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Alford, Stephen 1970-

Overview
Works: 16 works in 91 publications in 2 languages and 5,244 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography 
Roles: Author
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Most widely held works by Stephen Alford
Kingship and politics in the reign of Edward VI by Stephen Alford( )

24 editions published between 2002 and 2008 in English and held by 2,383 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book offers a reappraisal of the kingship and politics of the reign of Edward VI, the third Tudor king of England who reigned from the age of nine in 1547 until his death in 1553. The reign has often been interpreted as a period of political instability, mainly because of Edward's age, but this account challenges the view that the king's minority was a time of unstable political faction. It shows how Edward was shaped and educated from the start for adult kingship, and how Edwardian politics evolved to accommodate a maturing and able young king." "The book also explores the political values of the men around the king, and tries to reconstruct the relationships of family and association that bound together the governing elite in the king's Council, his court, and in the universities. It also assesses the impact of Edward's reign on Elizabethan politics, both conceptually (the notion of what it was to be a monarch) and practically (the importance in Elizabeth's reign of men who had already shaped Edwardian politics)."--Jacket
The watchers : a secret history of the reign of Elizabeth I by Stephen Alford( Book )

15 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gripping account of the unflagging battle by spies, code breakers, ambassadors and confidence-men who sought to protect Elizabeth I from the most powerful rulers of Europe who conspired to destroy her, their plans most fully realized by the Spanish Armada
London's triumph : merchants, adventurers, and money in Shakespeare's city by Stephen Alford( Book )

13 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the sixteenth century, England was being transformed economically by the astonishing discoveries of the New World and of direct sea routes to Asia. At the start of the century, London was a gloomy, introverted medieval city. But as the century progressed, London was placed at the center of the world stage. Alford brings to life the network of merchants, visionaries, crooks, and sailors who changed London and England forever. As English ships were suddenly found all over the world, the people who made this possible are as interesting as any of those at court
Burghley : William Cecil at the court of Elizabeth I by Stephen Alford( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2011 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Cecil, Lord Burghley (1520-1598), was the closest adviser to England's Queen Elizabeth I and--as this revealing and provocative biography shows--he was the driving force behind the Queen's reign for four decades. --from publisher description
The early Elizabethan polity : William Cecil and the British succession crisis, 1558-1569 by Stephen Alford( Book )

12 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward VI : the last boy king by Stephen Alford( Book )

4 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edward VI, the only son of Henry VIII, became king at the age of nine and died wholly unexpectedly at the age of fifteen. All around him loomed powerful men who hoped to use the child to further their own ends, but who were also playing a long game - assuming that Edward would long outlive them and become as commanding a figure as his father had been. Stephen Alford's book gives full play to the murky, sinister nature of Edward's reign, but is also a poignant account of a boy learning to rule, learning to enjoy his growing power and to come out of the shadows of the great aristocrats around him. England's last child monarch, Edward would have led his country in a quite different direction to the catastrophic one caused by his death
A secret history of the reign of Elizabeth I by Stephen Alford( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of the unflagging battle by spies, codebreakers, ambassadors and confidence-men to protect Queen Elizabeth I. It was a reign that required endless watchfulness - of the coasts, of the Catholic seminaries, of Elizabeth's own subjects
Obserwatorzy : tajna historia panowania Elżbiety I by Stephen Alford( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in Polish and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

William Cecil and the British succession crisis of the 1560s by Stephen Alford( Book )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

EDWARD VI (PENGUIN MONARCHS) : the last boy king by Stephen Alford( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kingship and politics in the reign of Edward VI : Stephen Alford by Stephen Alford( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Http://hdl.handle.net/2027/heb.03956
The watchers a secret history of the reign of Elizabeth by Stephen Alford( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

To the great Catholic powers of France and Spain, England was a heretic pariah state, a canker to be cut away for the health of the greater body of Christendom. Elizabeth's government, defending God's true Church of England and its leader, the queen, could stop at nothing to defend itself. Headed by the brilliant, enigmatic, and widely feared Sir Francis Walsingham, the Elizabethan state deployed every dark art: spies, double agents, cryptography, and torture. Delving deeply into sixteenth-century archives, Stephen Alford offers a groundbreaking, chillingly vivid depiction of Elizabethan espionage, literally recovering it from the shadows
A saturation flow analysis for Winnipeg by Stephen Alford( )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Kingship and Politics in the Reign of Edward VI (Cambridge) by Stephen Alford( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Politics and political history in the Tudor century by Stephen Alford( )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Kingship and politics in the reign of Edward VI : Stephen Alford by Stephen Alford( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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Kingship and politics in the reign of Edward VI
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Burghley : William Cecil at the court of Elizabeth IThe early Elizabethan polity : William Cecil and the British succession crisis, 1558-1569
Alternative Names
ஸ்டீபன் ஆல்ஃபோர்டு

Languages
English (89)

Polish (2)