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Completely amazing book - didn't want it to end,
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This review is from: Legacy: The Acclaimed Novel of Elizabeth, England's Most Passionate Queen -- And the Three Men Who Loved Her (Paperback)
As other reviewers have said, this is a truely amazing book. I was gripped from the first chapter and seriously didn't want it to end.
The book is written as a novel around the events of the sixteenth century, with good background before Elizabeth's birth, through her childhood and growing up years. How the events that happened made her who she was. Having read other historical books, I'm not necessarily a fan of Elizabeth herself from the ways she treated others for example, Katherine Grey, and her manipulation of the men around her, but this book restored a little of my faith and gave good reasons for why she acted as she did.
I really liked the day to day detail in the book, of Elizabeth and Dudley enjoying quiet evenings in her closet playing chess and sitting by the fire. It made the characters come to life and you almost felt you were there as a casual observer.
I will definitely read this book again and would recommend to anyone whether they are interested in this period in history or not.