Elizabeth

Elizabeth An Abused Child, Yet Confident Of Her Destiny To Reign, A Woman In A Man S World, Passionately Sexual Yet, She Said, A Virgin, Famed As England S Most Successful Ruler Yet Actually Doing Very Little, Elizabeth I Is A Bundle Of Contradictions In This New, Lavishly Illustrated Biography, Published To Accompany A Channel 4 Series Presented By The Author, David Starkey Turns The Paradox Into A Person Starting With Elizabeth S Own Speeches And Writings, Starkey Lays Novel Emphasis On Two Things Her Faith Made Her See Religion As A Purely Personal Relationship Between The Individual Conscience And God, Yet Her Sophisticated Education Led Her To A Smoke And Mirrors View Of Politics, In Which Clever Image Making And Speech Writing Could Solve Or Postpone Real Problems The Result Was A Surprisingly Contemporary Approach To Some Very Modern Questions, Like Civil Strife In Scotland And Ireland And The Risk Of England S Absorption Into A European Super State This New Approach To The Enigma Of The Queen S Character Is Presented Within A Lively And Readable Retelling Of Her Reign Her Love For Robert Dudley, The Tragi Comedy Of Her Favourites And Suitors, And Her Epic Struggles With Mary Queen Of Scots And Philip II Of Spain. Learned, opinionated and witty this is an excellent biography of Elizabeth I s early years While some knowledge of British and European history in the sixteenth century is presumed, this book should not be beyond the reach of a high school student Indeed, unlike many other historians of the period, Starkey is usually careful to provide definitions either directly or by context of some of thearchaic terms which vividly color his portrayal of the behaviors of aristocrats and high church Learned, opinionated and witty this is an excellent biography of Elizabeth I s early years While some knowledge of British and European history in the sixteenth century is presumed, this book should not be beyond the reach of a high school student Indeed, unlike many other historians of the period, Starkey is usually careful to provide definitions either directly or by context of some of thearchaic terms which vividly color his portrayal of the behaviors of aristocrats and high churchmen o
Divine. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here view spoiler Bettie s Books hide spoiler Just arrived from Finland through BM.This book gives an excellent biography of Elizabeth and how the transition between Catholicism to Protestantism was made in England during the 16th century. Queen Elizabeth I is one of my favorite historical characters so I had to read this book David Starkey writes a very detailed biography on Elizabeth with short chapters that were easy to read I was expecting the book to beabout Elizabeth but discovered the author went on tangents about the people in her life I understood why Starke may have taken that route, to show she was influenced by them, especially her father, but felt he lingered too long on them with unnecessary details I enjoy Queen Elizabeth I is one of my favorite historical characters so I had to read this book David Starkey writes a very detailed biography on Elizabeth with short chapters that were easy to read I was expecting the book to beabout Elizabeth but discovered the author went on tangents about the people in her life I understood why Starke may have taken that route, to show she was influenced by them, especially her father, but felt h
David Starkey is the man He really brings Elizabeth to life with a respectful depiction of her reign yet he is not afraid to point out her faults although I don t think the beheading of her cousin Mary
David Starkey writes with the assumption that he is always right He never argues his point, just states it while dismissing other historian s research I love the subject matter, but cannot bear his tone. There s something to be said of the feministic slant common among Elizabeth s female biographers which make this sometimes princess, sometimes not a sympathetic young character Just being Anne Boleyn s daughter would have been problematic for any individual regardless of character and circumstances We recognise that these female biographers have done their job when we re compelled to empathise with the young Elizabeth Such personal
I find Tudor history to be fascinating I have always been a big fan of the Tudors Elizabeth I is a particularly fascinating historical figure This historical biography mainly concerns Elizabeth as a young woman In fact it is around page 238 before Elizabeth becomes queen Therefore we find out a huge amount about Elizabeth in the years of Edward VI s, and Mary s reigns The political and religious upheaval of the time, was complex, and David Starkey shows just how attune to it all Elizabeth I find Tudor history to be fascinating I have always been a big fan of the Tudors Elizabeth I is a particularly fascinating historical figure This historical biography mainly concerns Elizabeth as a young woman In fact it is around page 238 before Elizabeth becomes queen Therefore we find out a huge amount about Elizabeth in the years of Edward VI s, and Mary s reigns The political and religious upheaval of the time, was complex, and David Starkey shows just how attune to it all Elizabeth was, and how close she really came to suffering the same fate as Lady Jane Grey and others Elizabeth emerges as very bright even as a child she was really very gifted Surrounded by loyal sup
Wow for a nonfiction highly scholarly biography, this is a surprisingly excellent read Extensively and intimately researched I am completely enraptured by this time period and the behind the scenes politics and personalities that steered the English ship of state this way and that This is a fascinating portrait of Elizabeth focusing almost entirely on her years

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  • Hardcover
  • 352 pages
  • Elizabeth
  • David Starkey
  • English
  • 23 August 2018
  • 0701169397