The Virgin Queen Author:Maureen Peters Elizabethan... — She gave her name to the golden age of England. The daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, she was destined for greatness. Elizabeth withstood her father's wrath, court scandal, family deceit and the dangers of religious war and enemy invasion to maintain her pride and the throne of a mighty empire. — Through a rule of nearly a... more » half-century she sought love and loyalty from the many men who attempted to win her affections. A few nearly succeeded, only to be betrayed by their greed or by the towering strength of the woman who so desperately wanted to be a wife and mother, and not to be known as the Virgin Queen.