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David Starkey; Kati Nicholl / Patricia Hodge
A brilliant and compelling account of the apprentice years of Elizabeth I.An abused child yet confident of her destiny to reign a woman in a man’s world passionately sexual yet - she said - a virgin Elizabeth I was to be famed as England’s most successful ruler. This absorbing new book by concentrating on the early years from her birth in 1533 to her accession in 1558 shows how her experiences of danger and adventure formed her remarkable character and shaped her opinions and beliefs.For in her youth she had experienced every vicissitude of fortune and every extreme of condition. She had been Princess and inheritrix of England - then bastardized and disinherited. At sixteen she was the head of a great princely household. Not much later she was an accused traitor on the verge of execution in the Tower. Among all this she had been taught the most advanced curriculum of the day. But it was her lessons in the school of life that mattered more - and that taught her humanity.Dr David Starkey recreates a host of extravagant characters mad-cap schemes and tragic plots while using original documents to point up the importance of the rituals of power and life at court. He writes with admirable clarity about religion and constitutional history. This brilliant book contrasts the daughters of Henry VIII: the pious Catholic Mary and her clever sister. The key to understanding Elizabeth is her determination not to make the same mistakes as Mary.ELIZABETH by David Starkey is a bestselling book that offers a captivating historical account of Elizabeth I's life. The author the Sunday Times bestselling author skillfully weaves a narrative that is both a biography and an autobiography providing readers with a unique insight into the world of royalty.For fans of Tracy Borman (Anne Boleyn & Elizabeth I) Alison Weir (Elizabeth of York) Ian Mortimer (The Fears of Henry IV) Marc Morris (William I) and Antonia Fraser (King Charles II).

  • Published by HarperCollins UK
  • Fiction/Non-FictionNon Fiction
  • Genre Biography
  • Target Audience Adult
  • Released 15th June 2005
  • Duration 03 Hrs. 05 Mins.
  • ISBN 9780007218783