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4.0 out of 5 stars Elizabeth Rules, 14 Oct 2003
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Budge Burgess (Troon, Scotland) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Elizabeth I (Hodder Arnold Publication) (Paperback)
MacCaffrey takes a refreshing look at Elizabeth. A number of biographies have tended to focus on Elizabeth the woman, picking out the genealogical and succession problems of a female ascending the throne - Elizabeth the woman versus Elizabeth the queen. This biography explores the political dimension - in an era before party politics it is simplistic to dismiss the 'political' nature of the struggle for the throne and for control of power. MacCaffrey offers a corrective to the dynastic / aristocratic power struggle by considering the practical nature of political intrigue.
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Elizabeth I (Hodder Arnold Publication)
Elizabeth I (Hodder Arnold Publication) by Wallace MacCaffrey (Paperback - 21 April 1994)
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