The Expansion of Elizabethan England

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Univ of Wisconsin Press, 2003 - History - 449 pages

The adventurers and merchants (as well as the poets and playwrights) of the Elizabethan age are legendary. This work by the eminent historian A. L. Rowse argues that, under Elizabeth I, England began its expansion and eventual enormous impact upon the world. In this era, England amplifed its ideas and influence on international affairs and it also expanded physically into Cornwall and Ireland, made first contact with Russia and the Canadian North, and opened trade with India and the Far East. This new edition includes an introduction by Michael Portillo.

 

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Contents

THE SCOTTISH BORDERS AND CORNWALL
1
WALES
45
A Celtic SOCIETY IN Decline
90
COLONISATION AND CONQUEST
126
American ColonisATION
206
THE SEASTRUGGLE WITH SPAIN
238
THE ARMADA AND AFTER
266
MILITARY ORGANISATION
327
INTERVENTION IN THE NETHERLANDS
374
THE IRISH WAR
415
INDEX
439
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A. L. Rowse is sometime Fellow of All Souls College Oxford.

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