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on 30 January 2016
Really good book for everyone, who is interested in Elizabeth I and her reign.
1) author's neutrality, presenting narrative, allows to make your own conclusions;
2) Elizabeth is placed in context of her time and space - one must remember that her actions and decisions were influenced by various events abroad and at home, morals of 16th century's society, politics of the day, opinions of people around her and her own uneasy experiences.
Somerset explains it all very well.