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    DescriptionIn her highly praised "The Six Wives of Henry VIII" and its sequel, "Children of England", Alison Weir examined the private lives of the early Tudor kings and queens, and chronicled the childhood and youth of one of England's most successful monarchs, Elizabeth I. This book begins as the young Elizabeth ascends the throne in the wake of her sister Mary's disastrous reign. Elizabeth is portrayed as both a woman and a queen, an extraordinary phenomenon in a patriarchal age. Alison Weir writes of Elizabeth's intriguing, long-standing affair with Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, of her dealings - sometimes comical, sometimes poignant - with her many suitors, of her rivalry with Mary, Queen of Scots, and of her bizarre relationship with the Earl of Essex, thirty years her junior. Rich in detail, vivid and colourful, this book comes as close as we shall ever get to knowing what Elizabeth I was like as a person.


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    Title
    Elizabeth, The Queen
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Alison Weir
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 544
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 412 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780099524250
    ISBN 10: 0099524252
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 21600
    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.3
    BIC subject category V2: BGR
    DC22: 941.085092
    BISAC V2.8: BIO014000, BIO006000
    Thema V1.0: DNBH, DNBR
    Illustrations note
    col. ill
    Publisher
    VINTAGE
    Imprint name
    VINTAGE
    Publication date
    09 February 2009
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Alison Weir lives and works in Surrey. Her books include Britain's Royal Families, The Six Wives of Henry VIII, Children of England, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Henry VIII: King and Court,Mary, Queen of Scots, Isabella: She-Wolf of France, Queen of England, Katherine Swynford: The Story of John of Gaunt and His Scandalous Duchess and the novels, Innocent Traitor and The Lady Elizabeth.
    Review quote
    "Excellent...intricate and absorbing...An elegant, shrewd and wonderfully vivacious book." -- Miranda Seymour Sunday Times "An excellent account of the greatest of England's remarkable great queens." -- Kathryn Hughes Daily Telegraph "An informative and entertaining biography." -- Peter Ackroyd The Times "Full, fair and judicious and particularly good on Elizabeth's private life." -- Paul Johnson Literary Review "Fantastic and fascinating! Alison Weir's great talent is to pack in details without losing readability...highly recommended" The Bookfiends Kingdom