Anne Somerset's biography of Elizabeth 1st, is quite frankly the best.
I have read several other biographies on Elizabeth 1st and none have been able to capture the exciting nature of this time in history, whilst staying true and faithful to historical accuracy.
Anne Someret's biography shows Elizabeth in the kindest light, without coming across as overly bias.
She tells us the facts, and does so in an amazingly fluent and beautiful story-telling way.
I flew through the book. Not once. Nor twice. But three times!
The book sticks on Elizabeth throughout - which may sound obvious, but I've read one particular biography of Elizabeth where half the book is devoted to the people linked to her, rather than Elizabeth herself. Anne Someret manages to still mention all the same facts and the same events, whilst staying on track.
My all-time favourite biography! Love it!