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Here are some books that you may find useful during your studies. Search the Bennies catalogue Oliver for more, or browse the Non-fiction collection NFS..
Kings and Queens of England by
Publication Date: 2008-09-04
In the 9th century Alfred the Great declared himself the first "king of England” and established a monarchy that has survived the shock of Norman invasion in the 11th century, the brutal vicissitudes of medieval kingship, civil war, and a transition into today’s constitutional monarchy. This expansive history offers elegant portraits of the 59 English monarchs who have held the throne, from such noted figures as Henry VIII and Elizabeth I to lesser-known sovereigns such as Æthelred the Unready and Cnut. Each monarch is profiled and the impact of his or her rule on wider English history is described and analyzed. A detailed timeline of key events, memorable quotations, feature boxes, and panels of key biographical facts augment this comprehensive survey of a thousand years of murder, invasion, usurpation, adultery, divorce, revolution, and sovereignty.
The lives of the kings & queens of England
Call Number: NFS 929.72 LIV
Publication Date: 1999
Elizabeth I is one of England's greatest monarchs – perhaps the greatest. Her forces defeated the Spanish Armada and saved England from invasion, she reinstated Protestantism and forged an England that was a strong and independent nation.
The History Channel
The long reign of Elizabeth, who became known as the “Virgin Queen” for her reluctance to endanger her authority through marriage, coincided with the flowering of the English Renaissance, associated with such renowned authors as William Shakespeare. By her death in 1603, England had become a major world power in every respect, and Queen Elizabeth I passed into history as one of England’s greatest monarchs.
On this website you can read about Queen Elizabeth's remarkable life, her struggles and triumphs, and about the people and events that make this one of the most fascinating and important eras of history.