I, Elizabeth: The Word of a Queen

I, Elizabeth: The Word of a Queen

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I, Elizabeth: The Word of a Queen by Rosalind Miles

A spellbinding novel about Elizabeth I from the internationally bestselling author of the Guenevere and Tristan and Isolde trilogies.

Publicly declared a bastard at the age of three, daughter of a disgraced and executed mother, last in the line of succession to the throne of England, Elizabeth I inherited an England ravaged by bloody religious conflict, at war with Spain and France, and badly in debt. When she died in 1603, after a forty-five year reign, her empire spanned two continents and was united under one church, victorious in war, and blessed with an overflowing treasury. What’s more, her favorites—William Shakespeare, Sir Francis Drake, and Sir Walter Raleigh—had made the Elizabethan era a cultural Golden Age still remembered today.

But for Elizabeth the woman, tragedy went hand in hand with triumph. Politics and scandal forced the passionate queen to reject her true love, Robert Dudley, and to execute his stepson, her much-adored Lord Essex. Now in this spellbinding novel, Rosalind Miles brings to life the woman behind the myth. By turns imperious, brilliant, calculating, vain, and witty, this is the Elizabeth the world never knew. From the days of her brutal father, Henry VIII, to her final dying moments, Elizabeth tells her story in her own words.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780609809105
Publisher: Crown/Archetype
Publication date: 03/25/2003
Edition description: First
Pages: 656
Sales rank: 637,332
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 10.84(h) x 1.38(d)

About the Author

Rosalind Miles, Ph.D., is a well-known and critically acclaimed English novelist, essayist, and broadcaster. Her novels, which include the Guenevere trilogy and the Tristan and Isolde trilogy, have been international bestsellers. You can visit her at www.rosalind.net.

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I, Elizabeth 4.1 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 55 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. The author is an amazing storyteller. I loved her other books as well. I own them in paperback and will put them on my Nook as well so i always have them with me.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book was fanastic from beginning to end. I might have to read it again.
ZebraStripe More than 1 year ago
Rosalind Miles is an amazing author; she manages to write in Elizabeth's point of view without flaw. Most of this is due to her research on Queen Elizabeth I, for, this novel is historically accurate. The other reason for her success is her ability of thorough writing, which allows the reader see Elizabeth's world. I recommend this novel to anyone who enjoys the English Renaissance. Enjoy!
pagese More than 1 year ago
I picked this book up because Queen Elizabeth I fascinates me. I've read many different historical fictions about her. I really liked the first part of the book. Most things I've read start were her half-sister Queen Mary has her in the Tower of London. So, I haven't read much concerning her childhood and when her father was still alive (at least were she was the focus of the story anyway). I felt that reading about that time period helped me better understand some of her actions as an adult. I also liked reading about her relationship with her half-brother, Edward. But, sadly the later part of the story started to really drag down. I found myself skimming parts. But, I don't blame it on the book really. As stated above, I've read a lot about her. This book really just did not have anything new to add. It focused on the facts and more on Elizabeth the Queen, not Elizabeth the person. So, if you haven't already read some historical fiction about Queen Elizabeth, you might like this one. But, if you already have a lot of information concerning Queen Elizabeth I, you might want to find something else.
Honor_Girl More than 1 year ago
This is one of the finest pieces of historical fiction I've ever read. You will walk away feeling as though you've had a conversation with Gloriana herself -- beautifully written in the first person. I loved this book so much that I bought two copies; one to lend, and one to hoard for myself.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was well written. It captures nicely the thoughts that Elizabeth I has throughout her life. The scenes are described beautifully and very descriptive and the drama between the characters is well documented. All in all, this book is worth a read. Some of the historical points are a bit off, but other than that its a good novel.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I couldn't put the book down - even knowing the chain of events in history, I couldn't wait to turn the page. It was also great insight to see Elizabeth the woman going through the dreaded aging process - trying to rule as a queen, but giving insight to the woman as well. Rosalind Miles' description of every detail - be it the event, the Court setting, the attire being worn by the Court - it was just wonderful. I've read many books set in this time period, but never one so detailed and descriptive of the chain of events. Highly recommended.....
Guest More than 1 year ago
One of my favortie books about the Tudors- I couldn't put it down. I, Elizabeth is an excellent story of Elizabeth's life from her early childhood until just before her death. Although a history lesson, Miles tells Elizabeth's story in a fascinating way. Very enjoyable and higly recommended for anyone interested in Tudor England.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was a wonderful book. I enjoyed it very much. It was full of depth of her thoughts and feelings and problems that plagued her rule and her steps towards becoming queen. I recomend it to anyone who enjoys read and learning about this incrediable monarch.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I throughly enjoyed this book. I'm married to a Scotsman and have heard much about Mary Queen of Scots. This book gives the reader an interesting insight into the workings behind Elizabeth's struggle to retain her crown and her England. Also provides an insight into the struggle between the Catholic and Protestant religions.
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was an amazing book as well as a little challenging. I couldn't put it down, very witty.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I do not usually enjoy historical fiction. This book, however, is different. Told from Elizabeth's point of view, it reads as if it is her autobiography. Drawn into court intrigues, listening in on plots, and walking with a heavy heart when the infamous tower is put into use, the book folds you into its story. Although the outcome is known, it still offers heart pounding suspense.
Guest More than 1 year ago
An excellent book! Elizabeth is cast in a darker mold for this historical novel. It's nice to see this book being re-released, although the title is a variation of others used for the same book. It is NOT a new novel, by any means...just a reprint of a good, solid read.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This novel is wonderfully written and highly recommended. Historically accurate down to minute details, it is easy to get lost in the story of Elizabeth I. Ms. Miles has done an outstanding job by conveying Elizabeth I as both a woman and a Queen.
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Charlottes-son More than 1 year ago
History told as a story, historically accurate, but given the license to do more that dry facts. I understood so more about the people and times that most other sources.  
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Longtime favorite on Elizabeth1
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