Samuel asked:

Did anyone find this book as preposterous and overblown as I did?

Susan I did. First of all, the idea that the then most famous woman in the world, Elizabeth I, Queen of England, could have had four or five illegitimate children and no one commented on her or them is ridiculous.

Second, the idea that she had sex with her own son to produce her grandson is more ridiculous.

Third, that Charles Beauclerk is conveniently the descendant of all of those couplings is absolutely absurd.
Ian Chadwick It was piffle. Entertaining at first, like a von Daniken book, it sank beneath its own pomposity rather soon.
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