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Elizabeth

The Forgotten Years

by John Guy Author · Alex Jennings Narrator

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Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of Elizabeth I: The Forgotten Years by John Guy, read by Alex Jennings. An ageing queen, an heirless state, conspiracy all round: here is the court of Elizabeth I as never known before History has pictured Elizabeth I as Gloriana, an icon of strength and power. But the reality, especially during her later years, was not so simple. In 1583 Elizabeth is fifty years old, past childbearing, but her greatest challenges are still to come: the Spanish Armada; the execution of Mary, Queen of Scots; relentless plotting among her courtiers. This gripping and vivid portrait of her life and times - often told in her own words ('You know I am no morning woman') - reveals a woman who is fallible, increasingly insecure, and struggling to lead Britain. This is the real Elizabeth, for the first time.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint:
Penguin
Edition:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
2016

Format

  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 474.5 MB
  • OverDrive Listen 474.4 MB

John Guy (Author)

John Guy is a Fellow of Clare College, Cambridge, and has published sixteen books, including My Heart is My Own: The Life of Mary Queen of Scots, Tudor England, Thomas More and The Tudors: A Very Short Introduction. He appears regularly on BBC Rad...

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