Heretic Queen : Queen Elizabeth I and the Wars of Religion

Heretic Queen : Queen Elizabeth I and the Wars of Religion

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A chronicle of Elizabeth I's role in the wars of religion credits her with securing England's future as a world power, covering topics ranging from the queen's use of ambivalence as a political tool to her tolerance in religious matters and the challenges of the Reformation.

McMillan Palgrave

Acclaimed biographer Susan Ronald delivers a stunning account of Elizabeth I that focuses on her role in the Wars on Religion--the battle between Protestantism and Catholicisim that tore apart Europe in the 16th Century



Elizabeth's 1558 coronation procession was met with an extravagant outpouring of love. Only twenty-five years old, the young queen saw herself as their Protestant savior, aiming to provide the nation with new hope, prosperity, and independence from the foreign influence that had plagued her sister Mary's reign. Given the scars of the Reformation, Elizabeth would need all of the powers of diplomacy and tact she could summon.

Extravagant, witty, and hot-tempered, Elizabeth was the ultimate tyrant. Yet at the outset, in religious matters, she was unfathomably tolerant for her day. "There is only one Christ, Jesus, one faith," Elizabeth once proclaimed. "All else is a dispute over trifles." Heretic Queen is the highly personal, untold story of how Queen Elizabeth I secured the future of England as a world power. Susan Ronald paints the queen as a complex character whose apparent indecision was really a political tool that she wielded with great aplomb.



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& Taylor

A chronicle of Elizabeth I's role in the Wars on Religion credits her with establishing a future England as a world power, covering topics ranging from the queen's use of ambivalence as a political tool and her efforts toward British independence to Elizabeth's tolerance in religious matters and the challenges of the Reformation. By the author of The Pirate Queen. 40,000 first printing.

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2012
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9780312645380
0312645384
Branch Call Number: 942.055 ELIZA RONAL

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