Elizabeth The Queen

Weir, Alison

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Rich in detail, this biography by historian Alison Weir portrays Elizabeth as both a woman and a queen, examining her dealings with her family, her long affair with Robert Dudley and her bizarre relationship with the Earl of Essex.

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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

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Weight 396 g
Dimensions 198 × 129 × 34 mm
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Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

532

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

942.055092 (edition:22)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K