• "Excellent...intricate and absorbing...An elegant, shrewd and wonderfully vivacious book."

    Miranda Seymour, Sunday Times
  • "An excellent account of the greatest of England's remarkable great queens."

    Kathryn Hughes, Daily Telegraph
  • "An informative and entertaining biography."

    Peter Ackroyd, The Times
  • "Full, fair and judicious and particularly good on Elizabeth's private life."

    Paul Johnson, Literary Review
  • "Fantastic and fascinating! Alison Weir's great talent is to pack in details without losing readability...highly recommended"

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