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Elizabeth : the forgotten years

Author: J A Guy; Alex Jennings
Publisher: New York : Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2016.
Edition/Format:   eAudiobook : Biography : English : UnabridgedView all editions and formats
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Elizabeth was crowned at twenty-five after a tempestuous childhood as a bastard and an outcast, but it was only when she reached fifty and all hopes of a royal marriage were dashed that she began to wield real power in her own right. For twenty-five years she had struggled to assert her authority over advisers who pressed her to marry and settle the succession; now, she was determined not only to reign but also to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Audiobooks
Downloadable audio books
Biography
History
Named Person: Elizabeth, Queen of England; Elizabeth, Queen of England
Material Type: Biography, Audio book, etc., Sound recording, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: J A Guy; Alex Jennings
ISBN: 9780399567414 0399567410 9780399567407 0399567402
OCLC Number: 948574584
Notes: Electronic audio file.
Performer(s): Read by Alex Jennings.
Description: 1 online resource (1 sound file) : digital
Responsibility: John Guy.

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Elizabeth was crowned at twenty-five after a tempestuous childhood as a bastard and an outcast, but it was only when she reached fifty and all hopes of a royal marriage were dashed that she began to wield real power in her own right. For twenty-five years she had struggled to assert her authority over advisers who pressed her to marry and settle the succession; now, she was determined not only to reign but also to rule. In this magisterial biography of England's most ambitious Tudor queen, John Guy introduces us to a woman who is refreshingly unfamiliar: at once powerful and vulnerable, willful and afraid. In these essential and misunderstood forgotten years, Elizabeth confronts challenges at home and abroad: war against the Catholic powers of France and Spain, revolt in Ireland, an economic crisis that triggered riots in the streets of London, and a conspiracy to place her cousin Mary Queen of Scots on her throne. For a while she was smitten by a much younger man, but could she allow herself to act on that passion and still keep her throne? For the better part of a decade John Guy mined long-overlooked archives, scouring court documents and handwritten letters to sweep away myths and rumors. This prodigious historical detective work has made it possible to reveal for the first time the woman behind the polished veneer: wracked by insecurity, often too anxious to sleep alone, voicing her own distinctive and surprisingly resonant concerns.

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