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Heretic queen : Queen Elizabeth I and the wars of religion
Title:
Heretic queen : Queen Elizabeth I and the wars of religion
ISBN:
9780312645380
Publication Information:
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2012.
Physical Description:
xv, 350 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents:
Prologue : the sacrificial priest -- A wounded and divided land, 1558-1566. The new Deborah -- The realm and the ministers of Lucifer -- Determined to be a virgin queen -- Many an uneasy truce -- The battle for hearts and minds -- Untrustworthy allies -- Christ's soldiers -- Mary Stuart, the great Catholic threat -- The Catholic ascendancy, 1566-1580. Betrayal amid dreamy spires -- The iconoclastic fury -- Two murders and mayhem -- An ill-conceived escape and rebellion -- Regnans in excelsis -- The English state, plots and counterplots -- Massacre in Paris -- The Puritan underworld of London -- Via Dolorosa -- The years of religious terror, 1580-1591. God's outriders -- The ungodly witch hunts -- Frustrating the designs of our enemies -- A long-awaited execution -- God's obvious design -- A house divided, 1591-1603. The Norfolk landing -- Marprelate, Puritans, Catholics, and players -- Elizabeth's éminence grise and the final battles for England -- Epilogue.
Abstract:
A chronicle of Elizabeth I's role in the wars of religion credits her with securing England's future as a world power, covering topics ranging from the queen's use of ambivalence as a political tool to her tolerance in religious matters and the challenges of the Reformation.
Format:
Book

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