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Queen Elizabeth I


Kings and Queens of England: History of the Monarchy: Elizabeth I
This site features a short biography of Queen Elizabeth I and a copy of the rousing "Speech to the Troops at Tilbury," that she delivered just before the anticipated invasion of the Spanish Armada. This is also a helpful resource for those interested in learning how the dynasty of Elizabeth I fits into the much larger context of the British Monarchy. This site, the official web site of the British Monarchy, is an authoritative source of information. It is written and managed by the Royal Household at Buckingham Palace.

Modern History Sourcebook: Queen Elizabeth I of England
Selected Writing and Speeches

This online sourcebook, organized by Fordham University faculty, offers a collection of speeches authored and delivered by Elizabeth on such controversial topics as religion and marriage.

bbc.co.uk/history: Monarchs and Leaders: Elizabeth I
This BBC site features brief articles on several subjects regarding Elizabeth's reign: suitors, marriage, plots and conspiracies, and the final years. Related links to Elizabethan England, the Armada, Elizabeth's Spy Network, and the Reformation provide ample opportunity to become immersed in all things Elizabeth.

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The Tudors


Tudor History
Queen Elizabeth I was the sixth and final Tudor monarch. This site, authored and maintained by Lara E. Eakins, an astronomer by training and an amateur historian, offers genealogical trees, a "who's who" in Tudor history, and images of Tudor palaces.

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Elizabeth's Court


Sir Walter Raleigh
Focusing on Raleigh's contributions to 16th Century Renaissance Literature, this independently published site includes Raleigh's poetry, quotes, images, and articles and essays written about him.

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Spanish Armada and "Sea Dogs"


National Maritime Museum, Greenwich: Sir Francis Drake
This brief biography written by the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich covers Drake's humble beginnings in Devon to his ambitious circumnavigation of the world.

bbc.co.uk/history : Monarchs and Leaders : The Spanish Armada
This BBC article details the reasons behind the Armada and its role in bringing an end to the Anglo-Spanish War.

The United States Library of Congress
    Kraus Collection
    Prized for its rare and authentic resources, the Kraus Collection comprises important primary and secondary materials gathered from Drake's voyages throughout the then Spanish territory of the Americas. Texts are in English, Latin, German, Dutch, Italian, Spanish and French.

    The "Invincible Armada" 1588
    A collection of primary and secondary resources that includes "General Orders" distributed to individual ships of the Spanish fleet that later fell into the hands of the English and were translated and published that same year.

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Mary, Queen of Scots


Mary, Queen of Scots
The official site of the Mary Stuart Society of Scotland, features family trees, timelines, letters, and biographical information about Mary's childhood in France and her three marriages.

Mary, Queen of Scots
This independently published site provides a Catholic perspective on Queen Mary's life, religious convictions, leadership, and ill-fated personal life.

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Bibliography


Elizabeth I and her Court

Brimacombe, Peter. All the Queen's Men. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000.

Doran, Susan. Queen Elizabeth I. London: British Library, 2003.

Erickson, Carolly. The First Elizabeth. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1997.

Hopkins, Lisa. Queen Elizabeth I and her Court. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1990.

Plowden, Alison. Young Elizabeth: The First Twenty-Five Years. Stroud: Sutton Publishing, 1999.

Ross, Josephine. The Men Who Would be King: Suitors to Queen Elizabeth I. London: Phoenix, 2005.

Stanley Diane and Peter Vennema. Good Queen Bess: The Story of Queen Elizabeth I of England. HarperCollins, 2001.

Starkey, David. Elizabeth: The Struggle for the Throne. New York: HarperCollins, 2001.

Weir, Alison. The Life of Elizabeth I. Ballantine Books, 1999.

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The Elizabethan Period


Bloom, Harold. Elizabethan Drama. Philadelphia: Chelsea House Publishers, 2004.

Picard, Liza. Elizabeth's London: Everyday Life in Elizabethan London. St. Martin's Press, 2004.

Rowse, A.L. The Elizabethan Renaissance: The Life of The Society. Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 2000.

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The Spanish Armada


Hanson, Neil. The Confident Hope of a Miracle: The True History of the Spanish Armada. London; New York: Doubleday, 2003.

Martin, Colin and Geoffrey Parker. The Spanish Armada, 2nd edition. Manchester,1999.

Parker, Geoffrey. The Grand Strategy of Philip II. New Haven: Yale University Press, 1998.

Rodger, N.A.M. The Safeguard of the Sea: A Naval History of Britain, Volume I 660-1649. London: W.W. Norton and Company, 1999.

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The Tudors and English Dynasties


Erickson, Carolly. Bloody Mary. New York: St. Martin's Griffin, 1998.

Fraser, Antonia. The Lives of the Kings and Queens of England. Berkley: University of California Press, 1998.

Rex, Richard. The Tudors. Tempus Publishing Ltd, 2003.

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Mary, Queen of Scots


Fraser, Antonia. Mary Queen of Scots. Delta, 1993.

Guy, John. Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart. Houghton Mifflin, 2004.

Plowden, Alison. Two Queens in One Isle. Sutton Publishing, 2003.


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