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With the Heart of a King: Elizabeth I of England, Philip II of Spain, and the Fight for a Nation's Soul and Crown

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Philip II of Spain, the most powerful monarch in sixteenth-century Europe and a ferocious empire-builder, was matched against the dauntless queen of England, Elizabeth I, determined to defend her country and thwart Philip's ambitions. Philip had been king of England while married to Elizabeth's half-sister, Bloody Mary Tudor, a devout Catholic. After Mary's untimely death, ...more
Hardcover, 352 pages
Published February 6th 2007 by St. Martin's Press
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Traci
This was excellent, simply put. Elizabeth's resistance of Philip was always one of the more interesting aspects of her reign to me. It was interesting to see how these two strong-willed sovereigns butted heads. The details of the Armada and its battle with the English were well written (go Fire Ships!). As always, I learned a few new tidbits about Elizabeth along the way and I enjoyed learning more about Philip as well.
Karen E.
Jan 16, 2009 Karen E. rated it it was amazing
Wonderful book about Philip of Spain and Elizabeth I of England. It had not registered with me before that Philip had been married to Elizabeth's sister, "Bloody" Mary, and must take part of the blame for the persecution of Catholics that Mary practiced during her reign. Why weren't history books this interesting when we had to read them in school?
Bill  Kerwin
Jun 16, 2007 Bill Kerwin rated it liked it
Shelves: history, biography

An entertaining narrative history of the Armada and the events leading up to it, centered on the two towering personalities of Elizabeth I of England and Philip II of Spain.
Louise
Mar 05, 2010 Louise rated it liked it
Contained information on the Armada which I had never seen before.
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