New PDF release: After Elizabeth: The Rise of James of Scotland and the

ISBN-10: 0345450450

ISBN-13: 9780345450456

ISBN-10: 0345450469

ISBN-13: 9780345450463

Many volumes were written in regards to the lengthy reign of Elizabeth I. Now, for the 1st time, comes a super new paintings that makes a speciality of the serious 12 months her reign ended, a time during which England misplaced its childless queen and a Machiavellian fight ensued to discover her successor.

December 1602. After forty-four years at the throne, Queen Elizabeth is in decline. The bold ruler whose motto is Semper eadem (I by no means swap) has develop into a dithering outdated lady, lacking enamel and donning make-up part an inch thick. the dominion has been weakened through the price of struggle with Spain and the simmering discontent of either the wealthy and the negative. The degree has been set, in the end, for succession. however the Queen who famously by no means married has no heir.

Elizabeth’s senior relative is James VI of Scotland, Protestant son of Elizabeth’s cousin Mary Queen of Scots. yet as a foreigner and a Stuart, he's excluded from the throne below English legislation. the line to and past his coronation may be full of conspiracy and duplicity, own betrayals and political upheavals.

Bringing heritage to exciting lifestyles, Leanda de Lisle captures the time, position, and avid gamers as by no means earlier than. because the Queen nears the top, we witness the scheming of her courtiers for the applicants in their selection; blood-soaked infighting one of the Catholic clergy as they fight to outlive within the face of persecution; the frequent worry that civil battle, invasion, or revolution will stick to the monarch’s demise; and the symptoms, portents, and ghosts that appear to mark her finish.

Here, too, are the wonderful and, to a couple, dismaying result of James’s ascension: his continuation of Elizabeth’s persecution of Catholics, his wish to unite his kingdoms right into a new state referred to as Britain, and the painful distinction among the pomp and finery of Elizabeth’s court docket and the begrimed caliber of his own.

Around the outdated queen and the hot king, swirl a forged of unforgettable characters, together with Arbella Stuart, James’s formidable and lonely first cousin; his infantile, spoiled rival for energy, Sir Walter Raleigh, who plotted to overthrow the king; and Sir John Harrington, Elizabeth’s wily godson, who switched his loyalties to James lengthy ahead of the queen’s loss of life.

Courtesy of Leanda de Lisle’s keenly smooth view of this tumultuous time, we're given intimate insights into of political strength performs and mental pictures proper to our personal period. After Elizabeth is a different examine a pivotal year–and a blinding debut for a thrilling new historian.

From the Hardcover edition.

Show description

Read or Download After Elizabeth: The Rise of James of Scotland and the Struggle for the Throne of England PDF

Similar historical books

Download e-book for iPad: Reserved for the Tycoon (Suite Secrets) by Charlene Sands

This stylish lodge at the lush Hawaiian island of Maui used to be every thing Vanessa Dupree had dreamed of. operating right here intended she may perhaps take the candy revenge she had reserved for Brock Tyler, the ruthless rich person who owned the inn. She'd wreck his company, paying him again for what he'd performed to her relatives.

Download PDF by Robert K. Massie: Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

“[A] story of energy, perseverance and fervour . . . a good tale within the arms of a grasp storyteller. ”—The Wall road magazine   The Pulitzer Prize–winning writer of Peter the nice, Nicholas and Alexandra, and The Romanovs returns with one other masterpiece of narrative biography, the intense tale of an imprecise German princess who grew to become the most striking, robust, and fascinating ladies in historical past.

Read e-book online Indian Summer: The Secret History of the End of an Empire PDF

The stroke of dead night on 15 August 1947 liberated four hundred million Indians from the British Empire. one of many defining moments of global heritage were caused via a tiny variety of humans, together with Jawaharlal Nehru, the fiery best minister-to-be; Gandhi, the paranormal determine who enthralled a state; and Louis and Edwina Mountbatten, the glamorous yet not likely couple who were dispatched to get Britain out of India at once.

's The Life of Archpriest Avvakum (Annotated, Illustrated, PDF

The lifetime of Archpriest Avvakum is a masterpiece of XVII-century literature. Avvakum (1620-1682) was once a modern of the recognized English Christian author and preacher, John Bunyan (1628 – 1688), the writer of The Pilgrim's growth. Avvakum's autobiography finds similarities and changes among Christian revivalists and zealots of the eu West and East.

Extra resources for After Elizabeth: The Rise of James of Scotland and the Struggle for the Throne of England

Example text

Download PDF sample

After Elizabeth: The Rise of James of Scotland and the Struggle for the Throne of England

by Jeff

Rated 4.16 of 5 – based on 9 votes

About the Author