Elizabeth: The Golden Age

Elizabeth: The Golden Age

by Tasha Alexander
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Elizabeth: The Golden Age by Tasha Alexander

The reign of Queen Elizabeth I was a time of war, passion, and spectacular achievement. Elizabeth: The Golden Age finds Elizabeth facing bloodlust for her throne and familial betrayal. Growing keenly aware of the changing religious and political tides of late sixteenth-century Europe, Elizabeth faces an open challenge from the Spanish King Philip II, who is determined to restore England to Catholicism with his powerful army and dominating armada.

Preparing to go to war to defend her empire, Elizabeth struggles to balance ancient royal duties with an unexpected vulnerability: her love for the seafarer Sir Walter Raleigh. But he remains forbidden for a queen who has sworn body and soul to her country.

Yet as she charts her course abroad, treachery is the rot behind the glittering royal throne. Her most trusted adviser uncovers an assassination plot that could topple the throne, and the traitors may even include Elizabeth's own cousin Mary Stuart.

Based on the sequel to the Academy Award®-winning Elizabeth, Elizabeth: The Golden Age tells the thrilling tale of an era—the story of one woman's crusade to control love, crush enemies, and secure her position as a beloved icon of the Western world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780061859502
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 02/24/2009
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 304
Sales rank: 411,058
File size: 519 KB

About the Author

When not reading, Tasha Alexander can be found hard at work on her next book featuring Emily Ashton.

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Elizabeth: The Golden Age 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
MsDollie More than 1 year ago
Excellent fiction. Will likely enjoy reading a second time and definitely recommend to others.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
If you like Tudor England its fun but not historically accurate
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would definately suggest this book.
Angela Meadows More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this book. It was historically educational and entertaining. I recommend it.
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Guest More than 1 year ago
THIS IS THE BEST BOOK EVER! Although in some parts it's slightly inapropriet it dosn't go into it too much. I would recamend this book any one who loves action and can sympothise with the emotions of the moder woman. a must read
harstan More than 1 year ago
King Philip of Spain believes he is doing God¿s work although he loathes cutting down trees to make the ships he needs to return Europe back to the true Catholic God he considers his mission is to save the soul of England, his late wife¿s country. With the heretic Elizabeth on the throne, he plots to replace her with her guest prisoner of twenty years, Queen Mary Stuart.--------------------- Captain Walter Raleigh has docked his ship the Tyger in London for repairs. With him are two natives from the New World, whom he hopes to introduce to the Queen. Walter wants her backing to set up a settlement at Roanoke Island in what he calls Virginia in honor of Queen Elizabeth.------------ As she does every Sunday, Elizabeth walks from the Presence Chamber to the Chapel Royal so that her people can see her. However, this time Walter steps out of the crowd and puts his cloak down so she would not step in a puddle. Later after rejecting her advisors latest marital scheme to prevent a French-Spanish alliance, she has her favorite lady in waiting Bess Throckmorten brings Walter to her. The Spanish ambassador Guerau calls Walter a pirate, but he mentions a colony and introduces her to his friends and tobacco. Walter has begun his efforts to obtain her Highness¿ patronage even as he and Bess fall in love while Phillip launches the Armada.------------ This is a terrific character driven biographical fictional account of Queen Elizabeth, who comes across as a powerful queen with state and personal problems. Readers will obtain an incredible insight into the mind pf King Phillip of Spain who believes God is on his side as well as a deeper look at Raleigh than the usual romanticized popular version of a cloak dropper. The rest of the cast also is fully developed as Tasha Alexander provides a wonderful novelization of the upcoming sequel to the award winning film Elizabeth.-------------- Harriet Klausner
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I plop on the couch and sigh.