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The Life of Elizabeth I

Alison Weir

Perhaps the most influential sovereign England has ever known, Queen Elizabeth I remained an extremely private person throughout her reign, keeping her own counsel and sharing secrets with no one--not even her closest, most trusted advisers. Now, in this brilliantly researched, fascinating new book, acclaimed biographer Alison Weir shares provocative new interpretations and fresh insights on this enigmatic figure. Against a lavish backdrop of pageantry and passion, intrigue and war, Weir dispels the myths surrounding Elizabeth I and examines the contradictions of her character. Elizabeth I loved the Earl of Leicester, but did she conspire to murder his wife? She called herself the Virgin Queen, but how chaste was she through dozens of liaisons? She never married--was her choice to remain single tied to the chilling fate of her mother, Anne Boleyn? An enthralling epic that is also an amazingly intimate portrait, The Life of Elizabeth I is a mesmerizing, stunning reading experience.

Perhaps the most influential sovereign England has ever known, Queen Elizabeth I remained an extremely private person throughout her reign, keeping her own counsel and sharing secrets with no one--not even her closest, most trusted advisers. Now, in this brilliantly researched, fascinating new book, acclaimed biographer Alison Weir shares provocative new interpretations and fresh insights on this enigmatic figure. Against a lavish backdrop of pageantry and passion, intrigue and war, Weir dispels the myths surrounding Elizabeth I and examines the contradictions of her character. Elizabeth I loved the Earl of Leicester, but did she conspire to murder his wife? She called herself the Virgin Queen, but how chaste was she through dozens of liaisons? She never married--was her choice to remain single tied to the chilling fate of her mother, Anne Boleyn? An enthralling epic that is also an amazingly intimate portrait, The Life of Elizabeth I is a mesmerizing, stunning reading experience.
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Perhaps the most influential sovereign England has ever known, Queen Elizabeth I remained an extremely private person throughout her reign, keeping her own counsel and sharing secrets with no one--not even her closest, most trusted advisers. Now, in this brilliantly researched, fascinating new book, acclaimed biographer Alison Weir shares provocative new interpretations and fresh insights on this enigmatic figure. Against a lavish backdrop of pageantry and passion, intrigue and war, Weir dispels the myths surrounding Elizabeth I and examines the contradictions of her character. Elizabeth I loved the Earl of Leicester, but did she conspire to murder his wife? She called herself the Virgin Queen, but how chaste was she through dozens of liaisons? She never married--was her choice to remain single tied to the chilling fate of her mother, Anne Boleyn? An enthralling epic that is also an amazingly intimate portrait, The Life of Elizabeth I is a mesmerizing, stunning reading experience.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Davina Porter

Length:

24h 27m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

31:34


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:15:26


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

01:01:46


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

47:05


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

58:58


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:03:26


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

40:00


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

29:48


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:01:14


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

46:24


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

46:11


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

49:06


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

49:46


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

01:07:28


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:26:49


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

42:04


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

38:16


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

40:03


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

59:32


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

53:37


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

31:08


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

01:12:33


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

49:41


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

01:10:07


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

01:10:49


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

01:05:05


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

47:56


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

10:06


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

01:20