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The Lady Elizabeth
The Lady Elizabeth
Author: Alison Weir
Elizabeth Tudor is daughter to Henry VIII, the most powerful king England has ever known. She is destined to ascend the throne, and deferred to as the King's heiress, but that all changes when her mother Anne Boleyn, Henry's great passion and folly, is executed for treason. Elizabeth's life alters in a heartbeat. A pawn in the savage game of Tud...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780099493822
ISBN-10: 0099493829
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 483
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.

3.5 stars, based on 1 rating
Publisher: Arrow Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio CD
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CreesB22 avatar reviewed The Lady Elizabeth on
Helpful Score: 3
I adore this book. I enjoyed the liberties she took with Elizabeth's life along the way. A wonderful novel that imagines her journey from childhood to the crown. I anxiously await Weir's next novel.
MarciNYC avatar reviewed The Lady Elizabeth on
Helpful Score: 1
After thoroughly enjoying Weir's first foray into fiction ('Innocent Traitor'), I was looking forward to her fictionalized story about Elizabeth I. I finished this in two days and am disappointed.

Weir took liberties with Elizabeth's story which didn't sit well with me. Although she explained why she did it in her afterword/author's note, I still am not comfortable with the events she portrayed. Yes, it IS fiction, but like Robin Maxwell's book 'The Queen's Bastard' which took the liberty that Elizabeth and Robert Dudley had a child together, I couldn't stomach the fiction Weir wrote about.

While I'll give Weir a chance if she should write another fictional work, I do think that her non-fiction is leaps and bounds better than this novel.
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Ok book. Disappointed that book never reaches into timeframe of Elizabeth's reign. Remember that it IS fiction...so liberties are taken with historical accuracy.
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reviewed The Lady Elizabeth on + 3 more book reviews
Another good historical fiction by Alison Weir. At a few points in the book I thought it was very similar to other books on Elizabeth's childhood, but there are definitely several plots in this one that are not like any others. Very entertaining. I didn't want to put it down.


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