Elizabeth I: The Shrewdness of Virtue

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Viking, 1988 - Great Britain - 391 pages
Weaves history and biography to bring a portrait of Henry VIII's youngest daughter, the royal bastard of Anne Boleyn. Hesitant, indecisive, petulant, and contradictory, Elizabeth emerges from these pages as a consummate politician who transformed England from a peripheral European state into a world power.

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Ridley, author of previous biographies of such figures from the Tudor era as Thomas Cranmer and Henry VIII, along with lives of Lord Palmerston and Garibaldi, has a solid reputation as a biographical ... Read full review

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Acknowledgements
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The Protestant Child
17
The Lady Elizabeth
27
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