Elizabeth I’s Foreign Correspondence

Letters, Rhetoric, and Politics

  • Carlo M. Bajetta
  • Guillaume Coatalen
  • Jonathan Gibson

Part of the Queenship and Power book series (QAP)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxv
  2. Manuscripts, Secretaries, and Scribes

  3. Elizabeth’s French Correspondence

  4. Elizabeth’s Italian Correspondence

  5. Correspondence with Germany, the East, and Ireland

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 253-269

About this book


Though Elizabeth I never left England, she wrote extensively to correspondents abroad, and these letters were of central importance to the politics of the period. This volume presents the findings of a major international research project on this correspondence, including newly edited translations of 15 of Elizabeth's letters in foreign languages.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Carlo M. Bajetta
    • 1
  • Guillaume Coatalen
    • 2
  • Jonathan Gibson
    • 3
  1. 1.Università della Valle d’AostaItaly
  2. 2.University of Cergy-PontoiseFrance
  3. 3.English departmentOpen UniversityUK

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2014
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-68630-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-44841-5
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