Journals Higher Education



Published: 01 March 2012

432 Pages

9.2 x 6.1 inches

ISBN: 9780719053252

Bookseller Code (06)


Leicester and the court

Essays on Elizabethan politics

Simon Adams

Published by Manchester University Press

Politics Culture and Society in Early Modern Britain MUP

Now back in print, this comprehensive collection of essays by Simon Adams brings to life the most enigmatic of Elizabethans--Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. Adams, famous for the unique depth and breadth of his research, has gathered here his most important essays looking at the Elizabethan Court, and the adventures and legacy of the Earl.

Together with his edition of Leicester's accounts and his reconstruction of Leicester's papers, Adams has published much upon on Leicester's influence and activities. His work has reshaped our knowledge of Elizabeth and her Court, Parliament, and such subjects of recent debate as the power of the nobility and the noble affinity, the politics of faction and the role of patronage. Sixteen essays are found in this collection, organized into three groups: the Court, Leicester and his affinity, and Leicester and the regions.

This volume will be essential reading for academics and students interested in the Elizabethan Court and in early modern British politics more generally.