Wednesday, June 11, 2008

The Lady Elizabeth

The Lady Elizabeth by Alison Weir

What was this book about?

Elizabeth, the daughter of Henry VIII, starts out life as a princess. But court intrigue, and her fathers wish to have a son soon changes that. She becomes Lady Elizabeth, a bastard child. Her mother is killed and she lives in fear for her life everyday.

Alison Weir tells the story of Elizabeth from her days as a small child until she ascends to the throne. No one really knows some of the truth of Elizabeth’s life, we can only hypothesize. Yet this book does it’s best to put you in her place.

What did you like/dislike about the book?

I generally love the history of Elizabeth I. She is an interesting character in that we know a lot about her, but don’t necessarily no the truth of the whole story. This book tells her story in a way that can keep you interested, move forward quickly, and not bore you with too many facts. Is there anything “new” in this story. Not really. So for me who has read many, many books about Elizabeth – it was just another recap of her life.

What genre would you consider this?

Historical Fiction


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