Summary: Long held to be the definitive, comprehensive work on Elizabeth I’s reign.
*Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester
Published: Cassell, London (1980)
Details: Hardback. 259pp.
Summary: Well-researched biography of Leicester providing a balanced assessment of the many intrigues involving Queen Elizabeth’s favourite, who was admired by some, but hated by many.
*Mr. Secretary Walsingham and the Policy of Queen Elizabeth
Published: Oxford University Press 1925.
Details: 3 Vols. Hard cover. 443pp, 433pp, ???pp.
ISBN: 1593860005 (2003 Reprint)
Contents:Vol I: Early life, French Embassy, Treaty of Blois, Massacre at St. Bartholomew’s, French Affairs, Dutch Affairs 1573-78, Embassy to the Low Countries. Vol II: Alencon, Scottish Affairs 1570-85, Catholics and Puritans, Plots and Counter Plots. Vol III: Babington Plot, Beginning of War 1584-6, Scotland and France 1585-8, Armada, Year after Armada, English Maritime Enterprise, Private Affairs.
Walsingham: Elizabethan Spymaster and Statesman
Published: Sutton Publishing 2004.
Details: Hard cover. 288pp.
Summary: Acknowledges Read as a major source, but much condensed (not always for the better), and some minor updates to Read.
*The Queen’s Agent: Francis Walsingham at the Court of Elizabeth I
Contents: Queen of Scots (1570); Lord Burghley; Ridolfi Plot; French Marriage; Dutch Revolt; St. Bartholomew’s Day Massacre; Scotland (1572-3); Anglican & Puritan; Theobalds; Huguenots; Low Countries (1576-8); Alencon; Jesuits; Low Countries (1581-4); Scotland (1581-5); Leicester; Mary Stuart’s End; Henry of Navarre; Peace Overtures; Armada; Essex; Attack on Puritanism; 1596; Last Days.
Sir Walter Raleigh
Published: Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1973, 1975, 2000.
Details: Hard cover (1973), Paperback. 415pp.
ISBN: 0297765574 (1973); 1842120891 (2000)
Summary: Based on the chronology of Ralegh’s own writings. Lacey is renowned for his original and painstaking research.
*A Survey of London
Published: Sutton Publishing 2005.
Details: Paperback. 442pp.
Summary: A full edition of Stow‘s A Survey of London (1598), with a brief biography of the author, plus an introduction by Antonia Fraser.
Tudor England Observed: The World of John Stow
Author:Barrett L. Beer
Published: Sutton Publishing 1998.
Details: Hard cover. 224pp.
Summary: A view of Elizabethan life via extracts from Stow‘s Survey of London (1598)
Life in Elizabethan England
Hardback: Batsford (1961) 176pp.; Book Club Associates (1973) 224pp.
Paperback: John Jones Publishers (1998) 240pp.
ISBN: 187108346X (Paperback)
Summary: A scholarly & well-researched overview with plentiful illustrations. Covers: Court; Country & Town Life; Home Life; Church; Education; Arts & Pastimes; The Poor; Travel at Home & Abroad.
Published: Phoenix Non-fiction/History.
Details: Paperback (2004). 389pp.
Summary: A fascinating and wide-ranging portrait of Elizabethan London and Londoners. Thoroughly researched but with an easy-going style, there’s an intriguing nugget on almost every page.
*The Time Traveller’s Guide to Elizabethan England