Synopses & Reviews
A brilliant and ruthless monarch, Elizabeth devoted her life to her country, and discovered that it was not enough. . . .In the glittering, treacherous court of Henry VIII, young Elizabeth's early years were filled with danger. Hiding in the shadows, watching the unlucky women who followed her beloved mother, Anne Boleyn, she quickly learned how precarious it could be to wait on the fickle favors of men. . . So the young princess vowed that she alone would control her own destiny, and when the nightmare reign of her sister Mary ended, Elizabeth was ready. . .Tempestuous and brilliant she led her country to the heights of power - and into bitter battles with anyone who opposed her.