Elizabeth, the Queen
An intriguing deep dive into Queen Elizabeth I's life as a woman and a monarch
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Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of Pages: 544
Width: 12.9 cm
Height: 19.8 cm
Elizabeth the Queen begins as the young Elizabeth ascends the throne in the wake of her sister Mary's disastrous reign - both a woman and a queen, Elizabeth's story is an extraordinary phenomenon in a patriarchal age. From Elizabeth's intriguing, long-standing affair with Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, to her dealings - sometimes comical, sometimes poignant - with her many suitors, her rivalry with Mary, Queen of Scots, and her bizarre relationship with the Earl of Essex, thirty years her junior, here, in rich, vivid and colourful detail, Alison Weir helps us comes as close as we shall ever get to knowing what Elizabeth I was like as a person. 'Excellent...intricate and absorbing...An elegant, shrewd and wonderfully vivacious book.' The Times
Excellent...intricate and absorbing...An elegant, shrewd and wonderfully vivacious book. * Sunday Times * An excellent account of the greatest of England's remarkable great queens. * Daily Telegraph * An informative and entertaining biography. * The Times * Full, fair and judicious and particularly good on Elizabeth's private life. * Literary Review * Fantastic and fascinating! Alison Weir's great talent is to pack in details without losing readability...highly recommended * The Bookfiends Kingdom *