Elizabeth: The Struggle For The Throne
An abused child, yet confident of her destiny to reign, a woman in a man's world, passionately sexual -- though, as she maintained, a virgin -- Elizabeth I is famed as England's most successful ruler. David Starkey's brilliant new biography concentrates on Elizabeth's formative years -- from her birth in 1533 to her accession in 1558 -- and shows how the experiences of danger and adventure formed ...
Paperback: 384 pages
Publisher: Harper Perennial; Reprint edition (December 4, 2001)
Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.9 x 8 inches
Amazon Rank: 2434023
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“It is easy to look favorably upon Dr Starkey's work because it is usually correct, it is cited, and he presents it in a manner that is not dulling. His writing is personal but with protocol, which is a treat for the soul after reading so many laborio...”
er remarkable character and shaped her opinions and beliefs.From princess and heir-apparent to bastardized and disinherited royal, accused traitor to head of the princely household, Elizabeth experienced every vicissitude of fortune and extreme of condition -- and rose above it all to reign during a watershed moment in history. A uniquely absorbing tale of one young woman's turbulent, courageous, and seemingly impossible journey toward the throne, Elizabeth is the exhilarating story of the making of a queen.