Elizabeth I (Hardcover)

The Golden Reign of Gloriana

By David Loades

Continnuum-3PL, 9781852853044, 450pp.

Publication Date: May 30, 2003

Other Editions of This Title:
Paperback (3/31/2003)

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Elizabeth I, who reigned over Shakespeare's England and defeated the Spanish Armada, is familiar both from her portraits and as Gloriana, the Virgin Queen. Yet the reality of her character and her personal attitudes are harder to detect behind the public mask. Elizabeth I, a major biography by a leading Tudor expert to mark the 400th anniversary of her death in 1603, looks in detail behind the public life at the private woman. It treats at length her early years and examines her actions and policies as queen. David Loades's biography brings out her remarkable talents and unique achievements.

About the Author

David Loades is one of the leading historians of the Tudor monarchy. He is the author of the definitive biography of Elizabeth's half-sister, Mary Tudor: A Life (1989), and of The Tudor Court (second edition, 2003). He is Honorary Research Professor at the University of Sheffield and Director of the British Academy John Foxe Project.

Praise For Elizabeth I: The Golden Reign of Gloriana

"...he is able to write a scholarly biography as if it were a popular history."-Royal Book News
"...a worthy tribute to the 'Virgin Queen'...an outstanding biography."--Jay Freeman, Booklist