Elizabeth's Women: The Hidden Story of the Virgin Queen

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Elizabeth I is often portrayed as a ruthless 'man's woman', who derided her own sex - 'I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman' - and loved to flirt with the young men at her court. Yet she was born into a world of women and it is her relationships with these women that provide the most fascinating insight into the character of this remarkable monarch.

As a child Elizabeth was raised by her mother, governesses and stepmothers, while as an adult she was clothed, bathed and watched by her ladies of the bedchamber and her maids of honour. With them she was jealous, spiteful and cruel, as well as loyal, kind and protective. Among her family it was her female relations who had the greatest influence on her life: from her sister Mary, who distrusted and later imprisoned her, to her cousin, Mary, Queen of Scots, who posed a constant and dangerous threat to her crown for almost thirty years.

It was these women - and many more - who brought out the best - and worst- in Elizabeth and reveal the woman behind the carefully cultivated image of the Virgin Queen.

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"History as it should be written" (Alison Weir)

"Overall this is an enthralling picture of female empowerment and woman's place in this most testosterone fuelled of epochs. It is a thrilling and carefully written book which should grace any history lover's bookshelves" (Roderick Graham Scotland on Sunday)

"The idea behind her book is genuinely inspired" (John Guy Sunday Times)

"A warm and readable account... irresistible stuff" (Kathryn Hughes The Guardian)

"Innovative, full of rich, too often neglected female characters" (Antonia Fraser)

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A groundbreaking and fascinating biography of England's most famous queen, viewed through the women who influenced her life.

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Descrizione libro Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 196 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Elizabeth I is often portrayed as a ruthless man s woman , who derided her own sex - I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman - and loved to flirt with the young men at her court. Yet she was born into a world of women and it is her relationships with these women that provide the most fascinating insight into the character of this remarkable monarch. As a child Elizabeth was raised by her mother, governesses and stepmothers, while as an adult she was clothed, bathed and watched by her ladies of the bedchamber and her maids of honour. With them she was jealous, spiteful and cruel, as well as loyal, kind and protective. Among her family it was her female relations who had the greatest influence on her life: from her sister Mary, who distrusted and later imprisoned her, to her cousin, Mary, Queen of Scots, who posed a constant and dangerous threat to her crown for almost thirty years. It was these women - and many more - who brought out the best - and worst- in Elizabeth and reveal the woman behind the carefully cultivated image of the Virgin Queen. Codice libro della libreria AAZ9780099548621

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Descrizione libro Vintage Publishing, United Kingdom, 2010. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 196 x 128 mm. Language: English . Brand New Book. Elizabeth I is often portrayed as a ruthless man s woman , who derided her own sex - I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman - and loved to flirt with the young men at her court. Yet she was born into a world of women and it is her relationships with these women that provide the most fascinating insight into the character of this remarkable monarch. As a child Elizabeth was raised by her mother, governesses and stepmothers, while as an adult she was clothed, bathed and watched by her ladies of the bedchamber and her maids of honour. With them she was jealous, spiteful and cruel, as well as loyal, kind and protective. Among her family it was her female relations who had the greatest influence on her life: from her sister Mary, who distrusted and later imprisoned her, to her cousin, Mary, Queen of Scots, who posed a constant and dangerous threat to her crown for almost thirty years. It was these women - and many more - who brought out the best - and worst- in Elizabeth and reveal the woman behind the carefully cultivated image of the Virgin Queen. Codice libro della libreria AAZ9780099548621

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Descrizione libro 2010. Paperback. Condizione libro: New. 129mm x 198mm x 30mm. Paperback. Elizabeth I is often portrayed as a ruthless 'man's woman', who derided her own sex - 'I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman' - and loved to flirt with the young men at her cou.Shipping may be from multiple locations in the US or from the UK, depending on stock availability. 464 pages. 0.360. Codice libro della libreria 9780099548621

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Descrizione libro Vintage, 2010. Condizione libro: New. 2010. Paperback. Elizabeth I is often portrayed as a ruthless 'man's woman', who derided her own sex - and loved to flirt with the young men at her court. Yet she was born into a world of women and it is her relationships with these women that provide the most fascinating insight into the character of this remarkable monarch. Num Pages: 464 pages, col. Illustrations. BIC Classification: 1DBKE; 3JB; BGH; HBJD1; HBLH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 128 x 30. Weight in Grams: 356. . . . . . . Codice libro della libreria V9780099548621

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Descrizione libro Vintage. Condizione libro: New. 2010. Paperback. Elizabeth I is often portrayed as a ruthless 'man's woman', who derided her own sex - and loved to flirt with the young men at her court. Yet she was born into a world of women and it is her relationships with these women that provide the most fascinating insight into the character of this remarkable monarch. Num Pages: 464 pages, col. Illustrations. BIC Classification: 1DBKE; 3JB; BGH; HBJD1; HBLH. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 197 x 128 x 30. Weight in Grams: 356. . . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Codice libro della libreria V9780099548621

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Descrizione libro Vintage Publishing. Paperback. Condizione libro: new. BRAND NEW, Elizabeth's Women: The Hidden Story of the Virgin Queen, Tracy Borman, Elizabeth I is often portrayed as a ruthless 'man's woman', who derided her own sex - 'I know I have the body of a weak and feeble woman' - and loved to flirt with the young men at her court. Yet she was born into a world of women and it is her relationships with these women that provide the most fascinating insight into the character of this remarkable monarch. As a child Elizabeth was raised by her mother, governesses and stepmothers, while as an adult she was clothed, bathed and watched by her ladies of the bedchamber and her maids of honour. With them she was jealous, spiteful and cruel, as well as loyal, kind and protective. Among her family it was her female relations who had the greatest influence on her life: from her sister Mary, who distrusted and later imprisoned her, to her cousin, Mary, Queen of Scots, who posed a constant and dangerous threat to her crown for almost thirty years. It was these women - and many more - who brought out the best - and worst- in Elizabeth and reveal the woman behind the carefully cultivated image of the Virgin Queen. Codice libro della libreria B9780099548621

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