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  • Published: 28 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446449004
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 544
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Elizabeth, the Queen




A brilliant book about one of England's most famous queens, from one of our bestselling historians.

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

  • Published: 28 February 2011
  • ISBN: 9781446449004
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 544
Categories:

About the author

Alison Weir

Alison Weir is one of Britain’s top-selling historians. She is the author of numerous works of history and historical fiction, specialising in the medieval and Tudor periods. Her bestselling history books include The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Elizabeth of York and The Lost Tudor Princess. Her novels include Innocent Traitor, Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen and Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession. She is an Honorary Life Patron of Historic Royal Palaces and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts. She lives and works in Surrey.

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Praise for Elizabeth, the Queen

Excellent...intricate and absorbing...An elegant, shrewd and wonderfully vivacious book.

Miranda Seymour, Sunday Times

An excellent account of the greatest of England's remarkable great queens.

Kathryn Hughes, Daily Telegraph

Full, fair and judicious and particularly good on Elizabeth's private life.

Paul Johnson, Literary Review

An informative and entertaining biography.

Peter Ackroyd, The Times

Fantastic and fascinating! Alison Weir's great talent is to pack in details without losing readability...highly recommended

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