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The Lady Elizabeth: A Novel

2 Ratings: 3.5
A book by Alison Weir

Weir (Innocent Traitor) lends her considerable historical knowledge to the early years of England's famous queen in this absorbing second novel. The tale chronicles the life of Elizabeth I from her early childhood to her coronation, through the final … see full wiki

Author: Alison Weir
Publisher: Ballantine Books
2 reviews about The Lady Elizabeth: A Novel
review by . June 16, 2008
The Lady Elizabeth by Alison Weir begins with a not quite three year old Elizabeth being told by her older sister Mary that Elizabeth's mother is dead at the hands of their father, the King. This shattering event becomes a shadow that will hang over Elizabeth throughout her life and shape the wily young woman and future queen that she will become.     Ms. Weir takes us through Elizabeth's life from the time of the death of her mother, Anne Boleyn, until the day she ascends the …
review by . April 28, 2008
The imperious Elizabeth Tudor intuits her destiny long before the crown is delivered to her hands in 1558. In 1536, the tiny red-haired princess is but three years old, already acutely aware that she is her father's beloved daughter. As step-sister to Mary, daughter of Henry VIII's first wife, Katherine of Aragon, Elizabeth is much like her own intelligent, curious and driven mother, Anne Boleyn. Through separated by a number of years, the half-sisters retain an affectionate relationship; but with …
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