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The Polarisation of Elizabethan Politics by Paul E.J. Hammer
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Nov 14, 2011

it was amazing
bookshelves: age-of-philip-ii-1559-1598

A heavily researched study of Queen Elizabeth I's favorite, the Earl of Essex, from his emergence at court in 1585 to the late 1590s. Hammer provides a convincing study that shows Essex's important role in politics, the military, international relations, and the protestant cause in contast to the traditional view of him as a playboy. Excellent read.

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November 14, 2011 – Shelved
November 14, 2011 – Shelved as: age-of-philip-ii-1559-1598
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