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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.


Art and Literature

  • Aston, Margaret.  The King's Bedpost: Art, Reformation and Iconography in a Tudor Group Portrait. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1993.
    MU ELLIS ND1314.2.A88 1993

  • Berry, Philippa.  Of Chastity and Power: Elizabethan Literature and the Unmarried Queen.  London; New York: Routledge, 1989.
    MU ELLIS PR428.E43 B47 1989            

  • Dissing Elizabeth: Negative Representations of Gloriana. Edited by Julia M. Walker.  Durham: Duke University Press, 1998.
    MU ELLIS DA355.D57 1998

  • Hazard, Mary E.  Elizabethan Silent Language.  Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 2000.
    MU ELLIS DA320 .H286 2000 

  • Howarth, David.  Images of Rule: Art and Politics in the English Renaissance, 1485-1649.  Berkeley: University of California Press, 1997.
    MU ELLIS N6765 .H68 1997 

  • King, John N.  Tudor Royal Iconography: Literature and Art in an Age of Religious Crisis.  Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press, c1989.
    MU ELLIS DA315.K56 1989

  • Pomeroy, Elizabeth W.  Reading the Portraits of Queen Elizabeth I. Hamden, Conn.: Archon Books, 1989.
    MU ELLIS DA356.P63 1989

  • Watkins, John.  Representing Elizabeth in Stuart England: Literature, History, Sovereignty. Cambridge, U.K.; New York: Cambridge University Press, 2002.
    MU ELLIS            PR438.E56 W38 2002     



  • Milton, Giles. Big Chief Elizabeth: The Adventures and Fate of the First English Colonists in America.  New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2000.
    MU ELLIS            E98.F39 M55 2000

  • Whitfield, Peter, Dr.  Sir Francis Drake. New York: New York University Press, 2004.
    MU ELLIS DA86.22.D7 W47 2004    


Elizabeth through the Ages     

  • Axelrod, Alan.  Elizabeth I, CEO: Strategic Lessons from the Leader Who Built an Empire.  Paramus, NJ: Prentice Hall Press, c2000.
    MU ELLIS DA355.A94 2000

  • Dobson, Michael.  England's Elizabeth: An Afterlife in Fame and Fantasy. Oxford; New York: Oxford University Press, 2002.
    MU ELLIS PR408.E47 D63 2002            

  • Doran, Susan, and Thomas S. Freeman, eds.  The Myth of Elizabeth. New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2003.
    MU ELLIS            PR438.E56 M98 2003

  • Walker, Julia M.  The Elizabeth Icon, 1603-2003.  New York: Palgrave Macmillian, 2004.
    MU ELLIS DA355.W335 2004


Primary Sources: Elizabeth's Writings    

  • Elizabeth I: Autograph Compositions and Foreign Language Originals. Edited by Janel Mueller and Leah S. Marcus.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003.
    MU ELLIS DA350.A25 2003

  • Elizabeth I: Collected Works. Edited by Leah S. Marcus, Janel Mueller, and Mary Beth Rose.  Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2000.
    MU ELLIS DA350.A25 2000

  • Elizabeth I: Her Life in Letters. Compiled by Felix Pryor.  Berkeley: University of California Press, 2003.
    MU ELLIS DA350.A4 2003 

  • Queen Elizabeth I: Selected Works. Edited by Steven W. May.  New York: Washington Square Press, 2004.
    MU ELLIS DA350.A25 2004 


Selected Primary Sources: Elizabeth's Reign

  • By the Quenes Maiestie. Elizabeth by the grace of God Quene of Englande Fraunce and Ireland, defendour of the fayth. Imprynted at London: By [John Day for?] Rychard Iugge printer vnto the Quenes higtnes, [1558]
    MU ELLIE SPEC FILM            FILM BOOK 0003 455:3.          LIB USE ONLY
    A proclamation on the accession of Queen Elizabeth.

  • Church of England.  An order for prayer and thankes-giuing (necessary to be vsed in these dangerous times) for the safetie and preseruation of Her Maiesty and this realme.. set forth by authoritie.  London: Printed by the deputies of Christopher Barker..., 1594.
    MU ELLIE SPEC FILM            FILM BOOK 0003 1836:16         LIB USE ONLY

  • D'Ewes, Simonds, Sir.  The journals of all the Parliaments during the reign of Queen Elizabeth.. London: Printed for John Starkey..., 1682.
    MU ELLIE SPEC FILM            FILM BOOK 0004 180:15          LIB USE ONLY

  • Goldwel, Henry. A briefe declaratio[n] of the shews, deuices, speeches, and inuentions, done & performed before the Queenes Maiestie, & the French ambassadours, at the most valiaunt and worthye triumph, attempted and executed on the Munday and Tuesday in VVhitson weeke last, anno 1581.  Imprinted at London: By Robert VValdgraue, dwelling vvithout Temple-barre, neere vnto Sommerset-House, [1581]
    MU ELLIE SPEC FILM            FILM BOOK 0003 384:19.         LIB USE ONLY

  • The honorable entertainement gieuen to the Queenes Maiestie in progresse, at Eluetham in Hampshire, by the right honorable the Earle of Hertford. 1591. London: Printed by Iohn Wolfe, and are to bee solde at the little shop right ouer the great South dore of Paules, 1591.
    MU ELLIE SPEC FILM            FILM BOOK 0003 529:5.          LIB USE ONLY

  • Jewel, John.  A viewe of a seditious bul sent into Englande from Pius Quintus
    Bishop of Rome, anno 1569.  At London: Printed by R. Newberie, & H. Bynneman, 1582.
    MU ELLIE SPEC FILM            FILM BOOK 0003 1855:2          LIB USE ONLY

  • Nelson, Thomas.  The blessed state of England: Declaring the sundrie dangers vvhich by Gods assistance, the Queenes most excellent Maiestie hath escaped in the whole course of her life.  [London]: Printed [by R. Robinson?] for VViliam VVright, 1591.
    MU ELLIE SPEC FILM            FILM BOOK 0003 716:16.         LIB USE ONLY

  • A Prayer meete to be sayd of all true subiectes for our Queene Elizabeth, and for the present stare.  Imprinted at London: By Richard Iones, [d]welling neere vnto Holberne bridge, [1586]
    MU ELLIE SPEC FILM            FILM BOOK 0003 1727:16         LIB USE ONLY

  • The Quenes Maiesties passage through the citie of London to Westminster the day before her coronacion.  New Haven, Published for the Elizabethan Club [by] Yale University Press, 1960.
    MU DEPOSITORY            DA352 1558.Q42

  • Stubbes, John.  The discouerie of a gaping gulf vvhereinto England is like to be swallovved by another French mariage, if the Lord forbid not the banes, by letting her Maiestie see the sin and punishment thereof.  [London: Printed by H. Singleton for W. Page], Mense Augusti. Anno. 1579.
    MU ELLIE SPEC FILM            FILM BOOK 0003 357:8.          LIB USE ONLY

  • A treatise of treasons against Q. Elizabeth, and the croune of England.  [Louvain]: Imprinted [by J. Fowler], in the moneth of Ianuarie, and in the yeare of our Lord. M.D.LXXII. [1572]
    MU ELLIE SPEC FILM            FILM BOOK 0003 337:19.         LIB USE ONLY

  • Weepe with ioy: a lamentation for the losse of our late soueraigne lady Queene Elizabeth, with ioy and exultation for our high and mightie Prince, King Iames, her lineall and lawful successor.  Printed at London: By V.S. for Edmund Mutton, dwelling in Pater-noster-row, at the signe of the Hunts-man, 1603.
    MU ELLIE SPEC FILM            FILM BOOK 0003 1861:64         LIB USE ONLY

  • Wentworth, Peter.  A pithie exhortation to her Maiestie for establishing her successor to the crowne.  [Edinburgh]: Imprinted [by Robert Waldegrave], 1598.
    MU ELLIE SPEC FILM            FILM BOOK 0003 401:2.          LIB USE ONLY


Early Accounts of Elizabeth

  • Bacon, Francis.  Apologie in certaine imputations concerning the late Earl of Essex.  London: [s.n.], 1642.
    MU ELLIE SPEC FILM            FILM BOOK 0004 251:E.147, no.  LIB USE ONLY

  • Bacon, Francis.  The felicity of Queen Elizabeth and her times.  London: Printed by T. Newcomb, for George Latham..., 1651.
    MU ELLIE SPEC FILM            FILM BOOK 0004 50:16           LIB USE ONLY

  • Camden, William.  The historie of the most renowned and victorious Princesse Elizabeth: late queen of England.  London: Printed for Benjamin Fisher..., 1630.
    MU ELLIS SPEC RARE            DA350.C195 1630LIB USE ONLY

  • The Character of Queen Elizabeth, or, A full and clear account of her policies, and the methods of her government both in church and state. London: Printed for Ric. Chiswell..., 1693.
    MU ELLIE SPEC FILM            FILM BOOK 0004 15:1            LIB USE ONLY

  • Clarke, Samuel.  The history of the glorious life, reign, and death of the illustrious Queen Elizabeth.  London: Printed for Henry Rodes..., 1682.
    MU ELLIE SPEC FILM            FILM BOOK 0004 87:9            LIB USE ONLY

  • Naunton, Robert, Sir.  Fragmenta regalia, or Observations on Queen Elizabeth: her times & favorites. Washington: Folger Shakespeare Library; London: Associated University Presses, c1985.
    MU ELLIS            DA358.A1 N38 1985              

  • Osborne, Francis.  Historical memoires on the reigns of Queen Elizabeth and King
    James.  London: Printed by J. Grismond, and are to be sold by T. Robinson..., 1658.
    MU ELLIE SPEC FILM            FILM BOOK 0004 218:16          LIB USE ONLY

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