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Simon Adams

A livey and accessible biography of Queen Elizabeth's secretary of state.

Simon Adams investigates the political and religious options available to the Catholics of early Jacobean England, and asks why some chose to attempt the spectacular coup in November 1605.

Simon Adams reviews two new books.

Simon Adams reviews two bookson Elizabeth I, by Alison Weir and Julia M. Walker.

Simon Adams goes through the household accounts of a Tudor courtier to give a revealing insight into his lifestyle and milieu both at and away from Gloriana's court.

Commerce in the 16th and 17th centuries
Simon Adams assesses new books on the Dutch Revolt

A general account and a more in-depth study of the Stuart reign

Pious nobleman or calculating humbug - what is the true characterisation of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester? Simon Adams sifts the motives for the patronage given to some of Elizabeth's sternest religious critics by her favourite courtier.

400 years ago this May, Spain's great Armada set sail, bent on the invasion and conquest of Elizabethan England. Simon Adams re-examines the strategic considerations that underpinned the actions of both England and Spain before and after the Armada.

Three new collected essays and selected writings
Simon Adams explores works on the two dominant European political ministers.
Aristocracy, by Jonathan Powis. 108 pp. (Basil Blackwell, New Perspectives on the Past, £14.95 hardback, £4.50 paperback)
Henry IV, by David Buisseret. 235 pp. (George Allen and Umvin, £18.50). France in the Age of Henri IV. The Struggle for Stability, by Mark Greengrass. 237pp. (Longman, Studies in Modern History, £5.50).
The Early Modern Period

Simon Adams reviews a book by Carolly Erickson.

A Yearbook, Volume I: 1982
Simon Adams is intrigued by a new life of the Stuart noble

Changes in the structure of the Court and the emergence of religion as a major political issue curbed the influence of faction in the later Tudor period. But it was not eliminated; the last decade of Elizabeth's reign, argues Simon Adams, saw the greatest faction-struggle of the sixteenth-century.

Simon Adams explores two titles on Familism and Puritanism.
Edited by Mary Freer Keller
The House of Commons, 1558-1603, Edited by P.W. Hasler

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