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Alison Weir's new biography covers the facts well enough, but she understands Elizabeth's situation imaginatively, and that is what makes her book special. Elizabeth not only overcame the misogyny of the world she lived in--she exploited it; Weir's own feminism gives her insights into the canny role-playing that was so crucial to Elizabeth's chameleon nature. Everything had to be policy from wigs and fans to rack and gallows; this is a biography which understands not only what happened, but how it seemed and felt at the time. This is an excellent conclusion to Weir's series of Tudor biographies--popular history which brings good sense to bear on scholarly fact. --Roz Kaveney --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Somewhat drawn out and repetitive compared to say, The Wives of Henry 8, by the same author. Still solid and scolarly, though.Published 1 month ago by Ulla Lauridsen
Absolutely brilliant book loved it from cover to cover, Alison Weir is such a good author i cant wait to get another book written by her.Published 2 months ago by Val