Elizabeth: The Struggle for the Throne

Elizabeth: The Struggle for the Throne

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By (author) David Starkey

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  • Publisher: HarperPerennial
  • Format: Paperback | 400 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 203mm x 25mm | 295g
  • Publication date: 1 October 2007
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 0061367435
  • ISBN 13: 9780061367434
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 188,631

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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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"Unpredictable, harrowing, and engrossing."Jim Harrison, author of Legends of the Fall and The Road Home