The Resource Elizabeth : the struggle for the throne, David Starkey

Elizabeth : the struggle for the throne, David Starkey

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Elizabeth : the struggle for the throne
Title
Elizabeth
Title remainder
the struggle for the throne
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David Starkey
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Language
eng
Summary
An abused child, yet confident of her destiny to reign, a woman in a man's world, Elizabeth I was to be famed as England's most successful ruler. This biography, by concentrating on the formative early years--from her birth in 1533 to her accession in 1558--shows how her experiences of danger and adventure formed her remarkable character and shaped her opinions and beliefs. In growing up, Elizabeth experienced every vicissitude of fortune and every extreme of condition. She was three years old at the time of her mother's execution; when she was a young woman, her step-father cut her dress off of her with a knife. She had been Princess and inheritrix of England--then bastardized and disinherited. At sixteen she was the head of a great princely household. Yet she was also an accused traitor on the verge of execution. Amid all this, she had mastered the most advanced classical curriculum of the day. But it was her lessons in the school of life that mattered more--and that taught her her humanity. David Starkey re-creates a host of extravagant characters, madcap schemes and tragic plots, while using original documents to point up the importance of the rituals of power and life at court. Elizabeth, whose own Protestant faith was personal and sophisticated, was extremely judicious in her handling of Reform, as in her choice of advisors and councilors. Here, too, is a fresh view of the famous rivalry between the daughters of Henry VIII: the pious Catholic Mary and her clever sister. While Elizabeth remained utterly devoted to her father, she was also determined not to lose her opportunity for power--and not to make the same mistakes as Mary. The skill with which she achieved her goal proved to be a sign that England had reached a watershed moment in its history. Starkey's close attention to detail and vivid storytelling ability combine to produce a narrative of these extraordinary years that reads like a novel
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Title
Elizabeth
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Summary
Chronicles the young queen's unlikely rise to power as the younger daughter of one of Henry VIII's many wives who was once imprisoned and nearly killed by her own half-sister
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Biography type
individual biography
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BNY
Dewey number
942.05/5/092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
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Index
index present
LC call number
DA356
LC item number
.S73 2007
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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adult
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David Starkey
Elizabeth : the struggle for the throne, David Starkey
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Elizabeth : the struggle for the throne, David Starkey
Publication
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Reprint. Originally published: London: Chatto & Windus, 2000
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [325]-351) and index
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
xii, 363, 20 p., [16] p. of plates
Isbn
9780061367434
Isbn Type
(paper)
Note
cat13
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly col.), ports.
System control number
  • ocn177052499
  • (OCoLC)177052499

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