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Elizabeth I: War and Politics, 1588-1603
MacCaffrey, Wallace T.
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Format: Paperback, 612pp.
Date of publication: May 24 1994
ISBN-13: 9780691036519
Dimensions: 21.39 cm. (length) X 13.87 cm. (width) X 3.56 cm. (thickness)
Weight: 699 grams
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Completing his major analysis of Elizabethan high politics with this eagerly awaited third volume, Wallace MacCaffrey investigates how Elizabeth I, the unwarlike war leader", and her ministers made the great decisions that shaped English political history in the years between the Armada of 1588 and her death in 1603. As in the previous volumes, the author examines the ramifications of selected themes, such as the Queen's reluctant entry into war with Spain, the integration of Ireland into the English imperial system, and the threat of renewed political faction with the appearance of a new favorite at court, the Earl of Essex. Throughout, MacCaffrey reveals the intentions, motivations, and assumptions that guided Elizabeth's strategy in a struggle fought on many fronts: on the high seas, in the West Indies, on the European continent, and in Ireland. In light of the Queen's desire to uphold her popularity through the maintenance of peace and prosperity, the author explains why she... [More...] [Edit review] [Delete review]
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