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Book Review of The Lady Elizabeth

The Lady Elizabeth
The Lady Elizabeth
Author: Alison Weir
Genre: Literature & Fiction
Book Type: Hardcover
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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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