Elizabeth I (Penguin Monarchs): A Study in Insecurity

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ISBN: 9780141989945
  • Author CASTOR, HELEN
  • Pub Date 04/07/2019
  • Binding Paperback
  • Pages 144
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'The experience of insecurity, it turned out, would shape one of the most remarkable monarchs in England's history'

In the popular imagination, as in her portraits, Elizabeth I is the image of monarchical power. But this image is as much armour as a reflection of the truth. In this illuminating account of England's iconic queen, Helen Castor reveals her reign as shaped by a profound and enduring insecurity that was a matter of both practical politics and personal psychology.