Elizabeth I

Elizabeth I : A Personal History of the Virgin Queen

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Christopher Hibbert's Virgin Queen is devious, neurotic, capricious, and brilliant. In this biography, which includes character sketches of her relations and courtiers, he fleshes out Elizabeth's quirks and character, giving a well-rounded view of this famous monarch.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 126 x 196 x 24mm | 81.65g
  • Penguin Books Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • New edition
  • 16pp b&w illustrations, genealogical tree, bibliography, index
  • 0141006048
  • 9780141006048

Table of contents

Part 1: prologue; the king's daughter; the queen's sister; "oh, lord! the queen is a woman!"; subjects and suitors; papists and puritans; the queen in her privy chamber; the queen in her council chamber; the queen at court; the queen on progress. Part 2: daughter of discord; traitors and rebels; plots and counterplots; the queen's frog; "this most wicked and filthy woman"; "the enterprise of England"; the Earl of Essex; Lords and Commons; "a lady shut in a chamber"; the last act.show more

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