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  • Published: 5 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241963647
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
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Elizabeth




The authoritative biography on the unknown later years, based - incredibly - on new documents.

An ageing queen, an heirless state, conspiracy all round: here is the court of Elizabeth I as never known beforeHistory has pictured Elizabeth I as Gloriana, an icon of strength and power. But the reality, especially during her later years, was not so simple.In 1583 Elizabeth is fifty years old, past childbearing, but her greatest challenges are still to come: the Spanish Armada; the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots; relentless plotting among her courtiers. This gripping and vivid portrait of her life and times - often told in her own words ('You know I am no morning woman') - reveals a woman who is fallible, increasingly insecure, and struggling to lead Britain. This is the real Elizabeth, for the first time.

  • Published: 5 May 2016
  • ISBN: 9780241963647
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
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About the author

John Guy

John Guy is an award-winning historian, accomplished broadcaster and a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge. His previous books include My Heart is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots, winner of the 2004 Whitbread Biography Award and the Marsh Biography Award, the highly acclaimed dual biography A Daughter's Love: Thomas and Margaret More and a history, Tudor England, which has sold over 250,000 copies worldwide.

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