Elizabeth IBook - 1991
Glitteringly detailed and engagingly written, the magisterialElizabeth Ibrings to vivid life the golden age of sixteenth-century England and the uniquely fascinating monarch who presided over it. A woman of intellect and presence, Elizabeth was the object of extravagant adoration by her contemporaries. She firmly believed in the divine providence of her sovereignty and exercised supreme authority over the intrigue-laden Tudor court and Elizabethan England at large. Brilliant, mercurial, seductive, and maddening, an inspiration to artists and adventurers and the subject of vicious speculation over her choice not to marry, Elizabeth became the most powerful ruler of her time. Anne Somerset has immortalized her in this splendidly illuminating account. From the Trade Paperback edition.
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1991
Edition: 1st American ed
Characteristics: x, 636 p. : ill. ; 25 cm