QUEEN ELIZABETH I by Eileen Bigland

QUEEN ELIZABETH I

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The many-sided Elizabeth I has been covered by numberless biographers who use a variety of approaches to the great Queen's life and character. This one emphasizes matters of particular interest to girls -- the clothes, the jewels, the lifelong addiction to royal progresses from one magnificent estate to another, and the habitual flirtations which she found so relaxing and which were empty of everything but trouble. Elizabeth's formidable intellect and her intuitive grasp of statecraft in an age when royalty could make itself felt at every political and economic level is thoroughly described. Except for occasionally attributing an undocumentable tear to the regal eye or a catch in the queenly throat, the author has presented a full and frank account of a continuously exciting life.

Pub Date: March 1st, 1965
Publisher: Criterion