The Elizabethan World

The Elizabethan World The Elizabethan World was a world remade At the dawn of the sixteenth century Europe was emerging from an age of ignorance and uncertainty New lands were being discovered and old ones revitalized Peo

  • Title: The Elizabethan World
  • Author: Lacey Baldwin Smith
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  • Page: 275
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  • The Elizabethan World was a world remade At the dawn of the sixteenth century, Europe was emerging from an age of ignorance and uncertainty New lands were being discovered and old ones revitalized People abandoned the ideals of medieval times to make startling advances in technology, science, and art Here, award winning historian Lacey Baldwin Smith vividly brings to lThe Elizabethan World was a world remade At the dawn of the sixteenth century, Europe was emerging from an age of ignorance and uncertainty New lands were being discovered and old ones revitalized People abandoned the ideals of medieval times to make startling advances in technology, science, and art Here, award winning historian Lacey Baldwin Smith vividly brings to life the story of Queen Elizabeth perhaps the most influential sovereign in England s history and the age she created During her reign, Queen Elizabeth, last of the Tudor monarchs, presided over developments that still shape and inform our lives and culture today, including her patronage of William Shakespeare, the formation of the Church of England, victory over the Spanish Armada, even the execution of Mary Queen of Scots Smith s keen eye for detail and sense of how those details have echoed through the centuries make this book essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how history works.

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    About “Lacey Baldwin Smith

    • Lacey Baldwin Smith

      Lacey Baldwin Smith was an historian and author specializing in 16th century England He was the author of Henry VIII The Mask of Royalty and Catherine Howard A Tudor Tragedy, among other books.Born in Princeton, New Jersey, Smith taught at Princeton University, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Northwestern University He received two Fulbright awards, two National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and other awards.He was considered one of the big name historians, yet his writing was considered to be as entertaining as it was erudite He lived in Vermont during his retirement, dying at Greensboro at the age of 90.He was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1972.

    506 thoughts on “The Elizabethan World

    • I must admit that this is my favourite age in British history. So I devoured this book and went back several times to re-read sections that were of particular interest to me. Baldwin Smith has organized this book in such a clear logical way, it was such a pleasure to read. The divisions in the church with Loyola and the Jesuits on one side, and Luther, Calvin and Knox on the other was so clear. The three kingdoms in rivalry, Spain, France and England and the characters in England (Raleigh, Drake [...]


    • Lacey Baldwin Smith was everything I wanted to be when I went into history as an undergraduate, and this book is a fair example of why. He writes with an elegance that resembles Garrett Mattingly's, and his insights into the Tudors are penetrating and illuminating. This appreciation of Elizabethan England is episodic rather than linear, and rather more military/political than economic. It also covers more than Elizabeth's realm, with cogent analyses of France and Spain. If the period interests y [...]


    • An excellent book for those wanting to understand the dynamics of European politics and religious conflicts during the later portion of the 1500's, a period concurrent with the reign of Elizabeth I and an age named for the English Queen. The text does not focus solely on England.I read this after Mary Tudor: Princess, Bastard, Queen and it was a great follow up.


    • I will be honest. I did not make it far into this book. It read like a stream of consciousness that could never, within chapters or paragraphs, settle on the point. If I had been required to read this book for a history class, it would have put me off history. I simply could not read it. You may love it, but I did not.


    • A terrific, insightful overview of the 16th century related in an approachable, entertaining style. I especially love LBS' voice. He makes history come alive in a lovely amalgamation of broad analysis and whimsical trivia.


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