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by Lee, Christopher.

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TitleThis sceptred isle. Volume 4, 1547-1660
Author / Responsible partyLee, Christopher.
TopicsHistory. Great Britain -- History -- Tudors, 1485-1603. Great Britain -- History -- Stuarts, 1603-1714. Great Britain -- History -- Commonwealth and Protectorate, 1649-1660. Great Britain -- History -- Civil War, 1642-1649.
Intended AudienceAdult
PublisherVisAbility Ltd.


It was in the reign of Queen Elizabeth I, the daughter of King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, that England became a Protestant nation. Her reign saw the flowering of the Renaissance in England, the growth of trading, slaving and piracy as well as the tragic story of Mary, Queen of Scots. Elizabeth united England as never before but it was her successor, King James VI ov Scotland, who became the first ruler of Great Britain as it was called for the first time. James's son, Charles I, decided he could rule without benefit Parliament; and then religion, Scotland and Ireland began to lead towards bitter Civil War which would bring the irresistible rise of Oliver Cromwell and eventually end with the removal not just of the King, but of monarchy itself.

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System control numberE14403
Narrator NameAnna Massey.
Participant or performer noteAnna Massey.
Narrators GenderFemale narrator