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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (315 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Jenkins Narrator: Karen Archer and Nanette Newman Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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The two reigns - both unusually long - could scarcely have been more different. Queen Elizabeth I brought a much needed (and appreciated) stability to England at a key moment in the history of the nation. The steady hand of the Virgin Queen - supported by Lord Burleigh, her clear-sighted chancellor - ushered in a golden age after a time of considerable religious and political upheaval. Elizabeth Jenkins offers a personal portrait of a sovereign who was very much a woman, as well as a queen.

Queen Elizabeth II has, by contrast, been the constitutional monarch par excellence - a figurehead guiding the concept of monarchy through difficult times, both national and personal. Her reign has seen major changes in the lifestyle and expectations of peoples and nations and she also proved to be a steady, clear personality on the throne. Pearson Phillips, in his sympathetic portrait, shows that even when her family has been rocked by scandals, Elizabeth II has maintained a quiet dignity. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Dana Stabenow | 9/30/2013

    " Still one of the best bios of Elizabeth the First. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Karen | 12/10/2011

    " Nothing new here, just a straigtforward but highly readable account of the major incidents of the life of Elizabeth I. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Kristina | 11/11/2009

    " I have to admit that I have not finished this book. It's quite dry and historical. But if you want an historically acurate book about Queen Elizabeth, I recommend this one. It goes into great detail about her life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Robbie | 6/30/2009

    " Interesting look at Elizabeth the Great. I really didn't know much about her and that era of history. Even though it's a history book and not a novel, it makes her and everything that happened to her seem very real. "

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