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Elizabeth I by Alison Plowden


Elizabeth I by Alison Plowden

Elizabeth I is perhaps England's most popular monarch. Born in 1533, the product of the doomed marriage between Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth was heir to her father's title, then disinherited and finally imprisoned by her half-sister Mary. But in 1558, on Mary's death, she ascended the throne and reigned for 45 years. Respected by her subjects and idolised by future generations, her fierce devotion to her country and its people truly made her England's fairest queen and icon. Here is her story.

About the Author

Alison Plowden was born in India and was formerly a script writer and editor for the BBC. She has written many books, including 'The House of Tudor', 'Tudor Women', 'Two Queens in One Isle', 'Henrietta Maria' and 'The Stuart Princesses'.

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Publication date

19th August 2004


Alison Plowden

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The History Press Ltd


704 pages


Early modern history: c 1450/1500 to c 1700
Biography: historical, political & military



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