u003cpu003e In the Tudor age it was hard enough to be a king and doubly so to be a Queen. Elizabeth I survived! u003culu003eu003cliu003e Examines Elizabeth in terms of her power rather than her politics. u003c/liu003eu003cliu003e Traces her relationships with the statesman of her time. u003c/liu003eu003cliu003e Explores Elizabeth's relations with the Church, nobility, the royal Court, Parliament and the military. u003c/liu003eu003c/ulu003e As u003ciu003e Elizabeth Iu003c/iu003e, second edition, demonstrates, in the Tudor age it was hard enough to be a king: it was doubly hard to be a queen. Throughout her long reign, Elizabeth's target was survival, and she survived! u003ciu003eElizabeth Iu003c/iu003e, second edition, tells us how. The reign of Elizabeth I was one of the most important periods of expansion and growth in British history, the so called 'Golden Age'. This celebrated and influential study of Elizabeth reconsiders how she achieved this and the ways in which she exercised her power. u003ciu003eElizabeth Iu003c/iu003e second edition, looks at her role in government and the nation and examines Elizabeth in terms of her power rather than her policies, explores her relations with the statesmen of her time and shows how she interacted with the key institutions of sixteenth-century political life. Published in the very popular u003ciu003eProfiles in Poweru003c/iu003e series, this is not a biography, though inevitably it contains much biographical material, it instead analyzes the major features, achievements and failures of Elizabeth's career.