SHADOW IN THE SUN by F.W. Kenyon

SHADOW IN THE SUN

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KIRKUS REVIEW

This is the story of Elizabeth I of England from her fifteenth year to her death. Emphasis here is on Elizabeth the women--the young tomboy who flirted dangerously with her uncle Tom Seymour; the girl queen who loved but could not marry Robert Dudley; and the old woman who came close to losing her throne because of her infatuation with the ambitious Essex. Attention is also given to Elizabeth the queen, but in a superficial although interesting manner by depicting the many scenes in which she bested the ambassadors and princes foolish enough to think they could outwit her. The author has already written three popular novels about royal ladies--Mary Stuart, Marie Antoinette and Josephine--and this book should please his readers although the subject, who was a ruler as well as a queen, doesn't lend itself to romantic treatment as gracefully as the earlier two.

Pub Date: Sept. 29th, 1958
Publisher: Crowell