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The Shaping of the Elizabethan Regime:
Elizabethan Politics, 1558-1572
Wallace T. MacCaffrey

Paperback | 2015 | $72.00 | £59.95 | ISBN: 9780691604725
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The fifteen years between the accession of Elizabeth I to the throne and the death of the Duke of Norfolk were a true time of testing for the new regime.

Originally published in 1971.

The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Wallace T. MacCaffrey is Francis Lee Higginson Professor Emeritus of History at Harvard University.


"MacCaffrey has written an extraordinarily interesting book.... The result is a canvas that is apt to remain the standard picture of early Elizabethan political history for some time to come."--Maurice Lee, Jr., American Historical Review

"Professor MacCaffrey has performed a major service.... We are even a little closer to an understanding of the Queen herself, as we are guided through the labyrinth of her dealings with her own servants and foreign ambassadors."--D. M. Loades, Renaissance Quarterly

"It is the analysis of how war policy was made which illustrates most effectively the skill of MacCaffrey's narrative and the depth of his understanding of Elizabeth.... A superb book, full of wisdom, learning, and insight."--Kenneth R. Bartlett, Canadian Journal of History

Table of Contents:

I Prologue to a Reign 3
II The Making of a Government 22
III The Opening Months 45
IV The Shaping of the Regime 67
V The Emergence of Dudley 93
VI The Newhaven Adventure 117
VII Succession and Marriage: The First Phase 145
VIII Succession and Marriage: The Second Phase 178
IX The Downfall of Mary Stuart 216
X Mary in England 247
XI French Protestants and Spanish Gold 268
XII The Norfolk Marriage 293
XIII The Revolt of the Earls 330
XIV The Aftermath of the Storm 372
XV The Ridolfi Plot 399
XVI Conclusion 454
Index 489

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