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  • Published: 5 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241963647
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 512
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Elizabeth

The Forgotten Years




An ageing queen, an heirless state, simmering conspiracy both within and outside England: welcome to the court of Elizabeth I

History has pictured Elizabeth I as Gloriana, an icon of strength and power, reigning longer and better than any of her predecessors. But the reality, especially during her later years, was not so simple.

In 1583 Elizabeth is fifty years old, past menopause, but her greatest challenges are still to come: the Spanish Armada, the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots, relentless plotting among her own courtiers. This brutally honest portrait lifts the mask of Gloriana to reveal a woman who is fallible, vulnerable, jealous, increasingly insecure - and struggling to cope with the unenviable task of leading Britain.

  • Published: 5 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241963647
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 512
Categories:

About the author

Sarah Bradford

Sarah Bradford is a historian and biographer. Her previous books include Cesare Borgia (1976), Disraeli (1982), winner of the New York Times Book of the Year, Princess Grace (1984), George VI (1989) and Elizabeth: A Biography of Her Majesty the Queen (1996).

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