Susan Watkins Elizabeth I and Her World

ISBN 13: 9780500286951

Elizabeth I and Her World

4.05 avg rating
( 39 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780500286951: Elizabeth I and Her World

An intimate account of a remarkable national transformation: how Queen Elizabeth I set out to capture the hearts of her people.

A brilliant picture of Queen Elizabeth I's life emerges here, beginning with her birth—her father Henry VIII had desired a male heir—punctuated by conspiracies, and endangered during the period of rule by her Catholic half-sister Mary, whom she succeeded in 1558. It gave her an enduring sense that to remain on the throne she must encourage the love of her people. In plays and pageants, in cameos, medallions, and portraits, and through the furnishings and gardens of the great country houses, the royal image was specifically tailored to evoke devotion. To love Elizabeth was to love England, and the Queen personified both an era and a national style.

Watkins skillfully recreates court life in the palaces along the Thames, and in the nearly sixty royal houses that were Elizabeth's inheritance. An important part of the spectacle was the royal progress to the great country houses of her subjects. An Elizabethan house was not just an architectural achievement: it was often the literal embodiment of a relationship with the monarch. Throughout, Mark Fiennes' inspired photography, together with portraits, paintings, tapestries, and personal objects, give visual expression to the nation's evolving love affair with its queen. 157 illustrations, 154 in color.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Susan Watkins writes and lectures regularly on English social history in the United States, Britain, and Australia. Mark Fiennes was an internationally renowned photographer.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Watkins, Susan
Published by Thames & Hudson 2007-10-01 (2007)
ISBN 10: 0500286957 ISBN 13: 9780500286951
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 4
Seller:
The Book Cellar, LLC
(Nashua, NH, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames & Hudson 2007-10-01, 2007. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0500286957 BRAND NEW. Over 1,000,000 satisfied customers since 1997! We ship daily M-F. Choose expedited shipping (if available) for much faster delivery. Delivery confirmation on all US orders. Bookseller Inventory # Z0500286957ZN

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 4.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Susan Watkins, Mark Fiennes (Photographer)
Published by Thames & Hudson (2007)
ISBN 10: 0500286957 ISBN 13: 9780500286951
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames & Hudson, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0500286957

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 11.15
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

Watkins, Susan
Published by Thames & Hudson (2007)
ISBN 10: 0500286957 ISBN 13: 9780500286951
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
ISD LLC
(Bristol, CT, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames & Hudson, 2007. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0500286957. Bookseller Inventory # 35191P

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 10.00
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 6.75
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

Susan Watkins
Published by Thames & Hudson (2007)
ISBN 10: 0500286957 ISBN 13: 9780500286951
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Rumford, ME, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames & Hudson, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0500286957

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 25.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Watkins, Susan
Published by Thames & Hudson (2007)
ISBN 10: 0500286957 ISBN 13: 9780500286951
New Paperback Quantity Available: 2
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames & Hudson, 2007. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110500286957

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 34.64
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Watkins, Susan
Published by Thames & Hudson
ISBN 10: 0500286957 ISBN 13: 9780500286951
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Cloud 9 Books
(Wellington, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Thames & Hudson. PAPERBACK. Book Condition: New. 0500286957 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.1122255

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 59.99
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds