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Elizabeth I and Her Circle This Is The Inside Story Of Elizabeth I S Inner Circle And The Crucial Human Relationships Which Lay At The Heart Of Her Personal And Political Life Using A Wide Range Of Original Sources Including Private Letters, Portraits, Verse, Drama, And State Papers Susan Doran Provides A Vivid And Often Dramatic Account Of Political Life In Elizabethan England And The Queen At Its Centre, Offering A Deeper Insight Into Elizabeth S Emotional And Political Conduct And Challenging Many Of The Popular Myths That Have Grown Up Around Her It Is A Story Replete With Fascinating Questions What Was The True Nature Of Elizabeth S Relationship With Her Father, Henry VIII, Especially After His Execution Of Her Mother What Was The Influence Of Her Step Mothers On Elizabeth S Education And Religious Beliefs How Close Was She Really To Her Half Brother Edward VI And Were Relations With Her Half Sister Mary Really As Poisonous As Is Popularly Assumed And What Of Her Relationship With Her Stewart Cousins, Most Famously With Mary Queen Of Scots, Executed On Elizabeth S Orders In 1587, But Also With Mary S Son James VI Of Scotland, Later To Succeed Elizabeth As Her Chosen Successor Elizabeth S Relations With Her Family Were Crucial, But Almost As Crucial Were Her Relations With Her Courtiers And Her Councillors Her Men Of Business Here Again, The Story Unravels A Host Of Fascinating Questions Was The Queen Really Sexually Jealous Of Her Maids Of Honour What Does Her Long And Intimate Relationship With The Earl Of Leicester Reveal About Her Character, Personality, And Attitude To Marriage What Can The Fall Of Essex Tell Us About Elizabeth S Political Management In The Final Years Of Her Reign And What Was The True Nature Of Her Personal And Political Relationship With Influential And Long Serving Councillors Such As The Cecils And Sir Francis Walsingham

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  • Hardcover
  • 416 pages
  • Elizabeth I and Her Circle
  • Susan Doran
  • English
  • 27 June 2017
  • 0199574952

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  1. says:

    Disclaimer ARC via Netgalley Dorman s book looks at Elizabeth though the great Queen s relationships with various people of her court and family Dorman s approach is to divide the book up into Family, Courtiers, Women servants and councilors The first and last sections of the book are the best The most disappointing section is the one about Elizabeth s women It is the shortest section, grouping all the women into one chapter as opposed to an individual chapter per important person as in t Disclaimer ARC via Netgalley Dorman s book looks at Elizabeth though the great Queen s relationships with various people of her court and family Dorman s approach is to divide the book up into Family, Courtiers, Women servants and councilors The first and last sections of the book are the best The most disappointing section is the one about Elizabeth s women It is the shortest section, grouping all the women into one chapter as opposed to an individual chapter per important person as in the other sections In part, this is could be due to a lack of first hand sources as well as the fact that the women weren t ...


  2. says:

    This non fiction book which focuses on Elizabeth I and the people that had close personal relationships with her is easy to follow and an interesting read Rather than offer a chronological history, Doran presents a thematic structure focusing each chapter on a key individual or group or individuals who were key to Elizabeth s life Below I discuss my favorite relationships.1 Chapter one focuses on Elizabeth s relationship with her parents, King Henry VIII and Queen Anne Boleyn also her rela This non fiction book which focuses on Elizabeth I and the people that had close personal relationships with her is easy to follow and an interesting read Rather than offer a chronological history, Doran presents a thematic structure focusing each chapter on a key individual or group or individuals who were key to Elizabeth s life Below I discuss my favorite relationships.1 Chapter one focuses on Elizabeth s relationship with her parents, King Henry VIII and Queen Anne Boleyn also her relationship between Elizabeth and her younger brother Edward and elder sister Mary.2 Ch...


  3. says:

    I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley.Behind every great queen The Tudor Monarchs are endlessly fascinating to many people There are countless books devoted to them and their lives are perfect for richly colourful yet often gruesome screen portrayals But do we get the full picture of their reigns by focusing merely on the head that wears the crown In Elizabeth I s case we certainly don t which is what makes this book so interesting and relevant Susan Doran uses her depth of knowledge I received an ARC of this book from NetGalley.Behind every great queen The Tudor Monarchs are endlessly fascinating to many people There are countless books devoted to them and their lives are perfect for richly colourful yet often gruesome screen portrayals But do we get the full picture of their reigns by focusing merely on the head that wears the crown In Elizabeth I s case we certainly don t which is what makes this book so interesting and relevant Susan Doran uses her depth of knowledge and extensive research to explore the people who were most important to Elizabeth her friends, family, rivals, courtiers, councillors and confidantes By investigating them we learnabout her, but many of them are interesting in their own right Although the nature of this book means that there are necessarily lots of dates and complex genealogies Susan Doran s writing flows smoothly and is enjoyable to read I greatly appreciated the author s use of original spellings when quoting fro...


  4. says:

    My copy courtesy of Oxford University Press Net Galley much thanks Probably about 3.5 stars Recommended for those already interested in the Tudor period.For a further review.


  5. says:

    I have always loved period movies and ones about Queen Elizabeth I in particular These films contribute to a collision of thoughts about some of the factoids stated or implied Was Elizabeth raised by The Other Boleyn Girl as implied by the ending scene of that movie In the movie, Elizabeth, starring Cate Blanchett, did she really take the risk of telling Bloody Queen Mary that she would use her conscience in matters of religion Seemed a foolhardy thing to say And how did she feel about he I have always loved period movies and ones about Queen Elizabeth I in particular These films contribute to a collision of thoughts about some of the factoids stated or implied Was Elizabeth raised by The Other Boleyn Girl a...


  6. says:

    To a modern eye, early modern courts seem lousy with favorites, nepotism and cronies The actual workings of the system are farcomplicated than personal inclination at least if you wanted the government to work Doran meticulously reconstructs the ways in which Elizabeth I contrasted to Henry VIII and Mary I carefull...


  7. says:

    A very good overview of the courtiers and advisors close to Elizabeth I.


  8. says:

    This is a well written and meticulously documented account of Elizabeth I I confess I didn t read it straight through I think you would have to be extremely interested in the subject to be able to do that , but I read through pa...


  9. says:

    I received this as an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I must first disclose that I am no particular fan of Elizabeth I She was a spoiled, manipulative, whiny brat who made everyone around her suffer with her tantrums and outbursts She could not stand to see her favorites happy with anyone but her, yet would or could not ever commit to any of them due to their varying statuses in society However, that being said, I find the Tudor dynasty truly fascinating, and even Elizabeth I received this as an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.I must first disclose that I am no particular fan of Elizabeth I She was a spoiled, manipulative, whiny brat who made everyone around her suffer with her tantrums and outbursts She could not stand to see her favorites happy with anyone but her, yet would or could not ever commit to any of them due to their varying statuses in society However, that being said, I find the Tudor dynasty truly fascinating, and even Elizabeth s place in it Incidentally, I was concurrently reading God s Traitors Terror and Faith in Elizabethan England, and Elizabeth was not nearly as religiously tolerant as some have been lead to believe in the past I find it unfair...


  10. says:

    This was an extremely detailed account of Elizabeth I and those who surrounded her during her reign This is a period I have a great deal of interest in, and so I was very pleased to be able to read this book Unfortunately, because of the density of the subject and how it was presented, it was one that took me many months to get through As a tome for research, I think it will be useful, but for general reading, it was a bit much I definitely appreciated the work that went into it and wish I c This was an extremely detailed account of Elizabe...

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