Elizabeth I: A Study in Insecurity (Penguin Monarchs) (Hardcover)

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Helen Castor shows how England's iconic queen was shaped by profound and enduring insecurity—an insecurity which was both a matter of practical political reality and personal psychology. From her precarious upbringing at the whim of a brutal, capricious father and her perilous accession after his death, to the religious division that marred her state and the failure to marry that threatened her line, Elizabeth lived under constant threat. But, facing down her enemies with a compellingly inscrutable public persona, the last and greatest of the Tudor monarchs would become a timeless, fearless queen. 

About the Author

Helen Castor's She-Wolves: The Women Who Ruled England Before Elizabeth was made into a BBC2 TV series, and was selected as one of the books of the year for 2010 in the Guardian, BBC History magazine, and more.

Praise For…

A triumph of history—Janet Nelson, Guardian

Product Details
ISBN: 9780141980881
ISBN-10: 0141980885
Publisher: Penguin UK
Publication Date: July 1st, 2018
Pages: 160
Language: English
Series: Penguin Monarchs