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Governing by Virtue: Lord Burghley and the Management of Elizabethan England

Hardback, 15/10/2015, £84.00
Governing by Virtue asks how a monarchy with no police force, no standing army, and little bureaucracy could rule England in the second half of the sixteenth century. Queen Elizabeth was the supreme ruler, but her chief manager Lord Burghley depended heavily on the virtue and honour of the ruling classes to keep the peace and defend the realm.