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The years of Elizabeth's childhood were troubled - fraught with danger and beset with the political and religious plots of those around her. At the age of two her mother, Anne Boleyn, was beheaded by her father, Henry VIII; Elizabeth was declared illegitimate and banished from the royal court. At 21, she was imprisoned in the Tower of London by her sister, Mary. And at 25 she was crowned Queen of England and Ireland, ruling as the last monarch of the Tudor dynasty until her death in 1603. The reign of Elizabeth was characterized by the virgin queen cult that grew up around her fierce independence, by her epic defeat of the Spanish Armada in 1588, by England's seafaring prowess personified in the figures of Francis Drake and Walter Raleigh and by the great flowering of artistic and literary creativity that was catalyzed in the plays of Shakespeare and Marlowe. In this classic biography, Christopher Hibbert paints a compelling and evocative portrait of one of history's most fascinating women, illuminated against a backdrop of the tumultuous, glorious events of the Elizabethan era - England's Golden Age.

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"'Probably the most widely-read popular historian of our time and undoubtedly one of the most prolific.' - The Times 'Praised by readers and reviewers alike for his meticulous scholarship and flowing prose.' - Telegraph 'The pearl of biographers.' - New Statesman There are few individuals in British history more towering, more charismatic, more influential than Gloriana, the Virgin Queen, Elizabeth I, Queen of England and Ireland. She captures the imagination perhaps more than any other historical British figure and the story of her life is also the story of an age that would change the face of England forever."
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Christopher Hibbert (1924-2008) was a prolific and popular historian. He began his writing career in 1959 and was awarded the Heinemann Award for Literature in 1962 and the McColvin Medal in 1989. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Geographical Society, Christopher Hibbert wrote acclaimed biographies of Benito Mussolini, Charles I, Napoleon and Disraeli and was also the author of The Roots of Evil, Waterloo, The Search for King Arthur, The House of Medici, The Great Mutiny, The Days of the French Revolution and Rome, among many others.

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  • PublisherBarbara Ward & Associates
  • Publication date2010
  • ISBN 10 1848855559
  • ISBN 13 9781848855557
  • BindingPaperback
  • Number of pages304
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