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Elizabeth I
     

Elizabeth I

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by Abigail Archer
 

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England's first Queen Elizabeth gave her name to an age.

Inheriting a bankrupt, famished, and powerless country, she healed its religious rifts, replenished its treasury, redefined diplomatic guile, defeated the Spanish Armada, and inspired a new flowering of English culture.

Her father, Henry VIII, beheaded her mother, Anne Boleyn, and Elizabeth was

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England's first Queen Elizabeth gave her name to an age.

Inheriting a bankrupt, famished, and powerless country, she healed its religious rifts, replenished its treasury, redefined diplomatic guile, defeated the Spanish Armada, and inspired a new flowering of English culture.

Her father, Henry VIII, beheaded her mother, Anne Boleyn, and Elizabeth was declared a bastard. As Henry kept marrying and discarding wives, she had to be adroit and canny to avoid being snared in the schemes of courtiers plotting to win the crown. And when at last she ascended the throne, her councilors told her she could survive only by marrying.

But she reigned for forty-four years as Glorianna, the "Virgin Queen," whose wit, evasions, and towering intellect frustrated enemies both within and outside her island kingdom. The more we know about Elizabeth's endless complexity, the more remains to be learned. Here's a beginning.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940149391103
Publisher:
New Word City, Inc.
Publication date:
02/05/2015
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Sales rank:
129,450
File size:
9 MB

Meet the Author

Anne Archer studied history at Oxford. This is her first book.

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Elizabeth I 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
steveack More than 1 year ago
this book is only 121 pages long and they have it down as an 8 MB. why can't B and N just tell people the actual amount of pages in the book? to me, this is like false advertising
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
England's Greatest Queen This fast-paced, well-written book tells the extraordinary story of Queen Elizabeth I. Her trials and tribulations would have done in almost any monarch, but not her. The author  portrays Elizabeth as thoroughly human. By the end of the book, I felt I knew this amazing woman (or at least wished I had). I'm recommending this book to my friends.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
But I did learn some stuff. I wish the author had spoken of Elizabeth's skin. I understand the white makeup she put on her face caused her skin to get ugly and people would put a clown nose on her picture. The author should have written about that.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I've seen (and loved) the movies about Elizabeth, but was really glad to learn about her life and its circumstances. This book dispenses with soap-opera speculation and tells the story in a clear and vivid way that I imagine Elizabeth herself would approve of. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good Queen Bess This book tells the extraordinary story of Elizabeth I, who ruled England with extraordinary grace and skill. Anne Archer paints a vivid portrait of the queen as well as those in her court. Highly recommended.
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Even better than movie
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