The Expansion of Elizabethan England

  • A. L. Rowse

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. A. L. Rowse
    Pages 45-89
  3. A. L. Rowse
    Pages 90-125
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    Pages 126-157
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  12. Back Matter
    Pages 439-450

About this book


Elizabethan society is arguably the most successful in English history. The adventurers and merchants (as well as the poets and playwrights) of that age are legendary. The subject of this classic study by A.L. Rowse is that society's 'expansion'. Elizabethan society expanded both physically (first into Cornwall, then Ireland, then across the oceans to first contact with Russian, the Canadian North and then the opening up of trade with India and the Far East) and in terms of ideas and influence on international affairs. Rowse argues that in the Elizabethan age we see the beginning of England's huge impact upon the world.


America argue England expansion history history of literature India Ireland organization play Russia society Spain subject trade

Authors and affiliations

  • A. L. Rowse
    • 1
  1. 1.Fellow of All Souls CollegeOxfordUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Macmillan Publishers Limited 1955
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, London
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4039-0813-1
  • Online ISBN 978-0-230-59713-6
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