Elizabeth: The Struggle for the Throne
Harper Collins, 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
A New Dynasty?
A New England?
A Royal Pregnancy?
Elizabeths First Adventurers
Marriage with Menaces
Two Portraits Mary and Elizabeth
Stepfather Thomas Seymour
Hatﬁeld Further Education
Exclusion Edward VIs Will and Death
The Spanish Marriage
Imprisonment The Politics of Protest
Imprisonment Personal Resistance
The Enemy Cardinal Pole
Accession A New Government
Between Old and New
The Limits of Religious Reform Practice
The Limits of Religious Reform Persons
Notes on Sources