"In Wilson's hands these familiar stories make for gripping reading."—The New York Times Book Review New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice Author of Dante in Love A sweeping panorama of the Elizabethan age, a time of remarkable, ...
Author: A. N. Wilson
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
"In Wilson's hands these familiar stories make for gripping reading."—The New York Times Book Review New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice Author of Dante in Love A sweeping panorama of the Elizabethan age, a time of remarkable, strange personages and great political and social change, by one of our most renowned historians A time of exceptional creativity, wealth creation, larger-than-life royalty and political expansion, the Elizabethan age was also more remarkable than any other for the Technicolor personalities of its royals and subjects. Apart from the complex character of the Virgin Queen herself, A. N. Wilson's The Elizabethans follows the stories of Francis Drake, a privateer who not only defeated the Spanish Armada but also circumnavigated the globe with a drunken, mutinous crew and without reliable navigational instruments; political intriguers like William Cecil and Francis Walsingham; and Renaissance literary geniuses from Sir Philip Sidney to Christopher Marlowe and William Shakespeare. Most crucially, this was the age when modern Britain was born and established independence from mainland Europe—both in its resistance to Spanish and French incursions and in its declaration of religious liberty from the pope—and laid the foundations for the explosion of British imperial power and eventual American domination. An acknowledged master of the all-encompassing single-volume history, Wilson tells the exhilarating story of the Elizabethan era with all the panoramic sweep of his bestselling The Victorians, and with the wit and iconoclasm that are his trademarks.
In most ages costume gives an external indication of the spirit of the time , and
such indications were perhaps more emphatic among Elizabethans than among
any others . The confusion between apparel by ' degree ' and apparel by
i6 OVID AND THE ELIZABETHANS Jonson ; also with reputable figures of lesser
degree, Golding, Turbervile and Churchyard, as well as such minor personages
as Howell, Hubbard and Peend. And behind these stand the great nameless ...
What can the painting tell us about the daily life of an Elizabethan gentleman like
Sir Henry Unton? The. Enquiry. So far, your depth study of the Elizabethans has
focused on politics and religion. These are important aspects of England's ...
Author: Michael Riley
Publisher: Hachette UK
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Introduction The Elizabethan world was populated, not only by tough seamen,
hard-headed politicians, serious theologians. It was a world of spirits, good and
bad, fairies, demons, witches, ghosts, conjurors. This fact about the Elizabethans,
Author: Frances Amelia Yates
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
First published in 1999. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
This early works is a fascinating collection of Songs from the Elizabethans. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive.
Author: J. C. Squire
Publisher: Obscure Press
This early works is a fascinating collection of Songs from the Elizabethans. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900's and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
In attempting this, Tillyard has brought together a number of pieces of elementary lore. This classic text is a convenient factual aid to extant interpretations of some of Spenser, Donne, or Milton.
Author: Jr. Myers
Category: Literary Criticism
This illuminating account of ideas of world order prevalent in the Elizabethan Age and later is an indispensable companion for readers of the great writers of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries Shakespeare and the Elizabethan dramatists, Donne and Milton, among many others. The basic medieval idea of an ordered Chain of Being is studied by Tillyard in the process of its various transformations by the dynamic spirit of the Renaissance. Among his topics are: Angels; the Stars and Fortune; the Analogy between Macrocosm and Microcosm; the Four Elements; the Four Humors; Sympathies; Correspondences; and the Cosmic Dance ideas and symbols that inspirited the imaginations not only of the Elizabethans, but also of the Renaissance as such. This idea of cosmic order was one of the genuine ruling ideas of the Elizabethan Age, and perhaps the most characteristic. Such ideas, like our everyday manners, are the least disputed and the least paraded in the creative literature of the time. The province of this book is some of the notions about the world and man that were quite frequently taken for granted by the ordinary educated Elizabethan; the commonplaces too familiar for the poets to make detailed use of, except in explicitly educational passages, but essential as basic assumptions and invaluable at moments of high passion. The objective of The Elizabethan World Picture is to extract and explain the most ordinary beliefs about the constitution of the world as pictured in the Elizabethan Age and through this exposition to help the ordinary reader to understand and to enjoy the great writers of the age. In attempting this, Tillyard has brought together a number of pieces of elementary lore. This classic text is a convenient factual aid to extant interpretations of some of Spenser, Donne, or Milton.
This eye-opening expose, the result of fifteen years of investigative work, uncovers the CIA's systematic efforts over several decades to suppress and censor information.
Author: Ralph Graham Palmer
Category: English literature
This eye-opening expose, the result of fifteen years of investigative work, uncovers the CIA's systematic efforts over several decades to suppress and censor information. Angus Mackenzie, an award-winning yournalist, filed and won a lawsuit against the CIA under the Freedom of Information Act, and in the process became an expert on government censorship and domestic spying. Mackenzie lays bare a complex narrative of intrigue among federal agencies and their senior staff, including the Department of Defense, the executive branch, and the CIA. From cover-ups and secrecy oaths, to scandals over leaks and exposure, to the government's often insidious attempts to monitor and control public access to information, Mackenzie tracks the evolution of a policy of suppression, repression, spying, and harassment.
Thejesuit Philip Caraman published an anthology illustrating the experience of the Elizabethan Catholics under the title The Other Face (1960). My concern is
with the 'other face' of Elizabethan public life, the Elizabethans without Elizabeth.
Author: Patrick Collinson
Publisher: A&C Black
The age of Elizabeth I continues to exercise a fascination unmatched by other periods of English history. Yet while the leading figures may seem familiar, many Elizabethan figures, including the queen herself, remain enigmatic. In Elizabethans Patrick Collinson examines the religious beliefs both of Elizabeth and of Shakespeare, as well as redrawing the main features of the political and religious structure of the reign. He understands the characters of the period as individuals but is also sensitive to the attitudes and beliefs of the day.
The Censorship THAT ELIZABETHAN PLAYS had first to be submitted to
censorship by a high - ranking member of the Church is a fact that editors have
largely ignored unless , as in the case of Doctor Faustus , textual problems arise .
But that ...
Author: Arthur McGee
Publisher: Yale University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
This original and provocative reinterpretation of Hamlet presents the play as the original audiences would have viewed it--a much bleaker, stronger, and more deeply religious play than it has usually been assumed to be. Arthur McGee draws a picture of a Devil-controlled Hamlet in the damnable Catholic court of Elsinore, and he shows that the evil natures of the Ghost and of Hamlet himself were understood and accepted by the Protestant audiences of the day. Using material gleaned from an investigation of play-censorship, McGee offers a comprehensive discussion of the Ghost as Demon. He then moves to Hamlet, presenting him as satanic, damned as revenger in the tradition of the Jacobean revenge drama. There are, he shows, no good ghosts, and Purgatory, whence the Ghost came, was reviled in Protestant England. The Ghost's manipulation extends to Hamlet's fool/madman role, and Hamlet's soliloquy reveals the ambition, conscience, and suicidal despair that damn him. With this viewpoint, McGee is able to shed convincing new light on various aspects of the play. He effectively strips Ophelia and Laertes of their sentimentalized charm, making them instead chillingly convincing, and he works through the last act to show damnation everywhere. In an epilogue, he sums up the history of criticism of Hamlet, demonstrating the process by which the play gradually lost its Elizabethan bite. Appendixes develop aspects of Ophelia.
It is safe to say that Foxe was a mirror of Elizabethan Anglican Puritanism . The
theology of the English reformers has often been analyzed in order to see how far
they were influenced by the men of Wittenberg , Zurich , or Geneva , in other ...
Author: V Norskov Olsen
Publisher: Univ of California Press
Based on the author's thesis, University of London. Bibliography: p. 224-248.
... Scottish campaign helped to encourage a broadly similar venture in support of
French Protestants in 1562. This was the socalled Newhaven Expedition, when
some 6,000 English troops were sent to Le Havre (which the Elizabethans called.
Author: Susan Doran
This comprehensive and beautifully illustrated collection of essays conveys a vivid picture of a fascinating and hugely significant period in history. Featuring contributions from thirty-eight international scholars, the book takes a thematic approach to a period which saw the defeat of the Spanish Armada, the explorations of Francis Drake and Walter Ralegh, the establishment of the Protestant Church, the flourishing of commercial theatre and the works of Edmund Spencer, Philip Sidney and William Shakespeare. Encompassing social, political, cultural, religious and economic history, and crossing several disciplines, The Elizabethan World depicts a time of transformation, and a world order in transition. Topics covered include central and local government; political ideas; censorship and propaganda; parliament, the Protestant Church, the Catholic community; social hierarchies; women; the family and household; popular culture, commerce and consumption; urban and rural economies; theatre; art; architecture; intellectual developments ; exploration and imperialism; Ireland, and the Elizabethan wars. The volume conveys a vivid picture of how politics, religion, popular culture, the world of work and social practices fit together in an exciting world of change, and will be invaluable reading for all students and scholars of the Elizabethan period.