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Subsequent chapters examine the make-up of the royal court and the personality of Elizabeth herself, showing how her perilous path to the throne taught her much that was to stand her in good stead as Queen

Top. American Libraries Canadian Libraries Universal Library Community Texts Project Gutenberg Biodiversity Heritage Library Children's Library. Subsequent chapters examine the make-up of the royal court and the personality of Elizabeth herself, showing how her perilous path to the throne taught her much that was to stand her in good stead as Queen. Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-210) and index.

All the Queen's Men book. Opening with an overview of the reigns of the first four Tudor. Brimacombe wrote an interesting and fascinating book with just enough detail to hold your interest and educate you but not enough to bore you. He let me know the facts and the story but he didn't innodate me with details. If you enjoy the Elizabethian era, I strongly recommend it.

It is clear from the story that Elizabeth I was a Protestant Queen who ruled with her head, rather than with her heart. Mary Stuart, on the other hand, was a Catholic Queen who ruled with her heart, rather than with her head. Elizabeth would eschew sharing her crown with the love of her life, Robert Dudley, putting no man before her obligations and love of country.

At fourteen, she was sexually molested by her new stepfather and by twenty-one, the princess had been imprisoned within the grim fortress of the Tower of London. an upbringing that was to mould the character of one of the greatest rulers Europe has ever known.

All the Queen's Men is an enjoyable and well-written introduction to Elizabethan England

All the Queen's Men is an enjoyable and well-written introduction to Elizabethan England Читать весь отзыв. Peter Brimacombe is a full-time writer and photographer whose work has been used by English Heritage. The National Trust, The English Tourist Board, The British Tourist Authority, The Royal Navy and a variety of National magazines and newspapers. His previous publications include Gardens on a Grand Scale.

All the Queen's Men. 320 printed pages. Elizabeth I was the last English monarch truly to rule the nation; she inherited a weak and divided kingdom yet relentlessly fashioned it into a major world power, and decisively defeated the mightiest invasion fleet ever to approach our shores. Her relationships with the key men in the kingdom were vital to the success of her reign. Her greatest attributes were a shrewd judgement of human nature coupled with the unerring ability to choose and motivate men. During a long and glorious reign, she surrounded herself with the ablest, most energetic and.

Author:Brimacombe, Peter. Book Binding:Hardback. We appreciate the impact a good book can have. The author focuses particularly on the Queen's relationships with key men in her kingdom, including Francis Walsingham and Walter Raleigh. We all like the idea of saving a bit of cash, so when we found out how many good quality used books are out there - we just had to let you know! Read full description. See details and exclusions.

Kept men around her because she wished to please the Council (Elizabeth was forced to find a husband among the many suitors). TERM Fall '10. PROFESSOR DeVito. TAGS Elizabeth I, Henry VIII of England, Elizabeth I of England, pg, Mary I of England.

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Opening with an overview of the reigns of the first four Tudor monarchs, the author emphasizes just how much England was in need of a strong and charismatic ruler, particularly after the disastrous reign of "Bloody Mary." Subsequent chapters examine the make up of the royal court and the personality of Elizabeth herself, showing how her perilous path to the throne taught her much that was to stand her in good stead as Queen.

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krot
I checked out this book to learn more about this time period, with the life of Drake being the primary reason. As I was reading I was a little put off by the style and interpretation and it was confirmed when I read the following:

p.73 - "...and so it was for John Hawkins, Vice Admiral of Elizabeth's fleet in this epic sea battle (Spanish Armada)"

No - he was the 'rear admiral' in the battle. This is a very minor mistake, but when I read it, it didn't sound right. So I didn't think too much of it until I read this:

"Drake was impulsive and impetuous, most of his actions being wholly unplanned and many of his most daring manoeuvres purely instinctive. ... modesty was never among Drake's attributes, being a tremendous self-publicist. He was quick tempered..."

Maybe the author just has a different definition of words - ok. But calling anyone who plans long sea voyages "impuslive?" - I think not. Does the author even understand how much planning goes into such an enterprise - especially in that time period? "Wholly unplanned?" - Crossing the Pacific Ocean, provisioning for it, etc..."wholly unplanned?" Never mind coordinating an attack against huge fleets of ships. "Quick-tempered?" - Ask the enemies and natives he treated well.

p.74 - "This abrasive combination of statesmen and seafarers proved a mixed blessing for the Queen..." - Abrasive? Perhaps this is more a a reflection of the author's opinions.

p.75 - "...the savage assaults mounted by Drake." "...Drake had a cocky, rather arrogant face, sharing a similar stature with other men of military genius - Alexander the Great, Julius Caesar, Napoleon, Nelson..." --- hmmm.....ok.

p.110 "Dudley appears to have been extremely conceited."

p.148 "Despite his intellectual prowess, William Camden remained a modest man and he declined the Queen's offer of a knighthood."
-- Another example of being overly descriptive. "Modest" On the surface, but if the author knew anything about face-reading (Which few people do)...the image of Camden next to this text shows a VERY proud man - one can tell by looking at the very pointed nose. Modest - superficially, perhaps.

The book is full of the author's "descriptive adjectives" for just about everyone.

On the positive side, there are many illustrations and the scope of the book is impressive. If you are looking for an opinionated book, this is definitely one of them. If you would like to stick to a more factual, "objective" perspective, I would take a pass. I give this 2.5 stars.

You may enjoy the British Library - Historical Lives series. There are two that I recommend - Queen Elizabeth I and Sir Francis Drake.
Moogugore
I have one of the earlier editions of this book... if you are studying Elizabeth I or are simply interested in reading a chronological account of the "Who's Who" of Elizabeth's court and courtiers, this is the book for you. If you're bent runs to historical costuming for the Elizabethan era, this is also the book for you. For the costumers: this book contains more source material (by means of portrait reproduction) than you can imagine or shake a stick at. I used this book not only for historical research, but as a costuming reference as well until I found Janet Arnold's book "Patterns of Fashion." The print plates (and there are A LOT of them) are both in color and b/w in my edition. The book is incredibly well researched and written... very little in it could be considered dry. I wouldn't go so far as to call it a page turner, but after almost 20 years with this book in my library I still use it as a reference... it's THAT good... I HIGHLY recommend it!!
Jerdodov
All the Queen's Men provides a wealth of knowledge about Elizabeth 1, and also about the men that helped her to become one of the greatest queens in England's history. For example, Elizabeth's Privy Council was filled with many intelligent and capable people. One of these people was William Cecil, who was an extremely hard-working Secretary of State. Under Elizabeth's reign, she surrounded herself with men of knowledge. But, she also appreciated the arts. Many artists and writers evolved during the Elizabethan rule. One of the most historical writers during this time was William Shakespeare who wrote plays like Romeo and Juliet. Through her entire life, Elizabeth 1 had men surrounding her. But she never picked one for the most important positions in her life to be filled by a man, her husband. She had an extensive string of suitors, but never settled down with one. Among these suitors were Philip of Spain, Charles the Archduke of Austria, and Henry the Duke of Anjou. Overall, this is a very well written book. It contains many relevant illustrations that help you while you are reading. All the Queens Men will delight anyone who is interested in the Elizabethan era.
Black_Hawk_Down
I work at Renaissance faires and do historical reenactment and this book is invaluable! A close look at the powerful men surrounding Elizabeth I throughout her reign, this book is great for character work and inter-court relationships. Also a great costume resource. Wonderful portraits often the lesser known and harder to find men and women of the later 1500's. I strongly recommend this book to anyone interested in the Elizabethan Era.
All the Queen's Men: The World of Elizabeth I download epub
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Author: Peter Brimacombe
ISBN: 0312232519
Category: Biographies & Memoris
Subcategory: Historical
Language: English
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan; 1st edition (July 7, 2000)
Pages: 226 pages