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The Reign of Elizabeth I, 1558–1603 (Oxford History of England #8)

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Few rulers have impressed themselves so forcefully on the memory and imagination of their people as Queen Elizabeth I. 'Elizabethan England' was, in a very real sense, Elizabeth's England, and the country she left behind when she died was a kingdom that had won a commanding position among the great powers of Europe. This book, first published in The Oxford History of Engla ...more
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Published December 31st 1959 by Oxford University Press, USA
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It's 539 pages long, not including maps and tables, and is perhaps the best Oxford History after AJP Taylor's. The second last chapter dealt with Ireland, which was a bit of a mess in the Pale or out of it and something had to be done about it but no one knew what, primarily because it hadn't to be a base for the Spanish to attack England. There was a big problem with Hugh O'Neill, the earl of Tyrone, who was cold, calculating and very crafty, and wanted the English out. As you know, from earlie ...more
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