Queen Elizabeth By Jacob Abbott

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Sinopsis

The history of a woman who rose above and beyond tragedy, grief and personal loss to become one of the most powerful figures in sixteenth century Europe is wonderfully told in this biography Queen Elizabeth, by Jacob Abbott.Beginning with the tragic circumstances of Elizabeth's mother, the lovely and doomed Anne Boleyn's execution and Henry VIII's dissolution of the English Catholic Church, the story of Elizabeth's rise to power is reflective of the England's domination of world politics as well. As a three year old, the young Elizabeth was destined to be raised as an orphan while her authoritarian, lustful and forceful father took on several more wives and created a new Church in England. He was survived by three children, Mary, Elizabeth and Edward, all by different wives and greatly separated from each other in age, upbringing, politics and faith.Elizabeth was imprisoned as a traitor for several years by her sister Mary, who feared that she may claim the throne. Elizabeth had to wait till her older sister Mary died, to be crowned Queen. Her early reign was marked by intense political turmoil, palace intrigues, wars, religious strife and opposition. She also had to contend with numerous claimants to the throne, including the lovely and tragic Mary Queen of Scots, Lady Jane Grey and many others.However, the masterful handling of the complex situations that confronted a young and solitary woman, the way she dealt with the powerful heads of state in Europe, her long list of admirers and suitors, the admiration and awe she evoked in her courtiers are all told in compelling detail in Queen Elizabeth.Elizabeth's insistence on remaining the Virgin Queen was as much a political move as a personal choice. She suffered no lack of suitors or lovers, but kept them all guessing! Her long reign was marked by immense peace, prosperity and wise administration. The horrible religious and sectarian wars that had consumed earlier monarchies were stilled as England began to monopolize the world stage. Her own devious plots and schemes to retain power, her ruthless elimination of her enemies, her unsurpassed vanity and jealousy and her violent temper and her fondness for ceremonies, pomp and fanfare are all documented in Queen Elizabeth. She remains one of the most famous yet most enigmatic figures in history.Published first in 1849, the original text had many charming engravings that illustrated the main events and characters. Jacob Abbott was well-known for his biographies and children's literature.A fascinating and interesting read!

Episodios

  • 01 – Preface Elizabeth’s Mother

    01 – Preface; Elizabeth’s Mother

    18/09/2016 Duración: 24min

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  • 02 – The Childhood of a Princess

    02 – The Childhood of a Princess

    17/09/2016 Duración: 20min

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  • 03 – Lady Jane Grey

    03 – Lady Jane Grey

    16/09/2016 Duración: 22min

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  • 04 – The Spanish Match

    04 – The Spanish Match

    15/09/2016 Duración: 19min

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  • 05 – Queen Elizabeth in the Tower

    05 – Queen Elizabeth in the Tower

    14/09/2016 Duración: 21min

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  • 06 – Accession to the Throne

    06 – Accession to the Throne

    13/09/2016 Duración: 23min

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  • 07 – The War in Scotland

    07 – The War in Scotland

    12/09/2016 Duración: 21min

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  • 08 – Elizabeth’s Lovers

    08 – Elizabeth’s Lovers

    11/09/2016 Duración: 27min

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  • 09 – Personal Character

    09 – Personal Character

    10/09/2016 Duración: 28min

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  • 10 – The Invincible Armada

    10 – The Invincible Armada

    09/09/2016 Duración: 28min

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  • 11 – The Earl of Essex

    11 – The Earl of Essex

    08/09/2016 Duración: 36min

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  • 12 – The Conclusion

    12 – The Conclusion

    07/09/2016 Duración: 19min

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