An Abused Child, Yet Confident Of Her Destiny To Reign, A Woman In A Man S World, Passionately Sexual Yet, She Said, A Virgin, Famed As England S Most Successful Ruler Yet Actually Doing Very Little, Elizabeth I Is A Bundle Of Contradictions In This New, Lavishly Illustrated Biography, Published To Accompany A Channel Series Presented By The Author, David Starkey Turns The Paradox Into A Person Starting With Elizabeth S Own Speeches And Writings, Starkey Lays Novel Emphasis On Two Things Her Faith Made Her See Religion As A Purely Personal Relationship Between The Individual Conscience And God, Yet Her Sophisticated Education Led Her To A Smoke And Mirrors View Of Politics, In Which Clever Image Making And Speech Writing Could Solve Or Postpone Real Problems The Result Was A Surprisingly Contemporary Approach To Some Very Modern Questions, Like Civil Strife In Scotland And Ireland And The Risk Of England S Absorption Into A European Super State This New Approach To The Enigma Of The Queen S Character Is Presented Within A Lively And Readable Retelling Of Her Reign Her Love For Robert Dudley, The Tragi Comedy Of Her Favourites And Suitors, And Her Epic Struggles With Mary Queen Of Scots And Philip II Of Spain
David Robert Starkey, CBE, FSA is a British historian, a television and radio presenter, and a specialist in the Tudor period.
- 352 pages
- Elizabeth: Apprenticeship
- David Starkey
- 04 May 2017 David Starkey