The Pirate Queen: Queen Elizabeth I, Her Pirate Adventurers, and the Dawn of Empire

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Extravagant, whimsical, and hot-tempered, Elizabeth was the epitome of power, both feared and admired by her enemies. Dubbed the "pirate queen" by the Vatican and Spain's Philip II, she employed a network of daring merchants, brazen adventurers, astronomer philosophers, and her stalwart Privy Council to anchor her throne—and in doing so, planted the seedlings of an empire that would ultimately cover two-fifths of the world.

In The Pirate Queen, historian Susan Ronald offers a fresh look at Elizabeth I, relying on a wealth of historical sources and thousands of the queen's personal letters to tell the thrilling story of a visionary monarch and the swashbuckling mariners who terrorized the seas to amass great wealth for themselves and the Crown.

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Ms Ronald regales us with plenty of swashbuckling... Her grasp of the complexities of the period is impressive... Breathtaking. --New York Sun

Susan Ronald guides us masterfully through an Elizabethan world inhabited by 'colourful rapscallions' and 'indomitable sea dogs' who roam the seas seeking plunder, glory, and new lands --:

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Susan Ronald guides us masterfully through an Elizabethan world inhabited by 'colourful rapscallions' and 'indomitable sea dogs' who roam the seas seeking plunder, glory, and new lands

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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc, United States, 2009. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Reprint. 198 x 132 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Elizabeth I was originally dubbed the pirate queen by Philip II of Spain and acknowledged as such by the pope. Extravagant, whimsical, hot-tempered, sexually enticing and the epitome of power, Elizabeth I has never ceased to amaze, entertain, and educate through the centuries. Yet very little has been written, and no books have been dedicated to, Elizabeth I for the financial magician that she was. She played the helpless woman in a man s world to great effect and beleaguered Protestant queen in a predominantly Catholic Europe, using her wiles to exploit every political and social opportunity at hand.Yet her many accomplishments would have never been possible without her daring merchants, gifted rapscallion adventurers, astronomer philosophers, and stalwart Privy Councilors like William Cecil, Francis Walsingham, and Nicholas Bacon. All these men contributed their vast genius, power, greed, and expertise to the rise of England and the foundations of the British Empire. Her foundation of empire was built on a carefully choreographed strategic plan where privateering - piracy to us today - was the expedient method she and her advisors selected to turn her rogue state into the greatest empire the world has ever seen. Bookseller Inventory # AAZ9780060820671

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