Elizabeth: The Struggle for the Throne
HarperCollins, 2007 M09 25 - 400 páginas
An abused child, yet confident of her destiny to reign, a woman in a man's world, passionately sexual—though, as she maintained, a virgin—Elizabeth I is famed as England's most successful ruler. David Starkey's brilliant new biography concentrates on Elizabeth's formative years—from her birth in 1533 to her accession in 1558—and shows how the experiences of danger and adventure formed her remarkable character and shaped her opinions and beliefs.
From princess and heir-apparent to bastardized and disinherited royal, accused traitor to head of the princely household, Elizabeth experienced every vicissitude of fortune and extreme of condition—and rose above it all to reign during a watershed moment in history. A uniquely absorbing tale of one young woman's turbulent, courageous, and seemingly impossible journey toward the throne, Elizabeth is the exhilarating story of the making of a queen.
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I like this book because its informative but you dont feel like you are reading a discertation. Its the story of Elizabeth but he has interpreted some things in a different light than most historians. I didnt feel like I was reading a book I had read before. Leer comentario completo
Well written book about the early days of Elizabeth 1, interesting insight to one of the most powerful women in history. The book draws you in with the family dynamics of the tudor period and the dominate women involved. Would recommend to anyone with a passion for history and also to people who think history is dull.
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