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I, Elizabeth - Rosalind Miles
I, Elizabeth
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Publicly declared a bastard at the age of three, daughter of a disgraced and executed mother, last in the line of succession to the throne of England, Elizabeth I inherited an England ravaged by bloody religious conflict, at war with Spain and France, and badly in debt. When she died in 1603,... show more
Publicly declared a bastard at the age of three, daughter of a disgraced and executed mother, last in the line of succession to the throne of England, Elizabeth I inherited an England ravaged by bloody religious conflict, at war with Spain and France, and badly in debt. When she died in 1603, after a forty-five- year reign, her empire spanned two continents and was united under one church, victorious in war, and blessed with an overflowing treasury. What’s more, her favorites—William Shakespeare, Sir Francis Drake, and Sir Walter Raleigh—had made the Elizabethan era a cultural Golden Age still remembered today.But for Elizabeth the woman, tragedy went hand in hand with triumph. Politics and scandal forced the passionate queen to reject her true love, Robert Dudley, and to execute his stepson, her much-adored Lord Essex. Now in this spellbinding novel, Rosalind Miles brings to life the woman behind the myth. By turns imperious, brilliant, calculating, vain, and witty, this is the Elizabeth the world never knew. From the days of her brutal father, Henry VIII, to her final dying moments, Elizabeth tells her story in her own words.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780609809105 (0609809105)
ASIN: 609809105
Publisher: Broadway Books
Pages no: 656
Edition language: English
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2.0 I, Elizabeth: The Word of a Queen
Mediocre, at best. While Miles has a likable Elizabeth in her novel, it fails to be anything but a "bubblegum book" - - one that is chewed through quickly, forgotten even faster.
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1.0 I, Elizabeth: A Novel
I didn't like it at all and couldn't finish it. Made to page 225
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4.0 I, Elizabeth
I don't know how much of this book was actually the product of research by the author, or her imagination, but it was a decently good book. It was a very intimate insight into the life of the first Elizabeth.
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