Leicester and the Court: Essays on Elizabethan Politics
Now back in print, this comprehensive collection of essays by Simon Adams brings to life the most enigmatic of Elizabethans--Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. Adams, famous for the unique depth and breadth of his research, has gathered here his most important essays looking at the Elizabethan Court, and the adventures and legacy of the Earl.
Together with his edition of Leicester's accounts and his reconstruction of Leicester's papers, Adams has published much upon on Leicester's influence and activities. His work has reshaped our knowledge of Elizabeth and her Court, Parliament, and such subjects of recent debate as the power of the nobility and the noble affinity, the politics of faction and the role of patronage. Sixteen essays are found in this collection, organized into three groups: the Court, Leicester and his affinity, and Leicester and the regions.
This volume will be essential reading for academics and students interested in the Elizabethan Court and in early modern British politics more generally.
What people are saying - Write a review
expedition to the Netherlands 158586
The Dudley clientele and the House of Commons 155986
A godly peer? Leicester and the Puritans
The gentry of north Wales and the Earl of Leicesters expedition
affinity appear appointed Berkeley Blount borough brother Burghley Cambridge Camden Castle Cecil century Chapter Chirk Chirk Castle claimed Composition councillors crown David Starkey death Denbighshire discussed Drayton Bassett Dudley clientele Dudley's Duke Earl of Leicester earldom Edward Elizabeth Elizabethan Elizabethan politics Elton England English Erdeswick essay Essex evidence expedition faction Ferrers gentry Geoffrey Elton Glasier granted Henry VIII History House Household Accounts Hubaud Ibid influence John Throckmorton Kenilworth lands leasehold leases Leices Leicester's Leicester's Commonwealth Leicesterian letter Lloyd London Longleat Lord Robert Lord Robert Dudley lordship of Denbigh major manor marriage Mary Netherlands nobility Norfolk north Wales Northumberland officers Oxford Papers Parliament patronage Privy Chamber Puritan Queen reference reign rents Richard Robert Dudley role Rolls royal Ruthin Salusbury sayd servants Sidney Sir John Sir Thomas steward survey surviving Tamworth tenants Thomas Blount Throckmorton Tudor Walsingham Warwickshire West Midlands William Wynn