Elizabeth I (Penguin Monarchs)
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From the publisher
'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.