The First Elizabeth

Carolly Erickson

St. Martin's Griffin

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In this remarkable biography, Carolly Erickson brings Elizabeth I to life and allows us to see her as a living, breathing, elegant, flirtatious, diplomatic, violent, arrogant, and outrageous woman who commands our attention, fascination, and awe.

With the special skill for which she is acclaimed, Carolly Erickson electrifies the senses as she evokes with total fidelity the brilliant colors of Elizabethan clothing and jewelry, the texture of tapestries, and even the close, perfumed air of castle rooms. Erickson demonstrates her extraordinary ability to discern and bring to life psychological and physical reality.

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Praise for The First Elizabeth

"Even more readable and absorbing than the justly praised works of Tuchman and Fraser." --Philadelphia Inquirer

"A masterpiece of narrative, a story so absorbing it is as hard to put down as a fine novel." --Edward M. White, Los Angeles Times Book Review

"Carolly Erickson is a great interpreter of history. She writes political history, but imbeds it into social, and even more, humane history. She's likely to be the Barbara Tuchman of her generation." --David Herlihy, Charles Lea Professor of History, Harvard University

."A vivid and eminently readable portrait of history's favorite Tudor, [Queen Elizabeth I]." --The New York Times Book Review

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Carolly Erickson

Distinguished historian Carolly Erickson is the author of Rival to the Queen, The Memoirs of Mary Queen of Scots, The Hidden Life of Josephine, The Last Wife of Henry VIII, and many other prize-winning works of fiction and nonfiction. Her novel The Tsarina’s Daughter won the Romantic Times Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Historical Fiction. She lives in Hawaii.

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The First Elizabeth
Carolly Erickson

e-Book Agency

e-Book Agency
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
April 2007
e-Book Agency
ISBN: 9781429903974
ISBN10: 142990397X
448 pages
$9.99

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
St. Martin's Griffin
August 1997
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312168421
ISBN10: 031216842X
6 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches, 448 pages
$18.99
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