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Elizabeth

Elizabeth

The Struggle for the Throne

by David Starkey

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 25/09/2007

  $36.95
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.
ISBN:
9780061367434
9780061367434
Category:
British & Irish history
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
25-09-2007
Language:
English
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers Inc
Country of origin:
United States
Pages:
400
Dimensions (mm):
203x136x26mm
Weight:
0.33kg

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