This is a gripping narrative of the first thirty years of Elizabeth I's reign that culminated in the defeat of the Armada and saw England become a significant world power. Elizabeth had an unusual personal magnetism and political genius. Arthur Bryant describes how she used these rare attributes to inspire her people, start the first colonial plantations in America and found the East India Company - the genesis of the United States and British Empire. England was put on the map of the world. With a new preface by John Sullivan, this book brings to life a vivid period in history, ending with a portrait of Shakespeare's London. AUTHBIO: Sir Arthur Bryant was born in a house on the Royal Sandringham estate and served in the Royal Flying Corps in the First World War. He wrote hugely popular history books, reviving the neglected art of writing history as literature. His first historical biography, Charles II, was published in 1931, followed by Macaulay. Another popular work was his history of the Napoleonic Wars in three volumes. Bryant was knighted in 1954, made a Companion of Honour in 1967 and died in 1985.
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Book Description Wm Collins & Sons & Co, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0002162075
Book Description Wm Collins & Sons & Co, 1981. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. First Edition. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0002162075