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The Resource After Elizabeth : the rise of James of Scotland and the struggle for the throne of England, Leanda de Lisle

After Elizabeth : the rise of James of Scotland and the struggle for the throne of England, Leanda de Lisle

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After Elizabeth : the rise of James of Scotland and the struggle for the throne of England
Title
After Elizabeth
Title remainder
the rise of James of Scotland and the struggle for the throne of England
Statement of responsibility
Leanda de Lisle
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Many volumes have been written about the reign of Elizabeth I; this book focuses on the critical year her reign ended, when England lost its childless queen and a Machiavellian struggle ensued to find her successor. December 1602: The formidable ruler has become a dithering old woman. The kingdom has been weakened by the cost of war with Spain and the simmering discontent of both the rich and the poor. Elizabeth's senior relative, James VI of Scotland, is a foreigner and a Stuart, excluded from the throne under English law. Around the old queen and the new king swirl a cast of unforgettable characters. We witness the scheming of courtiers for the candidates of their choice, and the widespread fear that civil war, invasion, or revolution will follow the monarch's death; and we are given intimate insights into political power plays and psychological portraits relevant to our own era.--From publisher description
Summary
Many volumes have been written about the reign of Elizabeth I; this book focuses on the critical year her reign ended, when England lost its childless queen and a Machiavellian struggle ensued to find her successor. December 1602: The formidable ruler has become a dithering old woman. The kingdom has been weakened by the cost of war with Spain and the simmering discontent of both the rich and the poor. Elizabeth's senior relative, James VI of Scotland, is a foreigner and a Stuart, excluded from the throne under English law. Around the old queen and the new king swirl a cast of unforgettable characters. We witness the scheming of courtiers for the candidates of their choice, and the widespread fear that civil war, invasion, or revolution will follow the monarch's death; and we are given intimate insights into political power plays and psychological portraits relevant to our own era.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
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167918
Cataloging source
DLC
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De Lisle, Leanda
Dewey number
941.06/1//092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA391
LC item number
.D4 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • James
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
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the rise of James of Scotland and the struggle for the throne of England
Label
After Elizabeth : the rise of James of Scotland and the struggle for the throne of England, Leanda de Lisle
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Publication
Note
"Originally published in hardcover in the United Kingdom by HarperCollinsPublishers, London, in 2005. Subsequently published in hardcover in the United States by Ballantine Books, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group ... in 2006."--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [309]-321) and index
Contents
"The world waxed old" -- "A babe crowned in his cradle" -- "Westward ... descended a hideous tempest" -- "Lots were cast upon our land" -- "Hope and fear" -- "The beggars have come to town" -- "An anointed king" -- "The God of truth and time."
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Ballentine Books trade pbk. ed.
Extent
xxv, 334 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780345450463
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)99806610
  • (OCoLC)ocm99806610
Label
After Elizabeth : the rise of James of Scotland and the struggle for the throne of England, Leanda de Lisle
Publication
Note
"Originally published in hardcover in the United Kingdom by HarperCollinsPublishers, London, in 2005. Subsequently published in hardcover in the United States by Ballantine Books, an imprint of The Random House Publishing Group ... in 2006."--T.p. verso
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [309]-321) and index
Contents
"The world waxed old" -- "A babe crowned in his cradle" -- "Westward ... descended a hideous tempest" -- "Lots were cast upon our land" -- "Hope and fear" -- "The beggars have come to town" -- "An anointed king" -- "The God of truth and time."
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Ballentine Books trade pbk. ed.
Extent
xxv, 334 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780345450463
Isbn Type
(pbk. : acid-free paper)
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps (some col.)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)99806610
  • (OCoLC)ocm99806610

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