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Elizabeth I by Margaret George
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Nov 06, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: arc, elizabeth-i, england, tudor
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Following the life of England's greatest monarch, Margaret George has captured the essence of Queen Elizabeth I's life and reign within the pages of her latest novel, Elizabeth I.

Focusing on the last decade of Elizabeth's reign, we first meet the Virgin Queen as she prepares for battle with the approaching Spanish Armada. Ignoring the advice of her council, Elizabeth armors herself and speaks to her devout soldiers. It is at this instant that the reader is given a glimpse of what a truly remarkable leader she was, and this is only the beginning, throughout the novel Elizabeth's character shines with grace, strength and passionate determination....

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