Elizabeth I and Her Circle

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This is the story of Elizabeth I's inner circle and the crucial human relationships which lay at the heart of her personal and political life. Using a wide range of original sources - including private letters, portraits, verse, drama, and state papers - Susan Doran provides a vivid and often dramatic account of political life in Elizabethan England and the queen at its center, offering a deeper insight into Elizabeth's emotional and political conduct - and challenging many of the popular myths that have grown up around her.

It is a story replete with fascinating questions. What was the true nature of Elizabeth's relationship with her father, Henry VIII, especially after his execution of her mother? How close was she to her half-brother Edward VI - and were relations with her half-sister Mary really as poisonous as is popularly assumed? And what of her relationship with her Stewart cousins, most famously with Mary Queen of Scots, executed on Elizabeth's orders in 1587, but also with Mary's son James VI of Scotland, later to succeed Elizabeth as her chosen successor?

Elizabeth's relations with her family were crucial, but just as crucial were her relations with her courtiers and her councillors. Here again, the story raises a host of fascinating questions. Was the queen really sexually jealous of her maids of honour? Did physically attractive male favourites dominate her court? What does her long and intimate relationship with the Earl of Leicester reveal about her character, personality, and attitude to marriage? What can the fall of Essex tell us about Elizabeth's political management in the final years of her reign? And what was the true nature of her personal and political relationship with influential and long-serving councillors such as the Cecils and Sir Francis Walsingham? And how did courtiers and councillors deal with their demanding royal mistress?

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Susan Doran teaches at St Benet's Hall and is a Senior Research Fellow at Jesus College, Oxford. She has published numerous books on Tudor history, including most recently The Tudor Chronicles (2008). Her work has included consultancies for the media, and she has edited catalogues for three major exhibitions in London. She has regularly been interviewed for radio and TV programmes. She is married with two adult children.

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"This is a readable, lively revival of a field that has languished in scholarship, despite the enthusiasm in popular culture for all things Elizabethan. The Elizabeth that is set within Doran's 'circle' comes across as a smart, passionate, and effective leader who understood the frailties of her courtiers and had her own."--Journal of Modern History


"Doran's treatment of the individuals who exemplify her 'circles' is consistently judicious and exhibits genuine mastery over her subject matter...[T]his is an altogether superior book and one that demonstrates scholarly instincts and a knowledge of the period of a much higher order...[I]t offers a series of shrewd and reliably sound case studies of Elizabeth's personal relationships with those around her. As such, many readers will find it a valuable addition to the scholarship on Elizabeth I's queenship."--American Historical Review


"[Doran] has produced a remarkable book about Queen Elizabeth I, one which will be of interest and is accessible to the general public and yet is also of great value to scholars in the field. Even those who are experts about the life and reign of Elizabeth will learn something new...Elizabeth I had many circles around her. Centuries later the queen is encircled again by a noted historian who has produced a superb study."--Renaissance Quarterly


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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press, 2015. Condizione libro: New. The story of Elizabeth I's inner circle and the crucial human relationships which lay at the heart of her personal and political life. A vivid and often dramatic account, offering a deeper insight into Elizabeth's emotional and political conduct, and challenging many popular myths about her. Num Pages: 424 pages, 20 b&w halftones. BIC Classification: 1DBKE; 3JB; BGR; HBJD1; HBLH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 244 x 170 x 30. Weight in Grams: 810. . 2015. 1st Edition. Hardcover. . . . . . Codice libro della libreria V9780199574957

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Descrizione libro Oxford University Press. Hardback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, Elizabeth I and Her Circle, Susan Doran, This is the story of Elizabeth I's inner circle and the crucial human relationships which lay at the heart of her personal and political life. Using a wide range of original sources - including private letters, portraits, verse, drama, and state papers - Susan Doran provides a vivid and often dramatic account of political life in Elizabethan England and the queen at its centre, offering a deeper insight into Elizabeth's emotional and political conduct - and challenging many of the popular myths that have grown up around her. It is a story replete with fascinating questions. What was the true nature of Elizabeth's relationship with her father, Henry VIII, especially after his execution of her mother? How close was she to her half-brother Edward VI - and were relations with her half-sister Mary really as poisonous as is popularly assumed? And what of her relationship with her Stewart cousins, most famously with Mary Queen of Scots, executed on Elizabeth's orders in 1587, but also with Mary's son James VI of Scotland, later to succeed Elizabeth as her chosen successor? Elizabeth's relations with her family were crucial, but just as crucial were her relations with her courtiers and her councillors. Here again, the story raises a host of fascinating questions. Was the queen really sexually jealous of her maids of honour? Did physically attractive male favourties dominate her court? What does her long and intimate relationship with the Earl of Leicester reveal about her character, personality, and attitude to marriage? What can the fall of Essex tell us about Elizabeth's political management in the final years of her reign? And what was the true nature of her personal and political relationship with influential and long-serving councillors such as the Cecils and Sir Francis Walsingham? And how did courtiers and councillors deal with their demanding royal mistress?. Codice libro della libreria B9780199574957

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