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A. L. Rowse

Alfred Leslie Rowse(1903 – 1997), known professionally as A. L. Rowse and to his friends and family as Leslie, was a prolific Cornish historian. He is perhaps best known for his poetry about Cornwall and his work on Elizabethan England. Rowse wrote some 100 books, including the bestseller, the autobiographical A Cornish Childhood, that sold nearly half a million copies worldwide. Rowse was also famous for his research on Shakespeare and his theories on the bard;s sexuality.

Articles by this Author

A famed British historian and poet looks at Churchill's two masterpieces.
Before Plymouth Colony there was Sagadahoc, the short-lived settlement for which Sir Ferdinando Gorges had high hopes
The Elizabethans and America: Part II -- The fate of the Virginia Colony rested on the endurance of adventurers, the financing of London merchants, and the favor of a courtier with his demanding spinster Queen.
“To push back the consciousness of American beginnings, beyond Jamestown, beyond the Pilgrims, to the highwater mark of the Elizabethan Age” -- Part One of a New Series.
America acted deeply on the Elizabethan English imagination, working its magic in the minds of poets and men of science