Elizabeth: Renaissance Prince, a biography

Hilton, Lisa

£16.00

A definitive portrait of one of the most compelling monarchs England has ever had: Elizabeth I. ‘We are a prince from a line of princes.’ Lisa Hilton’s majestic biography of Elizabeth I, ‘The Virgin Queen’, provides vibrant new insights on a monarch who continues to compel and enthral readers. It is a book that challenges readers to reassess Elizabeth’s reign, and the colourful drama, scandal and intrigue to which it is always linked. Lisa Hilton uses new research in France, Italy, Russia and Turkey to present a fresh interpretation of Elizabeth as a queen who saw herself primarily as a Renaissance prince, delivering a very different perspective on Elizabeth’s emotional and sexual life, and upon her attempts to mould England into a European state. Elizabeth was not an exceptional woman but an exceptional ruler, and Hilton redraws English history with this animated portrait of an astounding life. Her biography maps Elizabeth’s dramatic journey from timid, newly crowned queen to one of the most powerful and vivid monarchs ever to rule England.

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Publisher
Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Publisher City
London
Year
2014
Edition
1st
Format
h/b
Author
Hilton, Lisa
SKU
IYC132755
Categories
Condition
Near Fine, 1st edition, 1st printing, unclipped d/j (good, little bumping and chipping), black boards, gilt spine titling, text block firm, pages crisp and unmarked.
Size
8vo (230 x 150 / 9" x 6")
Page Count
370
ISBN
9780297865223