1603: A Turning Point in British History

1603: A Turning Point in British History

by Christopher Lee (Author)

Synopsis

A great step-change in British history took place in 1603: the year that Elizabeth I died and the monarchy passed from the Tudors to the Stuarts, from the house of Henry VIII to James VI of Scotland who ruled as James I of England. It was also the year the Black Death returned, killing some 30,000 out of a population of only 4 million. This is the story of both the history-makers - Elizabeth, James, Robert Cecil, Shakespeare, Galileo - and of the common people; of turmoil in the Church, state-sponsored piracy and the establishment of new trade routes.

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Format: Hardcover
Pages: 368
Edition: illustrated edition
Publisher: Headline Review
Published: 24 Mar 2003

ISBN 10: 0747234086
ISBN 13: 9780747234081
Book Overview: Christopher Lee is also the author of This Sceptred Isle and Eight Bells and Top Masts and the editor of The History of the English-Speaking Peoples .

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The author of This Sceptr'd Isle focuses on a crucial year in English history, 1603, the year that Queen Elizabeth I died and the monarchy passed from the Tudors to the Stuarts - from the house of Henry VIII to James VI of Scotland who ruled as James I of England. It was also the year the Black Death returned, killing some 30,000 out of a population of four million. This is the story of the history makers - Elizabeth, James, Robert Cecil, Shakespeare, Galileo - and of the common people; of turmoil in the Church, State-sponsored piracy and the establishment of new trade routes. Lee's work always finds a ready audience, and his trademark accessibility is well to the fore here.