
Description: x, 340 p., [8] p. of plates : ill., map ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1 The Prince 1 --
2 The Princess 13 --
3 The Preparation for a Crown 29 --
4 The Bloody Queen 45 --
5 The Suspect Princess 60 --
6 The New Spanish King 72 --
7 The End of Reign 88 --
8 The New Queen 104 --
9 The New Proposal 121 --
10 The Religious Divide 138 --
11 The Catholic Rival 158 --
12 The Tragedies and Triumphs 180 --
13 The Netherlands Revolt 198 --
14 The Hostilities 215 --
15 The Preparation for Conquest 231 --
16 The Defenders 246 --
17 The Grand Armada 260 --
18 The Rulers of the Sea 277 --
19 The Ruin and the Renewal 298 --
20 The Final Defeat 311.
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Philip II was the most powerful monarch in sixteenth-century Europe, heir to the Hapsburgs and zealous defender of world Catholicism. Elizabeth I was the daughter of Henry VIII, who had torn England  Read more...

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"He was the dour Catholic despot bent on stamping out the Reformation; she was the plucky ruler of Europe's leading Protestant power. He was the widower who proposed marriage to his sister-in-law; Read more...

 
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