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The expansion of Elizabethan England

Author: A L Rowse
Publisher: Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003, ©1955.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : 2nd ed.View all editions and formats
This classic study of Elizabethan society, first published by Macmillan in 1955, is now available in a new edition. In this masterpiece, Rowse follows the first steps of Elizabethan England - with its legendary adventurers and merchants - to Imperial Greatness. He skilfully examines the expansion of society both by state and individual enterprise, starting at home then travelling across the seas to Ireland, the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Rowse, A.L. (Alfred Leslie), 1903-1997.
Expansion of Elizabethan England.
Basingstoke : Palgrave Macmillan, 2003, ©1955
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: A L Rowse
ISBN: 9780230597136 0230597130
OCLC Number: 681911146
Description: 1 online resource (xviii, 449 pages)
Contents: Foreword; Michael Portillo --
The Borderlands: The Scottish Borders and Cornwall --
The Borderlands: Wales --
Ireland: A Celtic Society in Decline --
Ireland: Colonisation and Conquest --
Oceanic Voyages --
American Colonisation --
The Sea-Struggle with Spain --
The Armada and After --
War on Land: Military Organisation --
Intervention in the Netherlands --
The Irish War.
Responsibility: A.L. Rowse.


Elizabethan society is arguably the most successful in English history. Elizabethan society expanded both physically (first into Cornwall, then Ireland, then across the oceans to first contact with  Read more...


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'Dr Rowse has created a masterpiece on a great subject.' - The Times Literary Supplement 'One of the major works of historical literature to appear in our time.' - The New Statesman '. . . Rowse's Read more...

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