Thursday, March 19, 2009

The Lady Elizabeth: Review

The Lady Elizabeth by Alison Weir

" The tale chronicles the life of Elizabeth I from her early childhood to her coronation, through the final years of her father, Henry VIII, and the brief reigns of her siblings, Edward VI and Queen Mary. Renowned for her "mercurial temperament" and "formidable intelligence," in Weir's account Elizabeth spends her childhood shuttling between royal estates and preparing for life as a "great lady" after she is stripped of her position as successor to the British throne following the execution of her mother, Anne Boleyn. As Elizabeth grows, her progressive views on women's roles, religion, and politics take shape-including her legendary vow never to marry, forged through observation of others' relationships as well as a painful first-hand brush with romance at age fourteen".

I loved this book, had me from the very beginning! I love reading historical books, they almost always have me hooked! If you are a history lover, you do not want to miss out on reading this book.

I am giving this book a solid 4 stars out of 5

This book falls into these two reading challenges, check them out to see my progress.
* The 2009 - 100+ Reading Challenge
* The 2009 Support Your Local Library Challenge

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Until next time...
Happy Reading!

1 comment:

Sunnysmileqt said...

I just picked this one up for about $3 at the used book store. I'll have to move it up on the TBR pile :)