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The Reign of Elizabeth I : Court and Culture in the Last Decade - John Guy

The Reign of Elizabeth I

Court and Culture in the Last Decade

By: John Guy (Editor)

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Published: 7th September 1995
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This book is about the politics and political culture of the "last decade" of the reign of Elizabeth I, in effect the years 1585 to 1603. It takes a critical and provocative look at the declining Virgin Queen. Many teachers and their students have failed to consider the "last decade" in its own right, or have ignored it, having begun their accounts in 1558 and struggled on to the defeat of the Armada in 1588. Only two major political surveys have been attempted since 1926. Neither allots adequate space to Crown patronage, Puritanism and religion, society and the economy, political thought, and literature and drama. This book will be indispensable to a fuller understanding of the age.

"The various contributors have done a fine job in filling out the contentions with some of the most important writing on the late Elizabethan period to have appeared in decades." Glenn Burgess, Albion "The scholarship is impeccable throughout this volume, and the writers are acknowledged exprts in their respective fields." Ben Lowe, The Historian "John Guy's impressive gathering of essays addresses the Tudor dynasty's twilight moment...as virtually a "second reign" for the aging queen. Richard McCoy's superb treatment of the politics of the poetical anthology, combined with Alistair Fox's assessment of patronage's decline, clears a way for fresh understanding of thiss urgent aspect of early literary production and transmission." International Journal of the Classical Tradition, vol.6.1

Preface
Abbreviations
Introduction: the 1590s: the second reign of Elizabeth I?
The patronage of the Crown in Elizabethan politics: the 1590s in perspective
Regnum Cecilianum? A Cecilian perspective of the court
Patronage at Court, faction and the earl of Essex
Peers, patronage and the politics of history
The fall of Sir John Perrot
The Elizabethan establishment and the ecclesiastical polity
Ecclesiastical vitriol: religious satire in the 1590s and the invention of puritanism
Ecclesiastical vitriol: the kirk, the puritans and the future king of England
Social strain and social dislocation, 1585-1603
Lords of Liberty: Francis Davison and the cult of Elizabeth
The complaint of poetry for the death of liberality: the decline of literary patronage in the 1590s
Summer's Last Will and Testament: revels' end
The theatre and the court in the 1590s
Index
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ISBN: 9780521443418
ISBN-10: 0521443415
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 328
Published: 7th September 1995
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.55 x 16.1  x 2.82
Weight (kg): 0.65