In the two centuries that this volume covers - between 1485 and 1688 - many of the landmark events described are factors that cemented the character of the nation, and the world, which we know today. England became a Protestant country under Henry VIII; his daughter Elizabeth became the celebrated Virgin Queen; and the discovery of 'the round world' enabled a vast and magnificent continent across the Atlantic to be sought and found. While this new era of global expansion spawned the beginnings of modern America, England was ...

The New World 2002, Cassell Reference, London

ISBN-13: 9780304363919

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