(PDF KINDLE) [The Pirate ueen ueen Elizabeth I Her Pirate Adventurers and the Dawn of Empire] Ã Susan Ronald
R 200 years yetAlso the title is a misnomer This book is minimally about Elizabeth
and mostly about the voyages of piracy in the mostly undeclared war between England and mostly about the voyages of piracy in the mostly undeclared war between England and Spanish empire It s extremely interesting to read this in the context of post colonialism and intersectionality Also interesting that while I read the history of La Conuista in that context I ve never really had the opportunity to apply it to British history Huh The book explores the adventure explorers of the Elizabethan age
For Everyone Who Has everyone who has image of the golden age being the age of an empire the author deconstructs this myth and says that it wasn t so what Elizabeth this myth and says that it wasn t so what Elizabeth begin however thanks to those before her like grandfather Henry VII was set the stage for the future British Empire Everyone wanted to cash in on the colonies back then it was the dream of every European country to have a settlement in the Americas of course the country that got the most land was Spain but this did not stop Elizabeth from making her own luck and attacking Spanish galleons and financing explorations looking for fertile land that England could settle on What emerges from this book is a narrative of many brave and ambitious men some who had nothing to lose others who wanted to prove themselves to the ueen and make a name for themselves in this foreign land however the author doesn t shy away from the violence these men inflicted on the natives or the slave trade England engaged in as so many other countries back then My one nitpick was that it lessened England s participation often making excuses for its actions while condemning other countries For everyone who has studied this period you now it doesn t matter what country they speak of every country that engaged in the slave trade was just as brutal England was no different I have to admit that I am sooooo glad this book is done Omigod glad I might be skipping I should have loved this book I should have whisked it away on a long holiday with me and a pony ride and bought it drinksBut it was fineIt was like going out on a date with the perfect guy and finding out you like him as a friendThe book tells the story of Elizabeth s pirate adventurers like Drake and Raleigh and such It s pretty funIt starts out however with a super snarktastic comment from the author about how if you expect it to be about Elizabeth and her romances you re wrong wrong wrong and she hates you and wants you dead Not really but indaThen the book goes into excruciatingly detailed detail about every ship that ever thought of leaving England And with every amount of money she explains what that would be in modern dollars and pounds this gets old The book is full of information and would probably entrance a lot of people However I m not one of them This is an amazing book researched in great detail describing the reign of Elizabeth I through her foreign policy especially when it came to her privateers Elizabeth needed money to defend a vulnerable England against Catholic Spain while aidi. I relying on a wealth of historical sources and thousands of the ueen's personal letters to tell the thrilling story of a visionary monarch and the swashbuckling mariners who terrorized the seas to amass great wealth for themselves and the Crow.
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Histories so this was out of my comfort zone But it showed another side of Elizabeth I "S Foreign Policy It Covers Multiple Topics "foreign policy It covers multiple topics spice trade the relationship with SpainPhillip II the growth and stabilization of Protestant faith slave trade establishing towns in America and other things I enjoyed it but it jumped around a lot Excellent The Virgin ueen assumed the throne at the
Age Of 25 Hot Tempered And Intelligent The Daughter Ofof 25 Hot tempered and intelligent the daughter of VIII and Anne Boleyn declared that she would never marry after witnessing what her father had done to her mother Instead she focused on building an empireBased on primary sources including thousands of letters between merchant adventurers and ueen Elizabeth I this rather fresh take on the times suggests that swashbuckling English pirates had everything to do with England s advancement Drake Cavendish Raleigh and scores of others took turns as favorites of the ueen Cavendish circumnavigated the globe only eight years after Drake had done it English adventurers terrorized the seas defeated the Spanish armada and established colonies in the New World while amassing great wealth for impoverished England and themselves Ronald captures the gentleman adventurers read pirates corsairs rovers and the like of the Elizabethan era flawlessly I found it uite amazing just how dependent the little island state of England was on plunder and booty in the mid to late 16th century What s little island state of England was on plunder and booty in the mid to late 16th century What s amazing is how these adventurers teamed up not once not twice but three times to defeat the Spanish Armada and lay the groundwork for what would eventually become the United States of America Absolutely amazing a perfect read for a snowy day off Love reading anything everything about ueen Elizabeth I She was a trailblazer before it became posh Fiercely loyal uncompromising when it came to religion herself or the pressure to marry and produce an heir she lead her people with an iron fist and a good heart She was a total badass ruling nowing so many wanted to dethrone and ill her An excellent answer to my uestion from my last book A Kingdom Strange what the hell was wrong with Walter Raleigh Turns out Horn s book didn t take into account the finances of the British crown in critiuing the failure of Raleigh to resupply his Roanoke colony Ronald if anything goes into too much detail of England s poverty and couches the entirety of state sponsored piracy and the eventual birth of the British navy in terms of funding the stateWhat is especially interesting to me is how my US education made ZERO mention of Drake s circumnavigation of the globe as a mission of sacking and pillaging stupendous wealth from west to east Why so bowdlerized Also I had no idea that we have Elizabeth I to blame for the English getting involved in the slave trade I m STILL shocked though I probably shouldn t be I ve read that part of SpanishPortuguese history I just didn t connect those dates to Gloriana and English licensed pirates turning slavers Not privateers that word didn t exist fo. Philosophers and her stalwart Privy Council to anchor her throne and in doing so planted the seedlings of an empire that would ultimately cover two fifths of the world In 'The Pirate ueen' historian Susan Ronald offers a fresh look at Elizabeth. ,
This book assumed too much prior nowledge on the subject of economics
For instance in one chapter Elizabeth stabilized the runaway inflation by recallinginstance in one chapter Elizabeth stabilized the runaway inflation by recalling old currency and minting new coins As I read it I Death and the Penguin kept nodding saying to myself Oh so that s how you do it I don tnow enough about economics to now whether Elizabeth s strategy was brilliant or routine risky or sure When I read that chapter I merely read a list of Elizabeth s actions without being able to put them into the proper context or learn from them I ve needed Elizabeth s actions without being able to put them into the proper context or learn from them I ve needed book detailing the ind of socio political economic environment that would support piracy and The Pirate ueen gave me exactly the ind of background I needed for my research As background reading to inform my own writing this volume provides a rough history of Elizabethan times written in such a way that one isn t too overwhelmed with an info dump of names places and famous battles In other words it s perfect for someone like me who needed a basic introduction to European
History Other Than Having Watchedother than having watched handful of historical moviesObviously Elizabeth I is the focus of this novel and she s revealed as both shrewd ruler and a woman who s prone to the flattery of her gentleman adventurers The dynamics at court in a traditionally patriarchal society must have had uite a shake up when she steadfastly refused to marry and give up her sovereignty as ruler But oh what a ueen she was Yes she had her good and bad sides and the situation with Ireland was definitely a bad side but honours go to her for strengthening a nation in the face of the massive adversity thanks to SpainUp until now the name Francis Drake meant very little to me something about voyages around the globe but Susan Ronald hammers home the conditions in which these gentleman explorers like him had to work in order to succeed in their monumental voyages Their ships were fragile wooden things often at the mercy of the elements Sickness and privation were spectres that loomed constantly and if not that mutiny among the crew posed yet threatsWe take our maps and GPS for granted nowadays Back then these brave and hardy souls navigated unknown and often hostile territory Not all the natives they encountered were friendly and often Spanish colonists were less than welcoming Ronald touches on the slave trade as well and how folks like John Hawkins had a hand in this terrible aspect of life during this era The conditions aboard the slavers must have been hellish and the fates of those poor souls terrible once they arrived in the New WorldAll in all The Pirate ueen offers a rough sketch illustrating how early plunderers merchant and pirates gave rise to British maritime strength and set the stage for the British Empire that was to follow I came away with a better understanding of the murky politics in the English court and how Elizabeth I s reign shaped European history Overall I feel like I ve had a great starting point for further reading 355An interesting read I m not generally into naval. Extravagant whimsical and hot tempered Elizabeth was the epitome of power both feared and admired by her enemies Dubbed the pirate ueen by the Vatican and Spain's Philip II she employed a network of daring merchants brazen adventurers astronomer.