Elizabeth I is perhaps England s most famous monarch Born in 1533, the product of the doomed marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth was heir to her father s title, then disinherited and finally imprisoned by her half sister Mary But in 1558, on Mary s death, she ascended the throne and reigned for forty five years Respected by her subjects and idolised by futElizabeth I is perhaps England s most famous monarch Born in 1533, the product of the doomed marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth was heir to her father s title, then disinherited and finally imprisoned by her half sister Mary But in 1558, on Mary s death, she ascended the throne and reigned for forty five years Respected by her subjects and idolised by future generations, Gloriana s fierce devotion to her country and its people truly made her England s fairest queen and icon.In the wake of Reformation Europe lay deeply divided by religion This, the second volume of Alison Plowden s acclaimed Elizabethan quartet, charts the dramatic and many faceted struggle between Elizabeth and the Catholics of England and the rest of Europe who, denouncing the queen as a heretic, a bastard and a usurper, threatened to overthrow her and re establish the supremacy of Rome in all Christendom.
Danger to Elizabeth Elizabeth I is perhaps England s most famous monarch Born in the product of the doomed marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn Elizabeth was heir to her father s title then disinherited and fin
Another excellent book by Alison Plowden.This one looks closely at the infiltration of England by Roman Catholic priests, both those from the English seminary at Douai, and the Jesuits.Ms Plowden is even handed with an emotive subject Looking at how Roman Catholicism became linked to treason, and the very real danger it proposed to Elizabeth and her realm.Originally published in 1973, Danger to Elizabeth has been reprinted several times, so it may not be too difficult to obtain a copy if interes [...]
Danger to Elizabeth is the second volume in Alison Plowden s engrossing quartet about Elizabeth the First s life and times In this book, Danger, she examines the threats that Elizabeth personally faced as well as those that beset the kingdom during her reign, all of which arose from the religious schism that divided England, particularly in the years before the defeat of the Spanish Aramda in 1588 While the main focus of the book is the principal plots around which the menace to Elizabeth s pers [...]
This book details the efforts of Elizabeth I of England to reconcile her wish for England to be a Protestant country against the machinations of the English Catholics to worship as they wanted There was much at stake, as the English Catholics had the support of the powerful rulers in France and Philip of Spain as well as the Pope There were missionaries sent into England to support the Catholic faith, many of whom were trained by English priests abroad To complicate matters, Elizabeth had also t [...]
I picked this up thinking it was a novel At times it became a bit tedious but the information was interesting This is a period of history I m not familiar with I found it especially fascinating as I realized my ancestors were involved on most sides of the issues of Protestantism and Catholicism I would suggest it to anybody interested in the Elizabethan era and the history of religion.
WowI usually devour any Tudor related book, but this was really hard to get through Very dry I skipped a number of pages just so I could get to the end Yikes This is going in the book sale donation pile, not on my bookshelf with the other Tudor gems
Compared with other histories of Elizabeth this didn t capture me as much.
Really impressed so far I can see why Plowden is so highly regarded She writes very well indeed, and is clear and concise.
I loved it but am a hopeless Anglophiled Tudor aficionadot a light read.
Excellent research, and told with a good understanding of the Queen herself, her character and her motives
Rich in details still reading.