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An impeccably researched collection of the public and private writings of the great British monarch Queen Elizabeth I was one of the most charismatic of English sovereigns, and one of the most prolific. While her more famous public speeches are familiar to some, many of her private writings have never before been printed or made accessible. Now, for the first time, a gener ...more
Hardcover, 400 pages
Published January 6th 2004 by Washington Square Press
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C.B. Cook
Feb 26, 2016 C.B. Cook rated it really liked it
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This was the closest I could find to what I had to read for British Lit, which was a short collection of Elizabeth I's poetry and a few speeches. Definitely interesting, but very hard to read, because of the word selection.
Feb 26, 2016 Kathy rated it it was amazing
It's interesting enough to read about this juggernaut of a monarch, but to read her own words? Nothing less than fascinating. She was brilliant and WAY ahead of her time, yet completely of her time.
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Queen Elizabeth I (Elizabeth Tudor), known simply as "Elizabeth" until the accession of Elizabeth II, was queen regnant of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death. Sometimes called The Virgin Queen, Gloriana, or Good Queen Bess, Elizabeth was the fifth and last monarch of the Tudor dynasty. The daughter of Henry VIII, she was born a princess, but her mother, Anne Boleyn, was exec ...more
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