The Expansion of Elizabethan England

Authors: Rowse, A., Portillo, M.

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Elizabethan society is arguably the most successful in English history. The adventurers and merchants (as well as the poets and playwrights) of that age are legendary. The subject of this classic study by A.L. Rowse is that society's 'expansion'. Elizabethan society expanded both physically (first into Cornwall, then Ireland, then across the oceans to first contact with Russian, the Canadian North and then the opening up of trade with India and the Far East) and in terms of ideas and influence on international affairs. Rowse argues that in the Elizabethan age we see the beginning of England's huge impact upon the world.

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A.L. ROWSE was Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford and Fellow of the British Academy. He wrote over 50 books including Tudor Cornwall, The Spirit of English History, Bosworth FieldĀ and the War of the Rose, Cornishman at Oxford and Homosexuals in History as well as a biography of Shakespeare.

MICHAEL PORTILLO is Member of Parliament for Kensington and Chelsea and a former Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Secretary of State for Employment and Secretary of State for Defence.

Reviews

'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 second volume of his The Elizabethan Age brilliantly fulfils the high promise of its predecessor.' - The Economist


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Expansion of Elizabethan England
Authors
Copyright
1955
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-59713-6
DOI
10.1057/9780230597136
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4039-0813-1
Edition Number
2
Number of Pages
XVIII, 450
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