Leicester and the court : essays on Elizabethan politics /
Simon Adams.
Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press, 2002.
xii, 420 p.
0719053240 (pbk.), 0719053242 (hc.)
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Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press, 2002.
0719053240 (pbk.)
0719053242 (hc.)
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Includes bibliographical references.
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16 of Adams' essays are found here, organised into three groups, the Court, Leicester and his affinity, and Leicester and the regions. The collection ranges from essays in standard textbooks to papers at international conferences, and journal articles.
Main Description
In this comprehensive collection of essays Simon Adams has brought to life the most enigmatic of Elizabethans--Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. Adams, famous for the unique depth and breadth of his research, has collected here 16 of his most important essays which looks at the Elizabethan Court, and the adventures and legacy of the Earl. The essays give valuable insight on Queen Elizabeth and her court, Parliament, the localities from Wales to Warwickshire, the power of nobility, the politics of faction, and the role of patronage.
Table of Contents
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgementsp. x
Abbreviations and Conventionsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
The Elizabethan Court
Faction, clientage and party: English politics, 1550-1603p. 13
Eliza enthroned? The Court and its politicsp. 24
Favourites and factions at the Elizabethan Courtp. 46
The patronage of the crown in Elizabethan politics: the 1590s in perspectivep. 68
The Eltonian legacy: politicsp. 95
The Court as an economic institution: the Court of Elizabeth I of England (1558-1603)p. 114
The Earl of Leicester and His Affinity
Queen Elizabeth's eyes at Court: the Earl of Leicesterp. 133
The Dudley clientele, 1553-63p. 151
A Puritan crusade? The composition of the Earl of Leicester's expedition to the Netherlands, 1585-86p. 176
The Dudley clientele and the House of Commons, 1559-86p. 196
A godly peer? Leicester and the Puritansp. 225
The Earl of Leicester and the Regions
The gentry of north Wales and the Earl of Leicester's expedition to the Netherlands, 1585-86p. 235
The Composition of 1564 and the Earl of Leicester's tenurial reformation in the lordship of Denbighp. 253
Office-holders of the borough of Denbigh and the lordships of Denbighshire in the reign of Elizabeth Ip. 293
'Because I am of that countrye and mynde to plant myself there': Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and the West Midlandsp. 310
Baronial contexts? Continuity and change in the noble affinity, 1400-1600p. 374
Indexp. 411
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