A Spellbinding Tale of England's Most Passionate Queen-and the Three Men Whose Destinies Belonged to Her Alone. "Fast-paced...one of the most fascinating monarchs in history." -New York Times Book Review "A stupendous achievement...a book that captures Queen Elizabeth I completely." -Mainstream... show more
A Spellbinding Tale of England's Most Passionate Queen-and the Three Men Whose Destinies Belonged to Her Alone. "Fast-paced...one of the most fascinating monarchs in history." -New York Times Book Review "A stupendous achievement...a book that captures Queen Elizabeth I completely." -Mainstream Historical Beloved for its stunning storytelling, Legacy offers an exquisite portrait of the queen who defined an era. Tracing the unlikely path from her tragic childhood to her ruthless confrontations with Mary, Queen of Scots, and capturing in all its glory her brilliant reign as Europe's most celebrated queen, Legacy peels back the layers from a mysterious monarch and satisfies the questions of history. Winner of the Georgette Heyer Historical Novel Prize and the Betty Trask Award, Legacy gives us Elizabeth the woman: proud, passionate, and captivating in her intensity. She inspired men to love her with bewitching devotion, no matter what the cost, but the depth of her love for England required a sacrifice that would haunt her to the grave. "Full of dramatic twists and turns, not to mention a scintillating central character and colorful supporting cast. Readers will lose themselves for hours in this richly entertaining novel." -Booklist Includes Bonus Reading Group Guide
Publish date: March 23rd 1986
Pages no: 648
Edition language: English
, European Literature
, British Literature
, Historical Fiction
, Literary Fiction
, Historical Romance
, 16th Century
Legacy is a historical novel about Elizabeth I (covering the period from the meeting of her parents, Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, through her death over 70 years later), with some paranormal overtones. The direction of the story line is hardly a surprise to me (I have been addicted to the Tudors si...
Buddy read with Anna, Rio (Lynne), Orsolya, Tom, Lynn and Jackleen :-).
Too slow for me. It was interesting, to a point but I felt like I was slogging through it. I actually took a break from it to read some library books and found it hard to pick up again so I decided to stop. Shame, because I like historical fiction and the Tudors but this wasn't doing it for me.
This book is the reason why I buy almost all of my books rather than borrowing from friends or the library. I first read this book when I was in middle school. I borrowed it from the library, lost myself in the dangerous and glittering world of court intrigue and politics, and read it in a little ...
A book that I was very happy to see come back into print last year. Smart, well-written account of Queen Elizabeth I from the cradle to the grave, and the various personalities, plots and achievements in her life. I think this one is my favourite of all the various fictional accounts of Elizabeth, b...