The Virgin Queen

The Virgin Queen

Elizabeth I, Genius of the Golden Age

Book - 1991
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Baker & Taylor
Portrays the brillant Elizabeth I features profiles of her contemporaries from Henry VIII to Shakespeare to illuminate England's golden age

Perseus Publishing
An intimate portrait of history’s most fascinating monarch.

Book News
A well-researched and well-written popular biography of the famed Tudor queen (daughter of Henry VIII and his second wife, Anne Boleyn) who held the English throne for 45 years, from 1558-1603. With 32 pages of illustrations, both color and b&w. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.

Publisher: Reading, Mass. : Addison-Wesley, c1991
ISBN: 9780201156263
Characteristics: ix, 287 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. (some col.), ports., geneal. table ; 25 cm


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PrimaGigi Oct 09, 2011

I wanted to give it five stars, but in certain parts of her history that made her, they rush through and certain events; like her sister's accession to the throne and how she allowed an inquisition to kill of half the populace while enforcing Catholicism. How those years in jail at home and in the tower really affected her. And the speculation over her mother's looks is the same old, that she had a sixth finger. The author should have known that in those times they were condemning her as a witch. There has been no proof of this sixth finger or twisted nail or mole for that matter. The author glosses over the relationship between Anne and Henry. I love anything to do with Anne Boleyn and her daughter, but this fell a little flat for me. It's great for someone just starting to read up on Elizabeth I and her legacy. I wouldn't recommend this to hardcore Elizabethan loyalists.


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