1603

1603 : A Turning Point in British History

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A great step-change in British history took place in 1603: the year that Elizabeth I died and the monarchy passed from the Tudors to the Stuarts, from the house of Henry VIII to James VI of Scotland who ruled as James I of England. It was also the year the Black Death returned, killing some 30,000 out of a population of only 4 million. This is the story of both the history-makers - Elizabeth, James, Robert Cecil, Shakespeare, Galileo - and of the common people; of turmoil in the Church, state-sponsored piracy and the establishment of new trade routes.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 384 pages
  • 160 x 234 x 38mm | 698.53g
  • Headline Publishing Group
  • HEADLINE REVIEW
  • London, United Kingdom
  • 8pp b/w illustrations
  • 0747234086
  • 9780747234081

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The author of This Sceptr'd Isle focuses on a crucial year in English history, 1603, the year that Queen Elizabeth I died and the monarchy passed from the Tudors to the Stuarts - from the house of Henry VIII to James VI of Scotland who ruled as James I of England. It was also the year the Black Death returned, killing some 30,000 out of a population of four million. This is the story of the history makers - Elizabeth, James, Robert Cecil, Shakespeare, Galileo - and of the common people; of turmoil in the Church, State-sponsored piracy and the establishment of new trade routes. Lee's work always finds a ready audience, and his trademark accessibility is well to the fore here.show more

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