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Elizabeth I

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ISBN-10: 0394544358

ISBN-13: 9780394544359

Edition: N/A

Authors: Anne Somerset

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Glitteringly detailed and engagingly written, the magisterial Elizabeth I brings to vivid life the golden age of sixteenth-century England and the uniquely fascinating monarch who presided over it. A woman of intellect and presence, Elizabeth was the object of extravagant adoration by her contemporaries. She firmly believed in the divine providence of her sovereignty and exercised supreme authority over the intrigue-laden Tudor court and Elizabethan England at large. Brilliant, mercurial, seductive, and maddening, an inspiration to artists and adventurers and the subject of vicious speculation over her choice not to marry, Elizabeth became the most powerful ruler of her time. Anne Somerset…    
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Book details

List price: $30.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/5/1991
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 652
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.486
Language: English

Anne Somerset was born in 1955 and read History at King's College, London. Her first book, �The Life and Times of William IV�, was published in 1980. This was followed in 1984 by the bestselling �Ladies-in-Waiting: From the Tudors to the Present Day�, an acclaimed biography of Elizabeth I in 1991, and �Unnatural Murder: Poison in the Court of James I� � The Overbury Murder in 1998. Her most recent work is �The Affair of the Poisons: Murder, Infanticide and Satanism at the Court of Louis XIV�.