Elizabeth: The Struggle for the Throne by David Starkey

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Elizabeth: The Struggle for the Throne
Title:
Elizabeth: The Struggle for the Throne
Author:
David Starkey
ISBN:
0061367435
ISBN13:
978-0061367434
Size PDF:
1492 kb
Size epub:
1862 kb
Publisher:
Harper Perennial; Later Printing edition (September 25, 2007)
Language:
English
Other formats:
pdf, odf, mobi, cb7, azw, lit, ibooks
Rating:
4.3
Votes:
319

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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