Author(s): David Starkey
With contributions from experts on Tudor history, this catalogue focuses on Elizabeth's court, her relationship with the City of London, the importance of Elizabeth's maritime adventurers, burgeoning maritime enterprise and the beginnings of an overseas empire.
An exhibition catalogue to tie in with a major international exhibition at the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London from 1 May 2003.
Dr David Starkey is Bye fellow of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge. His biography of the young Elizabeth was Number One in the bestseller charts in both hardback and paperback, and is available in Vintage. He guest curated this exhibition; and he will write the chapter on princess Elizabeth. Susan Doran will edit the contributions and write the chapter on Elizabeth's suitors and the problem of the succession. Susan Doran is a lecturer at Christ Church College, Oxford and has written widely on the reign of Elizabeth and the 16th century in general. Her books include Monarchy and Matrimony: The Courtships of Elizabeth (1996) and a biography of Elizabeth in the British Library Historic Lives series to be published in 2003. Other contributors include Ian Archer, Patrick Collinson, Tarnya Cooper, Thomas M McCoog SJ, Sian Flynn and David Spence, Diana Scarisbrick, Nicola Watson and Michael Dobson.