The Pirate Queen: Queen Elizabeth I, Her Pirate Adventurers, and the Dawn of Empire

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Extravagant, whimsical, and hot-tempered, Elizabeth was the epitome of power, both feared and admired by her enemies. Dubbed the "pirate queen" by the Vatican and Spain's Philip II, she employed a network of daring merchants, brazen adventurers, astronomer philosophers, and her stalwart Privy Council to anchor her throne—and in doing so, planted the seedlings of an empire that would ultimately cover two-fifths of the world.

In The Pirate Queen, historian Susan Ronald offers a fresh look at Elizabeth I, relying on a wealth of historical sources and thousands of the queen's personal letters to tell the thrilling story of a visionary monarch and the swashbuckling mariners who terrorized the seas to amass great wealth for themselves and the Crown.

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Susan Ronald, author of The Sancy Blood Diamond, has consulted for five British government departments and The National Trust. Born and raised in the United States, she has lived in England for more than twenty years.

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Susan Ronald has written a rich, detailed account of Queen Elizabeth IÕs reign as it related to commerce, economy, and politics. The author chronicles the important actions Elizabeth took for the purpose of ensuring the safety and security of her people, preventing religious civil war within her borders, and increasing the kingdomÕs coffers. Narrator Josephine BaileyÕs British voice is clear and concise, and she enunciates well. However, her reading of this meticulous text is somewhat flat. The pacing seems rushed--with not enough pauses to create the needed emphasis. Nonetheless, BaileyÕs characterizations of quotes from primary sources are paced well and help provide a vivid portrayal of the many personages of ElizabethÕs time. N.A.H. © AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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