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The Life of Elizabeth I

The Life of Elizabeth I

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Written by Alison WeirAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Alison Weir

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 560 pages
  • Publisher: Ballantine Books
  • On Sale: October 5, 1999
  • Price: $18.00
  • ISBN: 978-0-345-42550-8 (0-345-42550-2)
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A New York Times bestseller. Perhaps the most influential sovereign England has ever known, Queen Elizabeth I remained an extremely private person throughout her reign, keeping her own counsel and sharing secrets with no one–not even her closest, most trusted advisers. Now, in this brilliantly researched, fascinating book, acclaimed biographer Alison Weir shares provocative new interpretations and fresh insights on this enigmatic

“Weir succeeds in making Elizabeth and her subjects come to life in this clearly written and well-researched biography.”–Library Journal (starred review)

"A riveting portrait of the queen and how the private woman won her public role."
Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"An extraordinary piece of historical scholarship."—The Cleveland Plain Dealer