From the biographer of Henry VIII, an appraisal of his youngest daughter, the woman who would rule England during its golden age. She inherited from her father his intelligence, his physical energy, and his ebullient personality. But was she herself a great queen, or did she merely preside over a great era in English history. Ridley argues that Elizabeth's actions during her reign of England, and its military and cultural supremacy were determined by the fact that her parents were Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn.
- Paperback | 416 pages
- 144.78 x 215.9 x 30.48mm | 453.59g
- 27 Jun 2002
- Penguin Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- New edition
- New edition
- illustrations, bibliography, references, index
Table of contents
The Protestent child; the Lady Elizabeth; the Lord Admiral; the tower; the heir to the throne; the coronation; the Protesant realm; John Knox; victory in Scotland; Lord Robert; defeat in France; the tolerant queen; Mary Queen of Scots; in defence of monarchy; the revolt in the Netherlands; the contest with Alva; the massacre of St. Bartholomew; Puritans and Anabaptists; the rift with Spain; the Virgin Queen; Ireland; the Jesuits; intervention in the Netherlands; excution of a queen; Cadiz; the Armada; mutinies and failures; Essex; the old queen; the end.
About Jasper Ridley
Jasper Ridley FRSL is a distinguished historical author whose Henry VIII and Elizabeth I are published in the US by PPI. They now join the Penguin Classic Biography list. Other books by the author include Thomas Cranmer, Lord Palmerston, Garibaldi and Napoleon III and Eugenie.