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The Life of Elizabeth I

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ISBN13: 9780345425508
ISBN10: 0345425502
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Perhaps the most influential sovereign England has ever known, Queen Elizabeth I reigned prosperously for more than forty years, from 1558 until her death in 1603. During her rule, however, she remained an extremely private person, keeping her own counsel and sharing secrets with no one — not even her closest, most trusted advisors. Now, in this brilliantly researched, fascinating new book, acclaimed biographer Alison Weir brings the enigmatic figure of Elizabeth I to life as never before.

Here are provocative new interpretations and fresh insights on the intimacy between Elizabeth and Robert Dudley, who rose from Master of the Horse to become Earl of Leicester; the imprisonment and execution of Elizabeth's rival, Mary Stuart; Elizabeth's clash with Philip of Spain, once her suitor and then her enemy; and the cruel betrayal of her beloved Essex.

Against a lavish backdrop of pageantry and passion, intrigue and war, Weir dispels the myths surrounding Elizabeth I and examines the contradictions of her character, exploring complex questions. Elizabeth I loved the Earl of Leicester, but did she conspire to murder his wife? She called herself the Virgin Queen, but how chaste was she through dozens of liaisons? She never married, but was her choice to remain single tied to the chilling fate of her mother, Anne Boleyn?

An enthralling epic that is also an amazingly intimate portrait, Alison Weir's The Life of Elizabeth I is a work of deep reflection and extraordinary scholarship — a mesmerizing, stunning reading experience.

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"A riveting portrait of the queen and how the private woman won her public role." Kirkus Reviews

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"An excellent account of the greatest of England's remarkably great queens." Daily Telegraph

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"Weir succeeds in making Elizabeth and her subjects come to life in this clearly written and well-researched biography." Library Journal

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"An extraordinary piece of historical scholarship." The Cleveland Plain Dealer

Synopsis:

Perhaps the most influential sovereign England has ever known, Queen Elizabeth I remained an extremely private person throughout her reign, keeping her own counsel and sharing secrets with no one — not even her closest, most trusted advisers. Now, in this brilliantly researched, fascinating new book, acclaimed biographer Alison Weir shares provocative new interpretations and fresh insights on this enigmatic figure.

Against a lavish backdrop of pageantry and passion, intrigue and war, Weir dispels the myths surrounding Elizabeth I and examines the contradictions of her character. Elizabeth I loved the Earl of Leicester, but did she conspire to murder his wife? She called herself the Virgin Queen, but how chaste was she through dozens of liaisons? She never married — was her choice to remain single tied to the chilling fate of her mother, Anne Boleyn? An enthralling epic that is also an amazingly intimate portrait, The Life of Elizabeth I is a mesmerizing, stunning reading experience.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [491]-508) and index.

About the Author

Alison Weir is the author of Britain's Royal Families: The Complete Genealogy, The Six Wives of Henry VIII, The Princes in the Tower, The Wars of the Roses, and The Children of Henry VIII. She lives outside London with her husband and two children.

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gracie33, January 17, 2014 (view all comments by gracie33)
This book is a wonderfully in-depth look at the life of Elizabeth I. While I usually enjoy historical fiction from this time period, this very detailed look into Elizabeth's life fills in many details. There is a great wealth of source material and quotes. I would recommend this book to anyone interested in English history.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780345425508
Author:
Weir, Alison
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Author:
Weir, B. Alison
Location:
New York
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Royalty
Subject:
Queens
Subject:
History
Subject:
Historical - British
Subject:
Elizabeth i, queen of england, 1533-1603
Subject:
Queens -- Great Britain.
Subject:
Elizabeth
Subject:
General History
Subject:
World
Subject:
Biography-Royalty
Copyright:
Edition Description:
1st American Trade paperback ed.
Series Volume:
451-CE1442
Publication Date:
19991031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
560
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.45 x 1.2 in 1 lb

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Biography » Historical
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History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » Tudor to Stuart Period
History and Social Science » World History » England » Historical Biographies
History and Social Science » World History » England » Royalty

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Product details 560 pages Ballantine Books - English 9780345425508 Reviews:
"Review" by , "A riveting portrait of the queen and how the private woman won her public role."
"Review" by , "An excellent account of the greatest of England's remarkably great queens."
"Review" by , "Weir succeeds in making Elizabeth and her subjects come to life in this clearly written and well-researched biography."
"Review" by , "An extraordinary piece of historical scholarship."
"Synopsis" by , Perhaps the most influential sovereign England has ever known, Queen Elizabeth I remained an extremely private person throughout her reign, keeping her own counsel and sharing secrets with no one — not even her closest, most trusted advisers. Now, in this brilliantly researched, fascinating new book, acclaimed biographer Alison Weir shares provocative new interpretations and fresh insights on this enigmatic figure.

Against a lavish backdrop of pageantry and passion, intrigue and war, Weir dispels the myths surrounding Elizabeth I and examines the contradictions of her character. Elizabeth I loved the Earl of Leicester, but did she conspire to murder his wife? She called herself the Virgin Queen, but how chaste was she through dozens of liaisons? She never married — was her choice to remain single tied to the chilling fate of her mother, Anne Boleyn? An enthralling epic that is also an amazingly intimate portrait, The Life of Elizabeth I is a mesmerizing, stunning reading experience.

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