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Elizabeth I By Margaret George,

  • Title: Elizabeth I
  • Author: Margaret George
  • ISBN: 9780330537124
  • Page: 446
  • Format: Paperback
  • 1588 In the height of her power is the legendary Elizabeth Tudor, history s most enigmatic queen She is the virgin with many suitors, the victor of the Armada who hated war, the jewel bedecked woman always pinching pennies.
    Elizabeth I In the height of her power is the legendary Elizabeth Tudor history s most enigmatic queen She is the virgin with many suitors the victor of the Armada who hated war the jewel bedecked woman a

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    1. Margaret George writes about Queen Elizabeth I of England and the last years of her reign.I think most people are aware that Elizabeth s father was Henry VIII and the tumultuous going s on that preceded and then ushered in her reign But fewer are aware of what happened during the later years of her life.The last years were still exciting and dangerous, filled with invading Spanish armadas than one and power hungry lords That s what this book is all about.I confess I am a major fan of both Eliza [...]

    2. Let me preface this review by saying I m a huge fan of Margaret George It was reading her book about Mary Queen of Scots that first kindled my interest in history Ms George is a towering literary talent and I re read The Autobiography of Henry VIII every year So why then did I fell an overwhelming sense of release when I finished Elizabeth I This book was a slog to read with little or no of the Ms George magic It struck me she has lost her way as a writer and become totally absorbed by the resea [...]

    3. Margaret George is one of the best historical novelists Here we find Elizabeth at the point of the invasion of the Spanish Armada and told, largely from her own POV, about the later years of her reign Quite different from the usual focus on her earlier years and largely less dramatic but very absorbing She is one of my favourite characters in English history this is the equal of The Autobiography of Henry VIII With Notes by His Fool, Will Somers which is an all time favorite of mine.

    4. Historical fiction novelist Margaret George has never shied away from retelling a well known story Her subjects have included Henry the VIII, Cleopatra, Mary Queen of Scots, Helen of Troy and now Elizabeth I It takes a lot of nerve and a passionate love of the subject to tackle the life of a figure we could all know enough about to write a 200 word bio Add to that the explosion of novels about the Tudors in the last few years and George s audaciousness is multiplied by a thousand.There are two b [...]

    5. I ve never really worshiped at the altar of Margaret George The Memoirs of Cleopatra is fantastic that I will never deny It s probably the best fictional Cleopatra book out there Helen of Troy is frothy and fun and kind of a really long summer beach read I don t know Mary Queen of Scotland The Isles was basically a bodice ripper with really disturbing implications George apparently dismisses any idea that Mary was kidnapped or raped by her third husband and believe me, that possibility is quite [...]

    6. As much as I enjoyed the descriptive writing boy, can Margaret George make me experience the reality of living as an Elizabethan and the deft handling of a middle aged woman s viewpoint, I struggled to finish this novel I even struggled as I read it to identify what, exactly, my issues were with it Was I just not in the mood for a novel that stretched than 600 pages Have I gotten so used to reading my guilty pleasure reads that I can no longer tolerate the slower pace and richer language of les [...]

    7. Enjoyed this book tremendously Am not one who likes Queen Elizabeth I messed with so when I received this book as an anniversary present from my husband I was a bit skeptical No need, so thoroughly steeped in history as to be acceptable to even the most proficient in the Tudor era George does let you know at the end what is historiography and what is fiction which as a former history teacher I appreciate can be so hard to dispel the history students pick up in Disney cartoons or Hollywood movies [...]

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    9. Overall, this book was a huge disappointment It was tedious, boring, and way, way, way too long It took me over 4 weeks to read, which meant that I really did not want to be reading it If one ever suffers from insomnia, 30 pages with this book and you will be out like a light probably why it took me so long to read it, I could never stay awake I should also add that the four weeks of reading time included an 11 hour plane ride, so if I couldn t even stick with it while confined in an airplane, I [...]

    10. Margaret George has cemented her reputation as a grand dame of historical fiction, creating epic novels about history s most legendary characters, from Henry VIII to Mary of Scotland to Helen of Troy In her latest novel, ELIZABETH I, she tackles perhaps the most legendary and elusive figure of all the Virgin Queen herself.Elizabeth Tudor is famous as much for what she said and did as for what she did not She remains so fascinating precisely because we know so little about her personally, even as [...]

    11. I count myself as one of the people lucky enough to receive an advance copy of Margaret George s new novel Elizabeth I I can honestly say that having read every one of Ms George s novels I had every expectation to thoroughly enjoy it and I was not disappointed The author researches her subjects for months, even years, and writes a very factual novel but in a fascinating way She writes in a story format so as to entertain while imparting a wonderful piece of historical data that doesn t leave the [...]

    12. I m going to say right at the outset that I loved this book and consider it to be one of Margaret George s finest That said, I know there are some that were disappointed because the author begins the work of historical fiction when the Queen is 55 years old It s not a book about the excitement of her early years, but I don t believe it takes anything way from this novel.Robert Dudley has already died Elizabeth loved him, and although she had already decided to remain unmarried she was known as t [...]

    13. Not bad, but underwhelming all the same Readers should be aware, going into this, that the book begins when Queen Elizabeth I is fifty five years of age and that any prior events will be referred to in clunky or random exposition One of the most unfortunate consequences of starting a book so late in Elizabeth I s reign is that two of her most trusted advisors die quite early on, and obviously she s upset, but it s difficult for the reader to have any emotional reaction If I hadn t known better, [...]

    14. Elizabeth I was not easy for me I decided to start it because, after devouring The Life of Elizabeth I, I wanted to read a novel about this famous queen, and Margaret George s book had been waiting on my kindle for quite a while However, I was startled to discover that, far from covering all of Elizabeth s life, it only starts with the defeat of the Armada I had totally missed it when I bought it Further, the book is long and the pace is quite slow, and sometimes I was unsure if I was going to f [...]

    15. This was a bit of a slow read for me, but I ll definitely pick up another Margaret George novel It was really interesting to read about Elizabeth I after having read and watched fiction about her parents, Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn While it was interesting to read about Elizabeth s later years, I d love to read learn about her earlier years e.g her childhood, the early years of her reign, what unfolded with Mary Queen of Scots, etc Like I mentioned, it was a bit slow for me I wouldn t recommend [...]

    16. I should start by saying that I enjoy Margaret George s work most of the time, and unlike Sharon Kaye Penman whom I also like , she doesn t make historical figures unnaturally cosy Uncle Richard Sit down and have a cup of malmsey with Ned and Dickon Like that and when George captures the voice of her protagonist, things are usually entertaining without straining credulity.But.Elizabeth Tudor emerges from this doorstop of a book as so smart, so kind, so wise, so statesmanlike, so well, you get t [...]

    17. Elizabeth I was an iconic figure in English history, although there are very little actual personal papers on her that let us delve into her own thoughts Margaret George did a fine job of breathing character into her volume of historical fiction This book switches perspective to Lettice Knollys, who was Elizabeth s cousin and rival Lettice is also the mother to Robert Devereaux, the Earl of Essex and much of the book centers on his relationship with Elizabeth Margaret covers the Spanish Armada, [...]

    18. I didn t find this book at all boring as others have but then it might be that much of the information about the Tudor era is new to me Perhaps some scenes could have been cut but I thought they all added to the story Plus, I thought Kate Reading gave an excellent performance This story made me think of an odd kind of organic chemistry where two and compounds come together, share electrons, separate, combine with others and then come together again,,, the two main compounds being Queen Elizabet [...]

    19. Elizabeth I has always been one of my favorite heroines She was a CEO who managed an almost bankrupt England, had a deep sense of people s inner motives and never wavered in her promise to stay married to the people of England This isn t just another big book about a Tudor, this is a book to read if you want to know Elizabeth I as a woman too Margaret George used two points of view Elizabeth s and Lettice Knollys, her cousin and the wife of her beloved Robert Dudley These two strong willed women [...]

    20. I really like this author, and she did something very interesting with this well known story She told the life of Elizabeth I from two different people from Elizabeth herself, and from her rival, Lettice Knollys Each of them was a horrible bitch to the other.

    21. This novel looks at the latter half of Elizabeth s reign It s very detailed, and I found the first half a trifle slow Once it gets to the conflicts with Essex, however, it really picks up, so I do recommend it.

    22. I will also do a video review here at my channel youtube magicofbooks Elizabeth I by Margaret George is an historical fiction account of the later years of Queen Elizabeth I reign, starting in 1588 and ending in 1603 It s also a story about the rivalry between Elizabeth and her cousin, Lettice Knollys, and the family drama they have to deal with when Lettice s son, the Earl of Essex, begins to undermine the authority of his queen.There s so much that happens in this book, that the brief synopsis [...]

    23. I haven t read historical fiction in a minute and I will admit that I was first daunted by the size of this book However I was quickly captivated and this book and it was all I could think about I had to know I vaguely remember learning about Queen Elizabeth I in history class, but what did I really know about her So much was a mystery about her This 600 page novel, doesn t start during her childhood or even her early reign It starts when the Queen is in her fifties and follows her through the [...]

    24. This is a long read but worth it, as there is no short way to treat Elizabeth I, who reigned so long and through tumultuous times She is a monarch who was beloved by most of her people but who had many enemies within and without her England Margaret George has the Queen as narrator to her life and times, and is centered around her love of Robert Devereux, the Earl of Essex, and his misbehaviours and her relationship with his mother Leittice who also is her cousin The complications in these relat [...]

    25. Much has been written about and discussed of Robert Dudley the great love of Queen Elizabeth I s life However, there was another Robert, the Earl of Essex and Dudley s stepson, whom also impacted Elizabeth s later life Margaret George focuses on this relationship in her novel, Elizabeth I Elizabeth I is unique in its time period setting by beginning the story with the defeat of the Spanish Armada and emphasizing the Virgin Queen s late adulthood George highlights the interaction between Elizabet [...]

    26. Engaging, absorbing, meticulously researched and exquisitely detailed, Margaret George s Elizabeth I is her most powerful novel to date And that s saying something as George ain t a slouch in the historical fiction genre.Unlike most historical fiction novels, even many of George s previous works, Elizabeth I doesn t start at her birth and move forward from there Instead the book begins in 1588, during Pope Sixtus V s call to the Catholic faithful to aid in the deposition of that wicked queen of [...]

    27. First of all, I want to talk about the glorious cover of this wonderful book I m one of those who is drawn to a book cover, and this one is simply irresistible The Rose of England is featured with the two colors of red representing Elizabeth s two ages she reigned a young girl until her elderly years Her picture shows her beauty at her primea woman of wisdom and wry humor in her eyes and mouth, dark red curly hair, the wealth of her dynasty displayed in her jewels an clothing, and hidden in the [...]

    28. One might think that reading through 688 pages is daunting but I tend to prefer longer novels they allow me to really reside in the book and get to know the characters One of my favorite female heroines is Elizabeth the First and one of my favorite historical novelists is Margaret George so I figured this would be a perfect combination and I right The novel is co narrated by Elizabeth herself and begins in 1588 as she enters late middle age Co narrator is her cousin, Lettice Knollys the woman wh [...]

    29. I was glad that this novel focused on the later part of Elizabeth s life since I had previously read a novel by another author which focused on her early life, before becoming queen But I was a little surprised at just how late in life it began in 1588 at age 55 Especially since Elizabeth s point of view is countered by her cousin and personal rival s perspective, Lettice Knollys and both are written in first person, which I m not a fan of I guess I m old fashioned and believe that if you want m [...]

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