Elizabeth : The Struggle for the Throne

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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."show more

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  • Paperback | 400 pages
  • 134.62 x 203.2 x 25.4mm | 294.83g
  • HarperCollins Publishers Inc
  • HarperPerennial
  • New York, NY, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 0061367435
  • 9780061367434
  • 254,940

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