Fanfare for Elizabeth Author:Edith Sitwell From the back of the book: — "This is the story of the girlhood of Elizabeth Tudor, and of the Court of Henry the 8th in the midst of whose splendors and terrors she spent her youth. — The book opens with the birth of the Princess, daughter of Anne Boleyn, and with the dark scandals surrounding her parents' marriage. It tells of Anne Boleyn's asce... more »ndancy over the King, and her ultimate disgrace and execution.
Thereupon, the baby Elizabeth was declared illegitimate; during her early childhood, purposely neglected by Henry and uncared for except by lady Bryane, she often suffered actual cold and hunger. Her later girlhood, under the loving tutelage of her indiscreet, talkative governess, Mrs. Ashley, her reinstatement as Princess, and the scandal in which she was innocently involved at the age of fifteen are all recounted by Edith Sitwell against the background of a colorful, tempestuous Renaissance England."« less