In 1554 is Engeland totaal verscheurd door religieuze conflicten. Op 26-jarige leeftijd wordt Elizabeth, de onechte dochter van Henry VIII, tot koningin gekroond. Omdat ze veel tegenstanders heeft, moet Elizabeth erg op haar hoede blijven om alle samenzweringen en moordaanslagen van het hof, de kerk en de mensen die haar het meest nastaan te doorzien. De jonge vrouw gaat m...more
Paperback, 223 pages
Published 1998 by Uitgeverij Luitingh-Sijthoff
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I was not impressed with this book at all, and I think the movie is much better then the book. I think if I had not seen the movie this book would have been hard to follow. Overall I felt the book was not written very well, perhaps because it was based on a screenplay. Not worth reading again or recommending to others.
Nov 27, 2011 Gemma Irene Seyger rated it 3 of 5 stars · review of another edition
As far as historical accuracy goes, this is a total dud, but it's still very readable and a good distraction. I feel like if I review the book, I have to review the movie...so...I'll be lazy this time.
Oct 29, 2010 Suzanne marked it as read-pre-goodreads
It has been a long time since I have read this. It was one of the first historical novels I read so I can not really tell anymore if this one was good or bad, but I must have enjoyed it at the time, esp. since I spent only 25 cents on the Dutch translation :-)
Historically gunk, but a whole load of fun! It's extremely readable, even though it's full of cliches, it's full of them in a fun way. Nice to read when you don't want anything taxing on your brain but don't want to read stupid stuff that's annoying.
This novel isn't a standout, but I really did enjoy reading it. I always enjoy fiction that takes a historical figure or event and theorizes about the "holes" of the past and Elizabeth is such a fascinating individual.