Dr Alexandra Gajda

I am currently working on two main projects: the first addresses ideas about the antiquity and authority of Parliament as expressed in polemical debates about the legitimacy of the Protestant Church; the second is a study of travel and the political education of English gentlemen in the Elizabethan and early Stuart period. I am also interested in ideas of statecraft and reason of state in Elizabethan and Jacobean politics.

  • The Elizabethan Church and the Antiquity of Parliament

  • Writing the history of parliament in Tudor and early Stuart England

  • The Gordian Knot of Policy: Statecraft and the Prudent Prince

  • Introduction

  • The earl of Essex and the ‘popish plot

  • The Earl of Essex and 'politic history'

  • The Earl of Essex and Late Elizabethan Political Culture

  • Education as a courtier

  • Tacitus and political thought in early modern Europe, c.1530-c.1640

  • Debating War and Peace in Late Elizabethan England

  • More
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