Elizabeth and Mary (Audio)
Publish date: January 1st 2004
Publisher: Books on Tape
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Biography Memoir
, European History
, 16th Century
Powerful and ambitious cousin queens at a time when kings ruled Europe, I found this dual biography of Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots deeply and doubly interesting. By depicting both personal histories the context of each queen’s life is contrasted and enriched, and Jane Dunn’s thoughtful, viv...
The title refers to two 16th century monarchs, cousins and contemporaries whose lives would profoundly affect each other. Elizabeth I, Queen of England, and Mary, Queen of Scots. Both provoked passionate partisans from their own day to ours; Elizabeth usually named as among the greatest monarchs eve...
I read this book in three days! It was hard to put down once I got started and became hooked. Jane Dunn goes beneath the initial layers of these women to reveal just what made these girls tick, what they were really made of and what kept them going. Both were deeply religious, and one grew up with e...
This is a good sober and solid rendition of two parallel lives.
There has been plenty (perhaps too much? Nah.) written on both Elizabeth I and Mary, Queen of Scots. Thankfully, Dunn's book stands out. In fact, it should make the short list for the fact that she presents the Queens side by side, allowing to see what Mary is doing while Elizabeth is doing this. ...