El­iz­a­beth I

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By He­len Cas­tor Allen Lane, £12.99, hard­back, 128 pages

Can any­thing more be said about El­iz­a­beth I, the Tu­dor ‘vir­gin queen’ who fas­ci­nates as much now as four cen­turies ago? Well, if this con­cise, in­ci­sive book by author and broad­caster He­len Cas­tor is any­thing to go by, the an­swer is a re­sound­ing ‘yes’. Ex­plor­ing how power, pol­i­tics and hav­ing Henry VIII as a dad ir­re­vo­ca­bly shaped her per­son­al­ity, it’s a fresh look at a com­pelling fig­ure.

“It ex­plores how power, pol­i­tics and hav­ing Henry VIII as a dad shaped her per­son­al­ity”

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