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The Life of Elizabeth I NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERPerhaps The Most Influential Sovereign England Has Ever Known, Queen Elizabeth I Remained An Extremely Private Person Throughout Her Reign, Keeping Her Own Counsel And Sharing Secrets With No One Not Even Her Closest, Most Trusted Advisers Now, In This Brilliantly Researched, Fascinating New Book, Acclaimed Biographer Alison Weir Shares Provocative New Interpretations And Fresh Insights On This Enigmatic Figure.Against A Lavish Backdrop Of Pageantry And Passion, Intrigue And War, Weir Dispels The Myths Surrounding Elizabeth I And Examines The Contradictions Of Her Character Elizabeth I Loved The Earl Of Leicester, But Did She Conspire To Murder His Wife She Called Herself The Virgin Queen, But How Chaste Was She Through Dozens Of Liaisons She Never Married Was Her Choice To Remain Single Tied To The Chilling Fate Of Her Mother, Anne Boleyn An Enthralling Epic That Is Also An Amazingly Intimate Portrait, The Life Of Elizabeth I Is A Mesmerizing, Stunning Reading Experience.

  • Paperback
  • 532 pages
  • The Life of Elizabeth I
  • Alison Weir
  • English
  • 10 November 2019
  • 0345425502

About the Author: Alison Weir

Librarian Note There isthan one author in the GoodReads database with this name.Alison Weir born 1951 is a British writer of history books for the general public, mostly in the form of biographies about British kings and queens She currently lives in Surrey, England, with her two children.Before becoming an author, Weir worked as a teacher of children with special needs She received her Librarian Note There isthan one author in the GoodReads database with this name.Alison Weir born 1951 is a British writer of history books for the general public, mostly in the form of biographies about British kings and queens She currently lives in Surrey, England, with her two children.Before becoming an author, Weir worked as a teacher of children with special needs She received her formal training in history at teacher training college



10 thoughts on “The Life of Elizabeth I

  1. says:

    Quick question Who is your favorite English queen I m torn between Victoria and Elizabeth I Both women are fascinating, they lived during interesting periods of history, and they had relatively long reigns Previously I d read a huge biography on Victoria A N Wilson s Victoria A Life , and I thought Miss Elizabeth deserved the same consideration, so I picked up this 500 page tome from Alison Weir.My aim has always been to write a history of Elizabeth s personal life within the framework of Quick question Who is your favorite English queen I m torn between Victoria and Elizabeth I Both women are fascinating, they lived during interesting periods of history, and they had relatively long reigns Previously I d read a huge biography on Victoria A N Wilson s Victoria A Life , and I thought Miss Elizabeth deserved the same consideration, so I picked up this 500 page tome from Alison Weir.M...

  2. says:

    Interestingly, this is the first time I ve read a history book that s just about Elizabeth Considering how much I ve already read about her parents and their lives, I thought it was weird that I didn t actually know that much about Elizabeth s life after her parents died This was a really good place to start.Alison Weir is probably my favorite historian she doesn t make as many easily disputable claims in her books, like Antonia Fraser, and her writing has clarity and a nice humorous touch t Interestingly, this is the first time I ve read a history book that s just about Elizabeth Considering how much I ve already read about her parents and their lives, I thought it was weird that I didn t actually know that much about Elizabeth s life after her parents died This was a really good place to start.Alison Weir is probably my favorite historian she doesn t make as many easily disputable claims in her books, like Antonia Fraser, and her writing has clarity and a nice humorous touch that appears every so often She also writes about these people and their lives like she was there the whole time Do you know what the weather in London was like on the day Elizabeth was crowned Alison Weir does It s details like that that made me give this book five stars For example, take this passage on Elizabeth s clothing Elizabeth I s wardrobe, which was rud to containthan three thous...

  3. says:

    OK, here is my advice if you want to read about the Tudors read this author read Alison Weir Read her non fiction books They are better than her books of fiction Weir manages to make all the facts interesting She is clear and she knows how to tell the story so it reads as fiction, but every little detail is 100% true You have surely met people who REALLY know their subject their knowledge enables them to have every fact at their fingertips They know all the amusing details too Alison W OK, here is my advice if you want to read about the Tudors read this author read Alison Weir Read her non fiction books They are better than her books of fiction Weir manages to make all the facts interesting She is clear and she knows how to tell the story so it reads as fiction, but every little detail is 100% true You have surely met people who REALLY know their subject their knowledge enables them to have every fact at their fingertips They know all the amusing details too Al...

  4. says:

    Talk about having a disfunctional family.Your Dad marries your Mom when he s still technically married to his first wife No matter your Dad is the King of England Your Dad gets bored with your Mom and she looses her head literally You then go from princess to bastard and get sent away until your Dad likes you again Your Dad remarries, and yet again a fewtimes You cant help feeling a little insecure in such an unstable enviroment You grow up loved and then hated then loved again Y Talk about having a disfunctional family.Your Dad marries your Mom when he s still technically married to his first wife No matter your Dad is the King of England Your Dad gets bored with your Mom and she looses her head literally You then go from princess to bastard and get sent away until your Dad likes you again Your Dad remarries, and yet again a fewtimes You cant help feeling a little insecure in such an unstable enviroment You grow up loved and then hated then loved again Your younger brother becomes King and he has a few ideas of his own about how you are supposed to pray to God Your elder sister gets her turn being Queen and she isnt too keen on you or your religion either Finally at last you get your turn at the helm and much to everyone s surprise and joy, you a...

  5. says:

    I don t like nonfiction as a rule But this was one of those rare nonfics that read like a piece of fiction and even though the book is a brick, I read the whole thing in under four days It kept my attention from start to finish The medieval history of the English monarchy is interesting but not a subject I read about frequently Alison Weir whose name I always spell weird and have to edit is deserving of the acclaim she has earned to date because she provides information AND entertains Mos I don t like nonfiction as a rule But this was one of those rare nonfics that read like a piece of fiction and even though the book is a brick, I read the whole thing in under four days It kept my attention from start to finish The medieval history of the English monarchy is interesting but not a subject I read about f...

  6. says:

    Probably still the best Biography of Elizabeth, despite the 17 years since it s publication Weir at the top of her game A must read for anyone interested in the Tudors The book that ignited my love of the history of the English Monarchy.

  7. says:

    Just superb As a long standing Elizabethan, reading this book has been a joy Without a shadow of a doubt, the greatest English monarch and Alison Weir guides us through this golden time from under the oak tree at Hatfield Palace in 1558, to her passing at Richmond in 1603.The level of research of contemporary documents, state papers and the almost twenty pages of bibliography provide a most intimate and extraordinary insight into the reign of good Queen Bess The author provides no Notes, but Just superb As a long standing Elizabethan, reading this book has been a joy Without a shadow of a doubt, the greatest English monarch and Alison Weir guides us through this golden time from under the oak tree at Hatfield Palace in 1558, to her passing at Richmond in 1603.The level of research of contemporary documents, state papers and the almost twenty pages of bibliography provide a most intimate and extraordinary insight into the reign of good Queen Bess The author provides no Notes, but I didn t find that detracted at a...

  8. says:

    Alison Weir s magisterial biography of Elizabeth I left me with mixed feelings It is an extraordinary work, and a treasure trove for those who want to know what Elizabeth was truly like What it does not show the reader is the country she ruled But perhaps it was never meant to, and for anyone drawn to Elizabeth a...

  9. says:

    I find I really enjoy Alison Weir s style of writing history and biography easy to follow and detailed descriptive without becoming dry I picked up this book because there are certain historical personages that I know a lot about yet can never resist reading about over and over again, Elizabeth I being one of them While I am not an ber history buff who checks and cross checks the list of sources, I found that her biography of Elizabeth I was entertaining and factual as far as I can tell wh I find I really enjoy Alison Weir s style of writing history and biography easy to follow and detailed descriptive without becoming dry I picked up this book because there are certain historical personages that I know a lot about yet can never resist reading about over and over again, Elizabeth I being one of them While I am not an ber history buff who checks and cross ...

  10. says:

    3.75 Stars At times I was annoyed with what if s and opinions being written as facts A good biography or non fiction book should show both sides or who knows what she really was thinking but not here is what she was thinking or the author quoting her opinion of Elizabeth being silly over the marriage thing and saying what was wrong with her I believe Elizabeth was brilliant in playing the marriage game, not a needy, I need a man, my womb hurts from not having a child, weeping kind of 3.75 Stars At times I was annoyed with what if s and opinions being written as facts A good biography or non fiction book should show both sides or who knows what she really was thinking but not here is what she was thinking or the author quoting her opinion of E...

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