Elizabeth: The Struggle for the Throne

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Harper Collins, 2007 M09 25 - 400 páginas
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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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Not as dry as you think

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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

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Infancy and Mothers Death hvJvJlr1
1
Childhood and Education
23
Rehabilitation
30
Stepmother Catherine Parr
35
Reformed Religion
42
Royal Father
50
Fathers Death
54
Brother King Edward VI
61
A New Dynasty?
166
A New England?
171
A Royal Pregnancy?
177
Parliamentary Revolt
185
Elizabeths First Adventurers
192
Honourable Imprisonment
201
Marriage with Menaces
205
Two Portraits Mary and Elizabeth
214

Stepfather Thomas Seymour
65
Adulthood
76
Hatfield Further Education
79
The Dudleys
89
Property
92
Rival Sisters
100
Exclusion Edward VIs Will and Death
107
Queen Mary
118
The Spanish Marriage
123
Rebellion
129
Retribution
135
The Tower
141
Prisoners Progress
147
Imprisonment The Politics of Protest
151
Imprisonment Personal Resistance
159
Power Ebbs
217
Power Flows
221
The Enemy Cardinal Pole
231
Two Deaths
234
Accession A New Government
235
Between Old and New
250
Coronation
263
Religion Reformed
275
The Limits of Religious Reform Practice
289
The Limits of Religious Reform Persons
300
Promise Fulfilled
307
Notes on Sources
325
Index
353
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David Starkey is the Bye Fellow of Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge, and winner of the W. H. Smith Prize and the Norton Medlicott Medal for Services to History presented by Britain's Historical Association. He is best known for writing and presenting the groundbreaking and hugely popular series Elizabeth and The Six Wives of Henry VIII. He lives in London.

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