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Legends surround Elizabeth I like the jewels on her coronation crown. Her awe-inspiring air of command, her mastery of political theater, and her immensely successful policies piloted England into a golden age. Her reign introduced Shakespeare, thrashed the Spanish Armada, and brought calm and unity to a divided, shaken kingdom. But she was also the most unlikely of monarchs. The youngest daughter of one of Henry VIII’ s many wives, she was only three when her mother was executed. Her Catholic sister Mary imprisoned her for treason, bringing her to the edge of her own death. In Elizabeth, historian David Starkey captures this and much more, depicting the princess’ s tumultuous life from her birth in 1533 to her accession to the throne in 1558. He recreates the extravagant characters, mad-cap schemes, and tragic plots that overshadowed those years, even as he describes the age’ s religious turmoil and political chaos with clarity and authority. Starkey’ s work is a masterpiece of biography offering a new and vivid portrait of the vicissitudes of fortune that shaped England's greatest queen.

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In this spirited United Kingdom bestseller, Starkey presents a brilliant examination of the formative years of the "Virgin Queen, " recreating a host of extravagant characters, mad-cap schemes, and tragic plots, while using original documents to depict the princess's tumultuous life before her accession to the throne in 1588. Two 8-page color photo inserts.

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An abused child, yet confident of her destiny to reign, a woman in a man's world, passionately sexual — though, as she maintained, a virgin — Elizabeth I is famed as England's most successful ruler. David Starkey's brilliant new biography concentrates on Elizabeth's formative years — from her birth in 1533 to her accession in 1558 — and shows how the experiences of danger and adventure formed her remarkable character and shaped her opinions and beliefs.

From princess and heir-apparent to bastardized and disinherited royal, accused traitor to head of the princely household, Elizabeth experienced every vicissitude of fortune and extreme of condition — and rose above it all to reign during a watershed moment in history. A uniquely absorbing tale of one young woman's turbulent, courageous, and seemingly impossible journey toward the throne, Elizabeth is the exhilarating story of the making of a queen.

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David Sharkey is a historian and commentator, and Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge.He is the author of several works on the Tudoe period, including The Reign of Henry VIII and The English Court, from the Wars of the Roses to the Civil War.He lives in London.

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elyaqiym, February 4, 2010 (view all comments by elyaqiym)
Can you please tell us, where in the Bible,the QUEEN of England name is mention, concerning the throne of David in JERUSALEM, ISRAEL?
We have heard about; YHAHOSHUAH MASHIYACH, & ELIAKIM SON OF HILKIAH!

Tank you

Son of man
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780060959517
Subtitle:
The Struggle for the Throne
Author:
Starkey, David
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Location:
New York
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Royalty
Subject:
Queens
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - British
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
Historical
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Series Volume:
605
Publication Date:
20011204
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.01x5.29x1.03 in. .66 lbs.

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Product details 384 pages Harper Perennial - English 9780060959517 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In this spirited United Kingdom bestseller, Starkey presents a brilliant examination of the formative years of the "Virgin Queen, " recreating a host of extravagant characters, mad-cap schemes, and tragic plots, while using original documents to depict the princess's tumultuous life before her accession to the throne in 1588. Two 8-page color photo inserts.

"Synopsis" by , An abused child, yet confident of her destiny to reign, a woman in a man's world, passionately sexual — though, as she maintained, a virgin — Elizabeth I is famed as England's most successful ruler. David Starkey's brilliant new biography concentrates on Elizabeth's formative years — from her birth in 1533 to her accession in 1558 — and shows how the experiences of danger and adventure formed her remarkable character and shaped her opinions and beliefs.

From princess and heir-apparent to bastardized and disinherited royal, accused traitor to head of the princely household, Elizabeth experienced every vicissitude of fortune and extreme of condition — and rose above it all to reign during a watershed moment in history. A uniquely absorbing tale of one young woman's turbulent, courageous, and seemingly impossible journey toward the throne, Elizabeth is the exhilarating story of the making of a queen.

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