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The Expansion of Elizabethan England (The Elizabethan Age #2)

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The settling of Elizabeth's reign in England, Wales and Ireland. England's sea exploits and wars in Europe and England's most famous heroes in the sixteenth century.
Hardcover, 518 pages
Published 2012 by The Folio Society Ltd (first published 1955)
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Jose Vidal
Una obra interesante, que menciona y elabora una buena cantidad de asuntos poco tratados en otras obras sobre el periodo (por ejemplo el papel de Gales y el galés en la misma), lastrado por un sesgado punto de vista que hoy, además, se lee como terriblemente anticuado y a veces molesto. Su visión partidista, por ejemplo, de la administración inglesa de Irlanda (aunque trufado de excelentes datos e interesantes reflexiones) parece justificar constantemente cualquier medida inglesa ante la necesid ...more
Mark Singer
Triumphalist history by an establishment historian, who described how 16th century England under the reign of Elizabeth I subjugated the barbaric Celtic periphery and singed the King of Spain's beard. Huzzah! [sarcasm]
I lost track of the cliches. Rowse's condescending attitude towards the Welsh and sneering contempt for the Irish and their "refusal to accept civilizing by the English" put me off. (My quotes)
Philip Cook
May 14, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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The narrative continues in Rowse's inimitable style of love for his subject and at times derogatory humour. He dwells in depth on the lives of such people as Lord Burghley, Leicester, Essex, Drake, Sidney and many many more. Myths are exploded and new insights gleefully stated throwing in anecdotes of among others Shakespeare and Marlowe. Totally engrossing.
Jul 01, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
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Incredibly boring. A.L. Rowse is also incredibly biased about England. He still sees blacks as slaves and natives as savages. Really outdated and limited view. What saved this book from a one star was that there was at least some interesting parts.
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Alfred Leslie Rowse, CH FBA, known professionally as A. L. Rowse and to his friends and family as Leslie, was a prolific Cornish historian. He is perhaps best known for his poetry about Cornwall and his work on Elizabethan England. He was also a Shakespearean scholar and biographer. He developed a widespread reputation for irascibility and intellectual arrogance.

One of Rowse's great enthusiasms wa