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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,139 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Margaret George Narrator: Kate Reading Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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New York Times bestselling author Margaret George captures history’s most enthralling queen—as she confronts rivals to her throne and to her heart.

One of today’s premier historical novelists, George dazzles here as she tackles her most difficult subject yet: the legendary Elizabeth Tudor, queen of enigma—the Virgin Queen who had many suitors; the victor of the Armada who hated war; the gorgeously attired, jewel-bedecked woman who pinched pennies. England’s greatest monarch has baffled and intrigued the world for centuries. What was she really like?

In this novel, her flame-haired, lookalike cousin, Lettice Knollys, thinks she knows all too well. Elizabeth’s rival for the love of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and mother to the Earl of Essex, the mercurial nobleman who challenged Elizabeth’s throne, Lettice had been intertwined with Elizabeth since childhood. This is a story of two women of fierce intellect and desire, one trying to protect her country and throne, the other trying to regain power and position for her family—and each vying to convince the listener of her own private vision of the truth about Elizabeth’s character. Their gripping drama is acted out at the height Elizabethan age’s flowering. Shakespeare, Marlowe, Dudley, Raleigh, Drake—all of them swirl through this novel as they swirled through the court and on the high seas.

This is a magnificent, stay-up-all-night listen that is George’s finest and most compelling novel and one that is sure to please readers and listeners of Alison Weir, Philippa Gregory, and Hilary Mantel.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kmhanley | 2/7/2014

    " Interesting, but a bit too much detail...it was boring at times. Overall, an interesting view of the complicated person that was Elizabeth I "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Ellen | 1/31/2014

    " Margaret George explored the latter years of Elizabeth I's reign, which is actually pretty interesting territory. She devotes a great deal of the book to the relationship between Elizabeth and Robert Devereux, which may be accurate, I don't know enough Tudor history to know, but it actually makes for rather a dull book. He was bad, she forgave him--repeated in endless cycles. Until she can't, and he is executed. Then she dies. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Sarah Rebecca | 1/29/2014

    " i didn't finish it and thats why i gave it 1 star. i got half way and it was too boring. i was really disappointed because i really liked mary of magadelene by this author. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Helen | 1/9/2014

    " I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Elizabeth I is my all-time favorite historical character. I learned a great deal more about her life, understanding that it is fiction. George proved herself worthy of this monumental task and writes beautifully. "

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