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Elizabeth I Lady Anne Somerset

Elizabeth I By Lady Anne Somerset

Elizabeth I by Lady Anne Somerset

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An acclaimed biography of Elizabeth I and an examination of the politics and intrigues of her Tudor court.

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Elizabeth I by Lady Anne Somerset

An acclaimed biography of Elizabeth I and an examination of the politics and intrigues of her Tudor court.

Elizabeth I ruled England in defiance of convention, exercising supreme authority in a man's world. With courage, brilliance and style, she reigned for nearly forty-five years. Anne Somerset's penetrating biography of this complex and uniquely gifted woman is unrivalled in its analysis of both Elizabeth's personal life and her career as leader.

Elizabeth I Reviews

"The most comprehensive, the most reliable and the most readable biography of Elizabeth." -"The New York Times Book Review" "This is my favourite among the biographies of Queen Elizabeth I. Anne Somerset presents a convincing as well as complex character at the center of her lucid narrative. She breathes new life into old sources so that we live the story again and see it afresh." -Antonia Fraser "An ample, stylish, and eloquent life of the queen." -"The Washington Post Book World ""Finely crafted, abundantly detailed. . . . Few biographies have explored the depth found here." -"San Francisco Chronicle ""An excellent book. . . . Somerset is in some respects the most balanced and impartial of all Elizabeth's biographers." -"Sunday Times "(London) "I am completely captivated by [Somerset's] Elizabeth I,"," . . The writing . . . is a delight." -Peter Gwyn, "Weekend Telegraph ""A gorgeous tapestry. . . . Even readers unfamiliar with the dynamic personalities of the Tudor era would do well to start their quest for knowledge here." -"Booklist""[Somerset] is an experienced biographer, a thorough researcher, an admirable writer and a reliable judge of character." -"Financial Times""[Somerset] gives us a portrait . . . with so much fidelity that the effect is just and exhilarating." -"The Spectator ""Totally captivating. . . . A wry, convincing portrait of a complex character." -"Publishers Weekly"

About Lady Anne Somerset

Anne Somerset was born in 1955 and read history at King's College London. In 1980, her first book, THE LIFE AND TIMES OF WILLIAM IV, was published in Weidenfeld & Nicolson's KINGS AND QUEENS OF ENGLAND series. This was followed BY LADIES-IN-WAITING; a biography of Elizabeth I; UNNATURAL MURDER and THE AFFAIR OF THE POISONS. Her biography of Queen Anne, England's last Stuart monarch, was awarded the 2013 Elizabeth Longford Prize for Historical Biography. Until his death in 2011, Anne Somerset was married to the artist Matthew Carr. She lives in London with her daughter.

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Elizabeth I by Lady Anne Somerset
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