The Age of Elizabeth

Mandell CREIGHTON (1843 - 1901)

This short history by the eminent British historian, Mandell Creighton, places Elizabeth and her reign within the context of 16th century European political, religious, and military events. Elizabeth overcomes her two great rivals, King Philip of Spain and Mary, Queen of Scots. England gradually unites behind her Queen, who survives multiple assassination plots. After the defeat of the Spanish Armada, the English, lightly taxed by their frugal sovereign, launch flourishing commerce enterprises. The author writes of the Protestant Reformation that "a change of belief meant a revolt from authority." In this age of individualism, personal daring, and a consciousness of national greatness, the golden age of Elizabethan literature breaks new ground in historiography, literary theory, poetry, and above all, drama. (Pamela Nagami, M.D.)

Genre(s): War & Military, Biography & Autobiography, Literary Criticism

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Introduction Pamela Nagami
Play 02 Bk I: The Religious Settlement in Germany and England, Ch. 1: Religious Settlement in Germany Pamela Nagami
Play 03 Bk. I, Ch. 2: Reformation in England under Edward VI--1547-53, Pt. 1 Pamela Nagami
Play 04 Bk. I, Ch. 2: Reformation in England under Edward VI--1547-53, Pt. 2 Pamela Nagami
Play 05 Bk. I, Ch. 3: Catholic Reaction in England--1553-55 Pamela Nagami
Play 06 Bk. I, Ch. 4: France, Spain, England, and the Papacy--1555-1558 Pamela Nagami
Play 07 Bk. I, Ch. 5: Religious Settlement in England Pamela Nagami
Play 08 Bk. II: France and Scotland--1520-1567, Ch. 1: The Reformation Movement in France and Scotland Pamela Nagami
Play 09 Bk. II, Ch. 2: Mary Queen of Scots Pamela Nagami
Play 10 Bk. III: Spain and the Netherlands, Ch. 1: The Spanish Monarchy Pamela Nagami
Play 11 Bk. III, Ch. 2: The Revolt of the Netherlands Pamela Nagami
Play 12 Bk. III, Ch. 3: Results of Alva's Measures on France, England, and Scotland--1567-70 Pamela Nagami
Play 13 Bk. III, Ch. 4: Struggle of Catholicism and Protestantism--1570-72 Pamela Nagami
Play 14 Bk. III, Ch. 5: St. Bartholomew's Day, 1572 Pamela Nagami
Play 15 Bk. IV: Home Government of Elizabeth, Ch. 1: Elizabeth and Home Affairs Pamela Nagami
Play 16 Bk. IV, Ch. 2: Elizabeth's Court and Ministers Pamela Nagami
Play 17 Bk. V: Conflict of Catholicism and Protestantism--1576-86, Ch. 1: The Struggle in the Netherlands--1576-83 Pamela Nagami
Play 18 Bk. V, Ch. 2: The Jesuits and the Catholic Reaction Pamela Nagami
Play 19 Bk. VI: The League and the Armada, Ch. 1: Spain and the League Pamela Nagami
Play 20 Bk. VI, Ch. 2: The Spanish Armada Pamela Nagami
Play 21 Bk. VI, Ch. 3: Reaction against Spain Pamela Nagami
Play 22 Bk. VII: England After the Armada, Ch. 1: English Life in Elizabeth's Reign Pamela Nagami
Play 23 Bk. VII, Ch. 2: Elizabethan Literature, Pt. 1 Pamela Nagami
Play 24 Bk. VII, Ch. 2: Elizabethan Literature, Pt. 2 Pamela Nagami
Play 25 Bk. VII, Ch. 3: Last Years of Elizabeth Pamela Nagami