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The Bisley Boy

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The astonishing story of the boy from a Cotswold village who became Elizabeth I has been rumored for centuries; historical novelist Chris Hunt reconstructs Elizabeth's story in the first person. [fiction][gay men]
Paperback, 336 pages
Published November 1st 1995 by Gay Men's Press (first published September 1995)
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Christopher Moss
Aug 06, 2013 Christopher Moss rated it really liked it
Why are there so many novels that posit that great women have to have been men in disguise? Elizabeth, Gloriana, is an oft interpreted example of this lack of confidence in the fairer sex. This is one such novel, though the agenda here is to play with a gay scenario rather than to discredit the Virgin Queen.

Lord John Neville is a member of the royal family tucked away in a small town away from court to keep him alive in an “off with their heads” reign, namely the Tudors. He stumbles on his real
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Gordon Love
Jul 09, 2013 Gordon Love rated it really liked it
Shelves: historical, gay
Preposterous historical fun with the notion that Elizabeth I was a man, a gay man at that.
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