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Selected Elizabeth Resources at MU Libraries

The books listed below are only a fraction of the materials on Elizabeth I and her reign available at MU Libraries.  Readers can find more resources in the MERLIN Catalogue and databases such as J-STOR and Project Muse.


Recent Biographies of Elizabeth

  • Bassnett, Susan.  Elizabeth I: A Feminist Perspective. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1988.
    MU ELLIS            DA355.B37 1988

  • Loades, D. M.  Elizabeth I. London: Hambledon and London, 2003.
    MU ELLIS            DA355.L57 2003

  • MacCaffrey, Wallace T.  Elizabeth I. London; New York: E. Arnold, 1993.
    MU ELLIS            DA355.M24 1993

  • Perry, Maria.  The Word of a Prince: A Life of Elizabeth I from Contemporary Documents.  Rochester, NY: Boydell Press, 1990.
    MU ELLIS            DA355.P45 1990

  • Plowden, Alison. Elizabeth I. Stroud: Sutton, 2004.
    MU ELLIS            DA355.P56 2004

  • Somerset, Anne.  Elizabeth I.  New York: Anchor Books, 2003.
    MU ELLIS            DA355.S67 2003

  • Weir, Alison.  The Life of Elizabeth I. New York: Ballantine, 1998.
    MU ELLIS            DA355.W36 1998


Elizabeth's Reign

  • Doran, Susan.  Monarchy and Matrimony: The Courtships of Elizabeth I.  London; New York: Routledge, 1996.
    MU ELLIS            DA356.D68 1996

  • Haigh, Christopher, ed. The Reign of Elizabeth I. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 1985.
    MU ELLIS            DA355.R44 1985

  • Hopkins, Lisa.  Queen Elizabeth I and Her Court. London: Vision Press; New York: St. Martin's Press, 1990.
    MU ELLIS            DA356.H75 1990

  • Levin, Carole.  The Reign of Elizabeth I. New York: Palgrave, 2002.
    MU ELLIS            DA355.L459 2002

  • Starkey, David.  Elizabeth: The Struggle for the Throne. New York: HarperCollins Publishers, c2001.
    MU ELLIS DA356.S77 2001


The Tudors and Stuarts

  • Dunn, Jane.  Elizabeth and Mary: Cousins, Rivals, Queens. New York: Alfred A. Knopf: Distributed by Randon House, 2004.
    MU ELLIS            DA355.D86 2004

  • Gristwood, Sarah.  Arbella: England's Lost Queen. Boston: Houghton Mifflin, [2005]
    MU ELLIS DA391.1.S9 G75 2005

  • Ives, E. W.  The Life and Death of Anne Boleyn: “The Most Happy.”  Malden, MA : Blackwell Pub., 2004.
    MU ELLIS            DA333.B6 I845 2004

  • Loades, D. M.  Chronicles of the Tudor Queens. Stroud: Sutton, 2002.
    MU ELLIS            DA317.1.L63 2002

  • Loades, D. M.  Intrigue and Treason: The Tudor Court, 1547-1558.  Harlow, England; New York: Pearson Longman, 2004.
    MU ELLIS DA340.L579 2004

  • Loades, D. M.  The Mid-Tudor Crisis, 1545-1565. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1992.
    MU ELLIS DA340.L5794 1992        

  • Luke, Mary M.  The Nine Days Queen: A Portrait of Lady Jane Grey.  New York: W. Morrow, c1986.
    MU ELLIS DA345.1.D9 L84 1986     

  • Plowden, Alison.  Elizabeth Tudor and Mary Stewart: Two Queens in One Isle. Totowa, N.J.: Barnes & Noble Books, 1984.
    MU DEPOSITORY            DA355.P5667 1984  

  • Schaefer, Carol. Mary Queen of Scots. New York: Crossroad Pub., c2002.
    MU ELLIS DA787.A1 S33 2002  

  • Weir, Alison.  Henry VIII: The King and His Court.  New York : Ballantine Books, 2001.
    MU ELLIS            DA332 .W45 2001

  • Williams, Penry.  The Later Tudors: England, 1547-1603. Oxford: Clarendon Press; New York: Oxford University Press, 1995.
    MU ELLIS DA355.W4835 1995 


English History

  • Brimacombe, Peter.  All the Queen's Men: The World of Elizabeth I.  New York: St. Martin's Press, 2000.
    MU ELLIS            DA358.A1 B75 2000

  • Gloriana's Face: Women, Public and Private, in the English Renaissance. Edited by S.P. Cerasano and Marion Wynne-Davies.  Detroit, Mich.: Wayne State University Press, c1992.
    MU ELLIS            PR418.W65 G56 1992

  • Lee, Christopher.  1603: The Death of Queen Elizabeth I, the Return of the Black Plague, the Rise of Shakespeare, Piracy, Witchcraft and the Birth of the Stuart Era.  New York: St. Martin's Press, 2004.
    MU ELLIS DA391.L425 2004

  • The Oxford Illustrated History of Tudor & Stuart Britain. Edited by John Morrill.  Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.
    MU ELLIS REFERENCE      DA315.O94 1996            LIB USE ONLY

  • Picard, Liza.  Elizabeth's London: Everyday Life in Elizabethan London. New York: St. Martin's Press, 2004.
    MU ELLIS DA680.P53 2004

  • Singman, Jeffrey L.  Daily Life in Elizabethan England. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1995.
    MU ELLIS DA320.S56 1995



  • Doran, Susan. Elizabeth I and Religion, 1558-1603. London; New York: Routledge, 1994.
    MU ELLIS            BR756.D665 1994

  • Hackett, Helen.  Virgin Mother, Maiden Queen: Elizabeth I and the Cult of the Virgin Mary. New York: St. Martin's Press, 1995.
    MU ELLIS            DA356.H33 1995


Politics and Warfare

  • Budiansky, Stephen.  Her Majesty's Spymaster: Elizabeth I, Sir Francis Walsingham, and the Birth of Modern Espionage. New York: Viking, 2005.
    MU ELLIS DA358.W2 B83 2005

  • Cole, Mary Hill.  The Portable Queen: Elizabeth I and the Politics of Ceremony. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, c1999.
    MU ELLIS            DA356.C56 1999

  • Hammer, Paul E. J.  Elizabeth's Wars: War, Government, and Society in Tudor England, 1544-1604. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
    MU ELLIS DA355.H26 2003

  • Hanson, Neil. The Confident Hope of a Miracle: The True History of the Spanish Armada.  New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 2005.
    MU ELLIS            DA360 .H34 2005

  • Hartley, T. E.  Elizabeth's Parliaments: Queen, Lords and Commons, 1559-1601.  Manchester; New York: Manchester University Press, 1992.
    MU ELLIS            DA356.H37 1992

  • Levin, Carole.  The Heart and Stomach of a King: Elizabeth I and the Politics of Sex and Power. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1994.
    MU ELLIS            DA355.L458 1994

  • MacCaffrey, Wallace T.  Elizabeth I: War and Politics, 1588-1603. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1992.
    MU ELLIS            DA355.M25 1992

  • MacCaffrey, Wallace T.  Queen Elizabeth and the Making of Policy, 1572-1588.  Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, 1981.
    MU ELLIS            DA355.M26     

  • Plowden, Alison.  The Elizabethan Secret Service. New York, N.Y.: St. Martin's Press, 1991.
    MU ELLIS DA356.P56 1991

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