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In Public and in Private: Elizabeth I and Her World Hardcover – Oct 1998

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  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson Ltd; First Edition edition (Oct. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500018693
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500018699
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 24.8 x 26 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,349,384 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 28 Nov. 2000
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An extremely interesting book. Not so much about the woman Elizabeth but about the world she inhabited. It helps to put into context the life that the rich and noble lived at the time, why they built such lavish palaces. An absolute must for any student of the period.
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By Bookfriend on 30 Nov. 2013
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A lovely book, entertaining and colourful, with some beautiful colour plates of the fantastic costumes worn by Elizabeth I. Plenty of interesting detail about the life and times.

I almost expect some of these fantastic portraits to speak!
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
A wonderful book for those who love Elizabeth I 27 July 1999
By Charles Burke - Published on
Format: Hardcover
The Public and Private Worlds of Elizabeth I is a nicely written look into her personal and private life. It is very informational; from the workings of Elizabethan politics to the fashion of the time. It is informative with out getting overly academic. It is great for anyone wishing to research and/or recreate aspects of that time period. I encourage anyone who is intererested in Elizabeth I to purchase this book. One of the greatest features of this book is the full color pictures. Definitely a must have!!! A wonderful coffee table book too.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Well balanced biography 13 May 2007
By Shakespeare teacher - Published on
Format: Hardcover
After checking this book out of the library multiple times, I decided to buy it because of the balanced overview of the Queen and her England. Many biographies of Queen Elizabeth I are riddled with the author's personal prejudice for or against the Queen and this one does not. I enjoy the photos as do students in the workshops I teach.
8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
Interesting Read! 17 May 2000
By A Customer - Published on
Format: Hardcover
Excellent, excellent book for anyone who is interested in Quenn Elizabeth I or the Elizabethan era. Interesting little tidbits of knowledge about court life, politics and Elizabeth's private life. The pictures are absolutely beautiful and go along so well with the the written text. Definate A+!
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
Your Romance with Elizabeth Starts Here... 29 May 2009
By O. Marie - Published on
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I also have checked this book out from the library - about 10 times. I can't get enough of it! So here I am tonight, placing my order!!!

This is a lovely book to begin your romance with the Queen. The author, Watkins, has written in a beautiful, understandable and compassionate approach. One would want to have this by one's bedside... Slip away into the dreamworld of what it must have been like to be Queen!

Large glossy pages, fully photographed with the original paintings of Elizabeth's portraits, the images are enhanced with additional close-ups of her face. These are adorable and fun! You can feel her personality coming through in the expression of her eyes, mouth, her jewels and costuming, shifting and changing over the years as well.

This is an awesome book for any student who wants to learn more about the times in which Elizabeth lived... As well as those who want to study the fashions, jewelry, the styles of painting, architecture and landscapes. Richly photographed by Mark Fiennes, it shows the places where the Queen resided in real life. There are also many photos of her personal possessions, giving us a glimpse of the human side of her world.

Like I said, I can't get enough of this book! It is written to cover every aspect of Elizabeth's life in full detail. I just now must own my own copy! This is too great of a work to pass by; one you will keep coming back to.
4 of 8 people found the following review helpful
Elizabeth I by Watkins 26 Feb. 2004
By Dr. Joseph S. Maresca - Published on
Format: Hardcover
This work has a wealth of information about Elizabeth I and
the era itself. She is portrayed as an elegant monarch, dressed
in silk and other fine clothing. A portrait of Elizabeth
depicts her stately appearance as a Tudor. Elizabeth liked to
stroll in the area of the Great Hall at Hatfield. A personal
astrolobe is depicted-a fine personal item created circa 1560.
Her coronation was a stately affair depicted in a personal
portrait considered to be priceless today. This work is perfect for historians and others interested in the period of Elizabeth. The full color portraits are valuable
in their own right.
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