The Pirate Queen - Queen Elizabeth I, Her Pirate Adventurers, and the Dawn of Empire-logo

The Pirate Queen - Queen Elizabeth I, Her Pirate Adventurers, and the Dawn of Empire

Susan Ronald

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Dubbed the "pirate queen" by the Vatican and Spain's Philip II, Elizabeth I was feared and admired by her enemies. Extravagant, whimsical, and hot-tempered, Elizabeth was the epitome of power. Her visionary accomplishments were made possible by her daring merchants, gifted rapscallion adventurers, astronomer philosophers, and her stalwart Privy Council, including Sir William Cecil, Sir Francis Walsingham, and Sir Nicholas Bacon. All these men contributed their vast genius, power, greed, and expertise to the advancement of England. In The Pirate Queen, historian Susan Ronald offers a fresh look at Elizabeth I, focusing on her uncanny instinct for financial survival and the superior intellect that propelled and sustained her rise. The foundation of Elizabeth's empire was built on a carefully choreographed strategy whereby piracy transformed England from an impoverished state on the fringes of Europe into the first building block of an empire that covered two-fifths of the world. Based on a wealth of historical sources and thousands of personal letters between Elizabeth and her merchant adventurers, advisers, and royal "cousins," The Pirate Queen tells the thrilling story of Elizabeth and the swashbuckling mariners who terrorized the seas, planted the seedlings of an empire, and amassed great wealth for themselves and the Crown.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Josephine Bailey

Length:

13h 43m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Introduction
Introduction

24:22


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

10:27


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

20:11


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

19:02


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

27:49


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

37:47


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

26:53


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

23:58


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

41:23


Part 1, Chapter 9
Part 1, Chapter 9

23:19


Part 1, Chapter 10
Part 1, Chapter 10

13:37


Part 1, Chapter 11
Part 1, Chapter 11

32:05


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

20:07


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

12:51


Part 2, Chapter 14
Part 2, Chapter 14

08:12


Part 2, Chapter 15
Part 2, Chapter 15

12:32


Part 2, Chapter 16
Part 2, Chapter 16

22:50


Part 2, Chapter 17
Part 2, Chapter 17

13:06


Part 2, Chapter 18
Part 2, Chapter 18

09:21


Part 2, Chapter 19
Part 2, Chapter 19

09:24


Part 2, Chapter 20
Part 2, Chapter 20

26:36


Part 2, Chapter 21
Part 2, Chapter 21

12:02


Part 2, Chapter 22
Part 2, Chapter 22

20:04


Part 2, Chapter 23
Part 2, Chapter 23

17:28


Part 2, Chapter 24
Part 2, Chapter 24

15:46


Part 2, Chapter 25
Part 2, Chapter 25

08:27


Part 2, Chapter 26
Part 2, Chapter 26

28:34


Part 2, Chapter 27
Part 2, Chapter 27

15:02


Part 2, Chapter 28
Part 2, Chapter 28

08:47


Part 2, Chapter 29
Part 2, Chapter 29

19:20


Part 2, Chapter 30
Part 2, Chapter 30

14:42


Part 2, Chapter 31
Part 2, Chapter 31

12:06


Part 2, Chapter 32
Part 2, Chapter 32

11:45


Part 3, Chapter 33
Part 3, Chapter 33

29:32


Part 3, Chapter 34
Part 3, Chapter 34

08:13


Part 3, Chapter 35
Part 3, Chapter 35

24:01


Part 3, Chapter 36
Part 3, Chapter 36

21:41


Part 3, Chapter 37
Part 3, Chapter 37

10:13


Part 3, Chapter 38
Part 3, Chapter 38

25:17


Part 4, Chapter 39
Part 4, Chapter 39

24:27


Part 4, Chapter 40
Part 4, Chapter 40

22:17


Part 4, Chapter 41
Part 4, Chapter 41

15:17


Part 4, Chapter 42
Part 4, Chapter 42

14:03


Part 4, Chapter 43
Part 4, Chapter 43

07:57


Part 4, Chapter 44
Part 4, Chapter 44

00:22