Elizabeth regina plowden alison. Elizabeth I / The Elizabeth Quartet, by Alison Plowden 2019-03-09

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Elizabeth I / The Elizabeth Quartet, by Alison Plowden

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The Spanish Armada's failure associated her with one of English history's greatest military victories. On the contrary, she was a wily mistress of prevarication. I guess attitudes were different in 1970. Coincidentally, this is also the period when Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, played an important role in English politics. I guess attitudes were different in 1970.

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marriage with my kingdom the by alison plowden

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As noted above, Plowden doesn't quite take on board the importance of Elizabeth's teenage experiences in shaping her attitude toward sexuality and relationships, preferring to concentrate on what had happened to her mother and sister one executed, the other trapped into a loveless and unsuccessful dynastic match. Bookseller: , Washington, United States Madison Books, Incorporated, 1978. Elizabeth's life was fascinating regardless whose account you read - and I've read dozens - but this is among the better ones. Dustjacket has very minor edge wear and light rubbing. Yet it seems to have been only Hapsburgs or French princes who were under consideration.

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marriage with my kingdom the by alison plowden

elizabeth regina plowden alison

I quite understand the author - who would buy a book titled Robert Dux? I'm planning to write a big article on Queen Elizabeth I soon, hence the sudden spike in books with her name in the title. The reader of Alison Plowden's Elizabeth I is left feeling entertained, informed and satisfied. Go back to specific sources for quotes, figures and citations. Cover has very minor edge wear with tail of spine lightly bumped. My recent Elizabeth book dealt in details with times before her accession, so this time I aimed for something general, the whole life kind of biography. The book gets better as it progresses and overall makes a decent reading. The third book, Marriage with My Kingdom, is an interesting example of writing about something that never happened, Elizabeth's marriage.

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marriage with my kingdom the by alison plowden

elizabeth regina plowden alison

At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Bookseller: , Washington, United States London: Macmillan. More moderate a ruler than her father and half-siblings, one of her mottoes was 'video et taceo' 'I see, and say nothing'. Yet it seems to have been only Hapsburgs or French princes who were under consideration. The standout book for me, with a lot of material I hadn't really considered before, was the second, Danger to Elizabeth, which looked mainly at the relationship between Elizabeth and English Catholics, and gives quite a substantial and detailed description of Catholic operations inside England — largely a matter of attempting to service the spiritual needs of the recusant community, though of course often tangled up with the high politics of attempted regime change and foreign sponsorship. Contents of the book remain clean internally and the book has a firm binding with no hinge weakness. Her forty-four year reign, for many years politically shaky after she was branded a heretic by the pope, eventually brought England stability, helping forge its sense of national identity.

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Elizabeth I / The Elizabeth Quartet, by Alison Plowden

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Works like a dream, because you have some no-pressure time to actually get acquainted with your subject. They seem to have been operating as a sort of finishing school. The standout book for me, with a lot of material I hadn't really considered before, was the second, Danger to Elizabeth actually four separate books inside a single cover - Young Elizabeth 1971 , Danger to Elizabeth 1973 , Marriage with My Kingdom: The Courtships of Queen Elizabeth I 1977 and Elizabeth Regina 1980 , all slightly updated in 2004 so references to the horrors of the twentieth century have been updated to the horrors of the twenty-first. She was devoted to animal welfare, and shared her home with two cats. Anyway, good background reading, particularly the second book.

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marriage with my kingdom the by alison plowden

elizabeth regina plowden alison

Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. And, Habsburgs apart, are there ever any German princelings mentioned in this context at all? She wrote the script for the series Mistress of Hardwick about , which won her a Writers' Guild Award for the best educational television series, and several television plays, including Sweet England's Pride, and The Case of Eliza Armstrong. The third book, Marriage with My Kingdom, is an interesting example of writing about something that never happened, Elizabeth's marriage. Privately educated, she worked for the as a script editor. The spine may show signs of wear. .

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Elizabeth I by Alison Plowden

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Alison Plowden is a queen of this genre. This was the most interesting and accessible analysis of Elizabeth Tudor's life that I have read. But I'm getting off topic. All my fault - it clearly says 1588-1603 on the cover, I should have connected the dates to Elizabeth's reign. And Robert Dudley of course.

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Alison Plowden

elizabeth regina plowden alison

I picked it in a hurry and - ok, I'll confess - mainly because of a picture on the cover: Elizabeth in a fancy, huge, white-and-red dress obviously, I got hold of an older edition - one available today is not as eye-catching. She was born at in , a descendant of and, collaterally, of. Elizabeth's life was fascinating regardless whose account you read - and I've read dozens - but this is among the better ones. I'll let you know when I'm finished, in the meantime get ready for a nice portion of Elizabethan age stories :. The standout book for me, with a lot of material I hadn't really considered before, was the second, Danger to Elizabeth, which looked mainly at the relationship between Elizabeth and English Catholics, and gives quite a substantial and detailed description of Catholic operations inside England - largely a matter of attempting to service the spiritual needs of the recusant community, though of course often tangled up with the high politics of attempted regime change and foreign sponsorship. At twenty-five this dogged survivor succeeded her half-sister 'Bloody Mary', who had imprisoned Elizabeth for almost a year on suspicion of supporting Protestant rebels.

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Elizabeth Regina by Alison Plowden

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Tagged the 'Virgin Queen', Elizabeth considered herself married to England, never settling on a groom when any choice of foreign prince could have worked politically against her favour. Renowned by detractors as short-tempered and indecisive, Elizabeth was also famously charming and no flibbertigibbet. Sexuality is a complex thing and one can hardly blame Elizabeth for rejecting the narrow options which were made available to her if they were not right for her. Plowden makes what seems to me an honest effort to disentangle these strands and to tell it from the perspective of both Catholics and the government; it also of course is a very important element of the Elizabethan approach to Ireland, where religion became integral to the conflict during Elizabeth's reign in a way that had not been the case before. At twenty-five this dogged survivor succeeded her half-sister 'Bloody Mary', who had Alison Plowden is a queen of this genre. Alison Margaret Chichele Plowden 18 December 1931—17 August 2007 was an historian and biographer well known for her popular non-fiction about the period.

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Elizabeth Regina by Alison Plowden

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All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. Sexuality is a complex thing and one can hardly blame Elizabeth for rejecting the narrow options which were made available to her if they were not right for her. Her true great love, Robert Dudley 'the Gypsy', was beneath her in rank, of famously treasonous stock and of dubious public renown after the mysterious death of his wife Amy. The first and fourth books, Young Elizabeth and Elizabeth Regina, cover the start and end of Elizabeth's life; decent enough retellings, but I've read better elsewhere, and I was a bit shocked that Plowden assigns some blame to Elizabeth for the abuse she suffered from her stepfather as a teenager. I even learned two new words pertinacious and tergiversate!!! Anyway, good background reading, particularly the second book.

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