The First Elizabeth

A portrait of the Tudor queen and her times attempts to give an accurate portrayal of Elizabeth's complex personality

Author: Carolly Erickson

Publisher: New York : Summit Books

ISBN: UOM:39015048776077

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 447

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A portrait of the Tudor queen and her times attempts to give an accurate portrayal of Elizabeth's complex personality
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Life of Elizabeth First

Presents an exhaustively researched biography that reveals the personality, private life, and romantic intrigues of Elizabeth I

Author: Alison Weir

Publisher: Ballantine Books

ISBN: 9780345425508

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 532

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Presents an exhaustively researched biography that reveals the personality, private life, and romantic intrigues of Elizabeth I
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Elizabeth of York

‘Weir perfectly combines the dramatic colour and timing of an historical novelist with the truth to fact of a scrupulous historian’ The Times Britain’s foremost female historian reveals the true story of this key figure in the Wars of ...

Author: Alison Weir

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781448191383

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 576

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‘Weir perfectly combines the dramatic colour and timing of an historical novelist with the truth to fact of a scrupulous historian’ The Times Britain’s foremost female historian reveals the true story of this key figure in the Wars of the Roses and the Tudor dynasty who began life a princess, spent her youth as a bastard fugitive, but who finally married the first Tudor king and was the mother of Henry VIII. Elizabeth of York would have ruled England, but for the fact that she was a woman. Heiress to the royal House of York, she schemed to marry Richard III, the man who had deposed and probably killed her brothers, and it is possible that she then conspired to put Henry Tudor on the throne. Yet after marriage to Henry VII, which united the royal houses of Lancaster and York, a picture emerges of a model consort - mild, pious, generous and fruitful. It has been said that Elizabeth was distrusted by Henry VII and her formidable mother-in-law, Margaret Beaufort, but contemporary evidence shows that Elizabeth was, in fact, influential. Alison Weir builds an intriguing portrait of this beloved queen, placing her in the context of the magnificent, ceremonious, often brutal, world she inhabited, and revealing the woman behind the myth.
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The First Elizabeth

scandals and gossip, continued about Dudley, 180–84, 190–98, 2O5, 212, 257-59, 266-67, 355, 37I about Elizabeth and de Vere, 267 about Elizabeth and Dudley, ...

Author: Carolly Erickson

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 142990397X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 448

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In this remarkable biography, Carolly Erickson brings Elizabeth I to life and allows us to see her as a living, breathing, elegant, flirtatious, diplomatic, violent, arrogant, and outrageous woman who commands our attention, fascination, and awe. With the special skill for which she is acclaimed, Carolly Erickson electrifies the senses as she evokes with total fidelity the brilliant colors of Elizabethan clothing and jewelry, the texture of tapestries, and even the close, perfumed air of castle rooms. Erickson demonstrates her extraordinary ability to discern and bring to life psychological and physical reality.
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Elizabeth I

This two-volume set is the first complete collection of Elizabeth’s translations from and into Latin, French, and Italian.

Author: Elizabeth I

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226201337

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 504

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England’s Virgin Queen, Elizabeth Tudor, had a reputation for proficiency in foreign languages, repeatedly demonstrated in multilingual exchanges with foreign emissaries at court and in the extemporized Latin she spoke on formal visits to Cambridge and Oxford. But the supreme proof of her mastery of other tongues is the sizable body of translations she made over the course of her lifetime. This two-volume set is the first complete collection of Elizabeth’s translations from and into Latin, French, and Italian. Presenting original and modernized spellings in a facing-page format, these two volumes will answer the call to make all of Elizabeth’s writings available. They include her renderings of epistles of Cicero and Seneca, religious writings of John Calvin and Marguerite de Navarre, and Horace’s Ars poetica, as well as Elizabeth’s Latin Sententiae drawn from diverse sources, on the responsibilities of sovereign rule and her own perspectives on the monarchy. Editors Janel Mueller and Joshua Scodel offer introduction to each of the translated selections, describing the source text, its cultural significance, and the historical context in which Elizabeth translated it. Their annotations identify obscure meanings, biblical and classical references, and Elizabeth’s actual or apparent deviations from her sources. The translations collected here trace Elizabeth’s steady progression from youthful evangelical piety to more mature reflections on morality, royal responsibility, public and private forms of grief, and the right way to rule. Elizabeth I: Translations is the queen’s personal legacy, an example of the very best that a humanist education can bring to the conduct of sovereign rule.
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Tudor Queenship

This book brings together a selection of recent, cutting-edge research which, for the first time, challenges commonplace arguments about Mary and Elizabeth's relative successes or failures in order to rethink Tudor queenship.

Author: A. Hunt

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230111950

Category: History

Page: 265

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This book brings together a selection of recent, cutting-edge research which, for the first time, challenges commonplace arguments about Mary and Elizabeth's relative successes or failures in order to rethink Tudor queenship.
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Elizabeth the First Wife

The title Elizabeth the First Wife ties our protagonist to Elizabeth the First of England. Which of her aspects draw inspiration from Queen Elizabeth? how ...

Author: Lian Dolan

Publisher: Prospect Park Books

ISBN: 9781938849060

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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Elizabeth Lancaster, an English professor at Pasadena City College, finds her perfectly dull but perfectly orchestrated life upended one summer by three men: her movie-star ex-husband, a charming political operative, and William Shakespeare. Until now, she’d been content living in the shadow of her high-profile and highly accomplished family. Then her college boyfriend and one-time husband of seventeen months, A-list action star FX Fahey, shows up with a job offer that she can’t resist, and Elizabeth’s life suddenly gets a whole lot more interesting. She’s off to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival for the summer to make sure FX doesn’t humiliate himself in an avant-garde production of A Midsummer Night's Dream. As she did so skillfully with her first novel, Helen of Pasadena, which spent more than a year on the Los Angeles Times bestseller list, Lian Dolan spins a lively, smart, and very funny tale of a woman reinventing her life in unexpected ways. Lian Dolan is also the co-author of The Satellite Sisters' Uncommon Senses. As part of the Satellite Sisters, Lian and her four sisters found national acclaim first on NPR, then on ABC Radio and XM Satellite Radio. She also creates the popular podcast and blog Chaos Chronicles.
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The First Chemistry Department in Port Elizabeth

This is the story of the first Department of Chemistry in Port Elizabeth, from its very beginnings in 1928/29 at the Technical College in Russell Road, ...

Author: Peter Loyson

Publisher: AFRICAN SUN MeDIA

ISBN: 9781928357513

Category: History

Page: 104

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The first Chemistry Department in Port Elizabeth was founded in 1929 at the PE Technical College in Russell Road. This institution was later renamed the College for Advanced Technical Education (CATE) and still later it became the PE Technikon, when it moved to its Summerstrand Campus. This is the story of this Chemistry Department over 75 years, until 2005, when the Technikon became part of the newly established Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University. Archive material was used to compile the story of the various Heads of Department and their staff, who contributed so much in making this Department so successful.
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The Memoirs of Mary Queen of Scots

In The Memoirs of Mary Queen of Scots, Carolly Erickson provides another in her series of mesmerizing historical entertainments, and takes readers deep into the life and heart of the sixteenth century's most fascinating woman.

Author: Carolly Erickson

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1429928247

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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In this dramatic, compelling fictional memoir Carolly Erickson lets the courageous, spirited Mary Queen of Scots tell her own story—and the result is a novel readers will long remember. Born Queen of Scotland, married as a young girl to the invalid young King of France, Mary took the reins of the unruly kingdom of Scotland as a young widow and fought to keep her throne. A second marriage to her handsome but dissolute cousin Lord Darnley ended in murder and scandal, while a third marriage to the dashing, commanding Lord Bothwell, the love of her life, gave her joy but widened the scandal and surrounded her with enduring ill repute. Unable to rise above the violence and disorder that swirled around her, Mary plucked up her courage and escaped to England—only to find herself a prisoner of her ruthless, merciless cousin Queen Elizabeth. Here, in her own riveting account, is the enchanting woman whose name still evokes excitement and compassion—and whose death under the headsman's axe still draws forth our sorrow. In The Memoirs of Mary Queen of Scots, Carolly Erickson provides another in her series of mesmerizing historical entertainments, and takes readers deep into the life and heart of the sixteenth century's most fascinating woman.
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John Brown and Elizabeth McCrary and the First Three Generations of Their Descendants 2nd Edition

THE FIRST GENERATION 1. John Brown and Elizabeth McCrary “John Brown was born August 23 1787” “Elizabeth McCrary was [born] May 23 1788” So begin Emily's ...

Author: John D. Glenn Jr.

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781365003479

Category: History

Page: 392

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John Brown and Elizabeth McCrary grew up in Laurens County, South Carolina. They married in 1807, then moved to Indiana. They later returned to the South, and settled in Lawrence County, Alabama. After Elizabeth's death, John Brown (who was an uncle of General Ambrose Burnside) moved to Warren County, Illinois, where he remarried, and spent the rest of his life. John and Elizabeth's descendants included doctors and lawyers, farmers and ranchers, soldiers, bankers, scientists, and engineers. Many bore other surnames-among them Dobbins, Cogdell, Wilson, Dandridge, Otwell, Davidson, and Glenn. They were a varied and mobile family, whose lives were intertwined with many major events of American history-the Gold Rush, the Civil War, the westward movement of the American population, and the nation's transformation from an agrarian and rural to a more industrialized and urban society. This book makes use of a variety of sources, including previously unpublished correspondence, to tell their story.
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Lilibet

In Lilibet, master biographer Carolly Erickson turns her skill at writing un-put-downable narrative to telling the remarkable story of Elizabeth II, Queen of England.

Author: Carolly Erickson

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429904032

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 392

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In Lilibet, master biographer Carolly Erickson turns her skill at writing un-put-downable narrative to telling the remarkable story of Elizabeth II, Queen of England. With her customary psychological insight, historian Erickson traces the queen's gilded but often thorny path from her overprotected girlhood to her ascension to the throne at twenty-five to her personal and national difficulties as queen. Lilibet shows us an Elizabeth we thought we knew-but shows her in a different light: as a small, shy woman with a sly and at times raucous sense of humor, a woman who appears stiff in public, but in private enjoys watching wrestling on TV. A woman most at home among her horses and dogs. And a woman long annealed to heartbreak and sorrow, who has presided over the decline of Great Britain and the decline in prestige of her own Windsor dynasty. Far from being a light, gossipy treatment of a celebrity, Lilibet tells the queen's story from her point of view, letting the reader relive Elizabeth's long and eventful life with all its splendid ceremonies, momentous responsibilities and family clashes. Through it all we glimpse, as never before, the strong and appealing sovereign who has ruled over her people for half a century and more, a ruler of immense wealth, international esteem and high character whose daily life is grounded in the bedrock of common sense.
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Elizabeth the First

Describes in simple terms the life of Queen Elizabeth I of England.

Author: Carol Greene

Publisher: Childrens Press

ISBN: 0516442147

Category: Great Britain

Page: 48

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Describes in simple terms the life of Queen Elizabeth I of England.
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Dr Elizabeth Blackwell the First Woman Doctor

·T(* * * s--, ---- ***** ** * * * * * *, ......–...!!!!!!!!!!)---- Å) Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell The First Woman Doctor By ISABEL.

Author: Isabel Whittier

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ISBN: COLUMBIA:HS64883388

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Beware Princess Elizabeth

Written in the first-person, this tale addresses the years before this princess's coronation and the struggles she faced in order to stay alive under the reign of her sister Mary.

Author: Carolyn Meyer

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0152045562

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 214

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Written in the first-person, this tale addresses the years before this princess's coronation and the struggles she faced in order to stay alive under the reign of her sister Mary. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
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Queen Elizabeth I

This volume grew out of the many manuscript texts of Elizabeth's works Professor Steven W. May discovered while preparing the Bibliography and First-Line Index of English Verse, a twelve-year research project that took him to more than 100 ...

Author: Steven W. May

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 0743476441

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 400

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An impeccably researched collection of the public and private writings of the great British monarch Queen Elizabeth I was one of the most charismatic of English sovereigns, and one of the most prolific. While her more famous public speeches are familiar to some, many of her private writings have never before been printed or made accessible. Now, for the first time, a generous selection of her poetry, speeches, essays, letters, prayers, and translations is being made available to a popular audience. From a poem written in charcoal on a wall at Woodstock Palace by the twenty-two-year-old imprisoned princess, to the speech the thirty-year-old queen gave in response to parliamentary pressure that she marry, to the fascinating letters sent to her emissaries as they conducted the kingdom's business, this collection of the selected writings of Elizabeth I is a privileged glimpse into the mind of one of the most compelling rulers of the Western world. Authenticity was a guiding principle in the selection of these readings. This volume grew out of the many manuscript texts of Elizabeth's works Professor Steven W. May discovered while preparing the Bibliography and First-Line Index of English Verse, a twelve-year research project that took him to more than 100 manuscript archives in this country and the United Kingdom. The anthology offers a broad selection of Queen Elizabeth's works and includes the most authentic and interesting English texts that survive in her handwriting. Her written words reveal not only Elizabeth's political and psychological insight, but her literary gifts as well. The texts, presented in modern spelling and set forth in their historical context, are accompanied by extensive explanatory notes and introductory material. An impressive collection of rare documents, presented with abundant commentary and full explanatory notes, as well as an informative introduction providing helpful background on Elizabeth's life and letters.
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Elizabeth I

This new edition is lavishly illustrated and includes a new introduction by Christopher Haigh. An extraordinarily good book.' Journal of Historical Studies.

Author: Christopher Haigh

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: IND:30000079222083

Category: History

Page: 243

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In the Tudor age it was hard enough to be a king and doubly so to be a Queen. Elizabeth I survived! Elizabeth I is a popular historical obsession and with her four hundredth anniversary on the horizon (1603), time is right for a new illustrated edition of this hugely successful study. Examines Elizabeth in terms of her power rather than her politics Explores Elizabeth's relations with the Church, nobility, the royal Court, Parliament and the military and traces her relationships with the statesman of her time This is the latest edition of the long time best-seller now with thirty illustrations added and available in a trade hardcover edition. As Elizabeth I, second edition, demonstrates, in the Tudor age it was hard enough to be a king: it was doubly hard to be a queen. Throughout her long reign, Elizabeth's target was survival, and she survived! Elizabeth I, second edition, tells us how. The reign of Elizabeth I was one of the most important periods of expansion and growth in British history, the so called 'Golden Age'. This celebrated and influential study of Elizabeth reconsiders how she achieved this and the ways in which she exercised her power. Elizabeth I second edition, looks at her role in government and the nation and examines Elizabeth in terms of her power rather than her policies, explores her relations with the statesmen of her time and shows how she interacted with the key institutions of sixteenth-century political life. Published in the very popular Profiles in Power series, this is not a biography, though inevitably it contains much biographical material, it instead analyzes the major features, achievements and failures of Elizabeth's career. Christopher Haigh University of Oxford
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