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Queen Elizabeth I

3.63  ·  Rating Details ·  43 Ratings  ·  7 Reviews
Queen Elizabeth I, the daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, reigned from 1558 until her death in 1603 and is remembered not only as a powerful, often ruthless and successful monarch but also as a virtuous, gracious, and caring ruler.

This new biography of Elizabeth I, by a leading scholar, reveals a tough and determined "Virgin Queen," whose education, wit, and wisdom en
Hardcover, 144 pages
Published August 1st 2003 by New York University Press (first published January 1st 2003)
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Sarah(All The Book Blog Names Are Taken)
If you never read a single book about Elizabeth I, don't start with this one. It does a nice job of giving an introduction to Elizabeth's reign, but is by no means comprehensive all all-encompassing. Even Doran, who is quite biased in Elizabeth's favor, has written better (I recently read an ARC from NetGalley by Doran called Elizabeth I and Her Circle, much better though still quick to excuse Elizabeth's flaws instead of admitting they're there and leaving it at that.)

To me forever, Elizabeth w
Helene Harrison
Review - Don't be fooled by the short length of this book - it includes a lot of portraits, sources and discussion. But it also does cover a long period, and misses out some important events in detail like the death of Amy Robsart in 1560 and the extent of Elizabeth's relationship with Thomas Seymour and how that affected her decision not to marry. Nevertheless, an excellent introduction to those with only a limited knowledge of the period, and a good review for anyone wanting to recap what they ...more
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Jun 16, 2016 Courtney Stev rated it did not like it
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i didn't like this book at all and i thought it was dry and boring. the only reason i read this was for an english asignment and i would recomend it.
Sep 18, 2016 Sue rated it liked it
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Sweet little book, with lots of pictures and handwriting samples.
Mar 02, 2008 Jessie rated it it was ok
I read the beginning of this book. I have been very interested in the Henry the 8th and his wives and daughters. The historical part of this book was not as detailed as I would have liked it to be. I have definitly read better.
Um, it's about QE what's not to like? The short bio was an easy read and did reveal a few tidbits that I didn't already know. It's a good source for quick information.
Mar 31, 2012 Debra rated it really liked it
Accessible, fairly simple account.
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Dr Susan Doran is a British historian whose primary studies surround the reign of Elizabeth I, in particular the theme of marriage and succession. She has published and edited sixteen books, most notably Elizabeth I and Religion, 1558-1603, Monarchy and Matrimony and Queen Elizabeth I, part of the British Library's Historic Lives series.

She is currently a tutor and member of the history faculty at
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