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5.0 out of 5 stars An Entertaining History of Elizabeth
I thoroughly enjoyed David Starkey's "Elizabeth" and found it to be a splendid read. The author brought Elizabeth to life in the pages of his book.
While not as long or detailed as Alison Weir's biography, Starkey approaches his book from a unique angle. He concentrates mainly on Elizabeth's early years from birth until she becomes Queen. He writes of her...
Published on 14 Jan 2002 by K. Thomas

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3.0 out of 5 stars At points intruiging but never quite analytical.
I expected greater things from Starkey, but perhaps I have missed the point. My immediate appraisal of this best seller was that it was dumbed-down history, missing great details and at times being too familiar with the reader. However, it could be argued that these are its strengths. Starkey continues from his television series making history accessible to the...
Published on 30 May 2001


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1.0 out of 5 stars Overly abridged, 30 July 2004
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This review is from: Elizabeth (Audio CD)
I am very interested in the Tudor period, and bought this audio to listen to, while touring the SW of England on a two week holiday, however this version is much too abridged, and I was very upset to find out later that there is a wonderful unabridged reading by Robert Powell in full available from the BBCm which is really rich. If I had known about the unabridged version in the first place I would not have bought the abridged, maybe Amazon can display them clearer on screen
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3.0 out of 5 stars Strange, 15 July 2008
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This review is from: Elizabeth: Apprenticeship (Paperback)
This is not the kind of history that I was expecting - highly populist, focussed more heavily on Elizabeth as a person than on the politics and her decisions as a Queen. Beware.
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