Queen of This Realm by Jean Plaidy

Queen Elizabeth I was an enigmatic queen who puzzles us centuries later. How close did she get with Robert Dudley or her other suitors? What did she think of religious turmoil and the threat of the Spanish Armada? Get a look at this powerful monarch through the veil of time.

Elizabeth is a blend of clever and frivolous. Her cleverness wins dangerous political battles. Her frivolous desire for admiration causes her to favor men who court her for power. Dramatic events create suspense but the book’s focus is on Elizabeth’s relationships. There is her rapport with wise Cecil, appalled curiosity about Mary Queen of Scots, and thoughts on other important figures of Elizabeth’s era. Queen of This Realm is a portrayal of Elizabeth I and 16th century England.

Want more books like Queen of This Realm?

Check out other fictional potrayals of Elizabeth such as The Lady Elizabeth by Alison Weir and The Queen’s Governess by Karen Harper.

Books such as Elizabeth: The Struggle for the Throne by David Starkey provide nonfiction portrayals of Elizabeth I.

Film portrayals of Queen Elizabeth include Elizabeth R.


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