Leicester and the Court: Essays on Elizabethan Politics

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Manchester University Press, 2002 - Education - 420 pages
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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.

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Sylavnus Scory. Expedición a Países Bajos con Leicester.


in perspective
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
The Composition of 1564 and the Earl of Leicesters tenurial
Officeholders of the borough of Denbigh and the lordships
Baronial contexts? Continuity and change in the noble affinity

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Simon Adams is Reader in History at the University of Strathclyde

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