A. L. Rowse, who died in 1997, was an historian and man of letters, poet, biographer, and essayist. He explored the British experience in more than twenty books, including major biographies of Shakespeare and Marlowe. He is also the author of The Elizabethan Renaissance: The Life of the Society, available from Ivan R. Dee.
Everything you always wanted to know about Elizabethan England but were afraid to ask...a thorough snapshot of the time. * Library Journal *
Rowse makes dry bones not only live, but dance.... It is delightful that so exalted a historian should also accept human nature so happily. -- Rebecca West
The Elizabethan Renaissance is created in such brilliant color and clarity that the reader can never forget it. -- Irving Stone
So tightly packed with fascinating facts and fresh material that anyone at all seriously interested in Elizabethan England should delight in it. * The New York Times *