The Expansion of Elizabethan England

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Springer, 2003 M04 4 - 450 páginas
Elizabethan society is arguably the most successful in English history. The adventurers and merchants (as well as the poets and playwrights) of that age are legendary. The subject of this classic study by A.L. Rowse is that society's 'expansion'. Elizabethan society expanded both physically (first into Cornwall, then Ireland, then across the oceans to first contact with Russian, the Canadian North and then the opening up of trade with India and the Far East) and in terms of ideas and influence on international affairs. Rowse argues that in the Elizabethan age we see the beginning of England's huge impact upon the world.
 

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THE SCOTTISH BORDERS AND CORNWALL
1
WALES
45
A CELTIC SOCIETY IN DECLINE
90
COLONISATION AND CONQUEST
126
V OCEANIC VOYAGES
158
VI AMERICAN COLONISATION
206
VII THE SEASTRUGGLE WITH SPAIN
238
VIII THE ARMADA AND AFTER
266
MILITARY ORGANISATION
327
X INTERVENTION IN THE NETHERLANDS
374
XI THE IRISH WAR
415
INDEX
439
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A.L. ROWSE was Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford and Fellow of the British Academy. He wrote over 50 books including Tudor Cornwall, The Spirit of English History, Bosworth Field and the War of the Rose, Cornishman at Oxford and Homosexuals in History as well as a biography of Shakespeare.

MICHAEL PORTILLO is Member of Parliament for Kensington and Chelsea and a former Chief Secretary to the Treasury, Secretary of State for Employment and Secretary of State for Defence.

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