The Elizabethans

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出版社: Hutchinson
2011-10
ISBN: 9780091931513
定价: 285.60
装帧: 精装
开本: 其他
纸张: 其他
页数: 448页
正文语种: 英语
  • WithallthepanoramicsweepofhisbestsellingstudyTheVictorians,A.N.WilsonrelatestheexhilaratingstoryoftheElizabethanAge.Itwasatimeofexceptionalcreativity,wealthcreationandpoliticalexpansion.ItwasalsoaperiodofEnglishhistorymoreremarkablethananyotherforthetechnicolourpersonalitiesofitsleadingparticipants.ApartfromthecomplexcharacteroftheVirginQueenherself,wefollowthestoryofFrancisDrakeandpoliticalintriguerslikeWilliamCecilandFrancisWalsingham,soimportanttoamonarchwhooftenmadeakeystrategyoutofherindecisiveness.FavouriteslikeLeicesterandEssexskatedveryclosetotheedgeasfarasElizabeth'saffectionswereconcerned,andEssexmadeabigmistakewhenheledarebellionagainstthecrown.TherewasaRenaissanceduringthisperiodintheworldofwords,whichincludedtheall-roundheroandliterarygenius,SirPhilipSidney,playwright-spyChristopherMarloweandthat'myriad-mindedman',WilliamShakespeare.LifeinElizabethanEnglandcouldbeveryharsh.Plagueswepttheland.AndthepoorreceivedlittleassistancefromtheState.Thumbscrewsandtherackcouldbethegrimpreludetotheexecutioner'sblock.Butcrucially,thiswastheagewhenmodernBritainwasborn,andestablishedindependencefrommainlandEurope.AfterSirWalterRaleighestablishedthecolonyofVirginia,Englishwasdestinedtobecomethelanguageofthegreatglobeitself,andthethefoundationswerelaidnotonlyoflaterBritishimperialpowerbutalsoofAmericandominationoftheworld.WithTheElizabethans,Wilsonrevealshimselfagainasthemasterofthedefinitive,single-volumestudy. A.N.WILSONwasbornin1950andeducatedatRugbyandNewCollege,Oxford.AFellowoftheRoyalSocietyofLiterature,heholdsaprominentposition
  • 内容简介:
    WithallthepanoramicsweepofhisbestsellingstudyTheVictorians,A.N.WilsonrelatestheexhilaratingstoryoftheElizabethanAge.Itwasatimeofexceptionalcreativity,wealthcreationandpoliticalexpansion.ItwasalsoaperiodofEnglishhistorymoreremarkablethananyotherforthetechnicolourpersonalitiesofitsleadingparticipants.ApartfromthecomplexcharacteroftheVirginQueenherself,wefollowthestoryofFrancisDrakeandpoliticalintriguerslikeWilliamCecilandFrancisWalsingham,soimportanttoamonarchwhooftenmadeakeystrategyoutofherindecisiveness.FavouriteslikeLeicesterandEssexskatedveryclosetotheedgeasfarasElizabeth'saffectionswereconcerned,andEssexmadeabigmistakewhenheledarebellionagainstthecrown.TherewasaRenaissanceduringthisperiodintheworldofwords,whichincludedtheall-roundheroandliterarygenius,SirPhilipSidney,playwright-spyChristopherMarloweandthat'myriad-mindedman',WilliamShakespeare.LifeinElizabethanEnglandcouldbeveryharsh.Plagueswepttheland.AndthepoorreceivedlittleassistancefromtheState.Thumbscrewsandtherackcouldbethegrimpreludetotheexecutioner'sblock.Butcrucially,thiswastheagewhenmodernBritainwasborn,andestablishedindependencefrommainlandEurope.AfterSirWalterRaleighestablishedthecolonyofVirginia,Englishwasdestinedtobecomethelanguageofthegreatglobeitself,andthethefoundationswerelaidnotonlyoflaterBritishimperialpowerbutalsoofAmericandominationoftheworld.WithTheElizabethans,Wilsonrevealshimselfagainasthemasterofthedefinitive,single-volumestudy.
  • 作者简介:
    A.N.WILSONwasbornin1950andeducatedatRugbyandNewCollege,Oxford.AFellowoftheRoyalSocietyofLiterature,heholdsaprominentposition
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