Perhaps essentially the most influential sovereign England has ever recognized, Queen Elizabeth I remained an especially non-public particular person during her reign, retaining her personal recommend and sharing secrets and techniques with nobody–no longer even her closest, so much relied on advisers. Now, in this brilliantly researched, attention-grabbing new ebook, acclaimed biographer Alison Weir stocks provocative new interpretations and contemporary insights in this enigmatic determine.

Against a lavish backdrop of pageantry and keenness, intrigue and warfare, Weir dispels the myths surrounding Elizabeth I and examines the contradictions of her persona. Elizabeth I cherished the Earl of Leicester, however did she conspire to homicide his spouse? She known as herself the Virgin Queen, however how chaste was once she thru dozens of liaisons? She by no means married—was once her selection to stay unmarried tied to the chilling destiny of her mom, Anne Boleyn? A charming epic that may be additionally an amazingly intimate portrait, The Lifetime of Elizabeth I is a enchanting, shocking studying revel in.