The Lady Elizabeth

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Thorndike Press, 2008 - Fiction - 835 pages
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A fictional portrait of the tumultuous early life of Queen Elizabeth I describes her perilous path to the throne of England and the scandal, political intrigues, and religious turmoil she confronted along the way.

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Very educational and enjoyable to read. - LibraryThing
I found it quite difficult to read through to the end. - LibraryThing
I thought the ending was the best. - LibraryThing

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User Review  - lucy3107 - LibraryThing

I enjoyed this for the most part. Weir does a good job of blending the known historical details and using the rumors of what "might have been" to her advantage in creating drama in this novel. However ... Read full review

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User Review  - PhilSyphe - LibraryThing

Set from 1536-1558, “Lady Elizabeth” is an engrossing account of Elizabeth I’s early life up till the moment she became Queen of England. It is divided into three parts: “The King’s Daughter”, “The ... Read full review

About the author (2008)

Writer Alison Weir received training to be a teacher with a concentration in history from the North Western Polytechnic. Before becoming a full-time writer, she worked as a civil servant and ran her own school for children with learning difficulties from 1991 to 1997. Her first book, Britain's Royal Families, was published in 1989. She is primarily a non-fiction author who writes about British royalty. Her books included The Six Wives of Henry VIII; Children of England; Eleanor of Aquitaine; Henry VIII: King and Court; Mary, Queen of Scots; and Isabella. Her first novel, Innocent Traitor, was published in 2006. In 2008 her second novel, The Lady Elizabeth, was published. Her works also include The Lady in the Tower - The Fall of Anne Boleyn (this book concerns the last four months of Anne Boleyn's life), The Captive Queen and A Dangerous Inheritance . She lives in Surrey, England.

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