Published in 2008
My rating: 5 out of 5
Most people know something about England's Queen Elizabeth I, whether it be that she was known as the virgin queen, that her mother was the infamous Anne Boleyn, or that she was a staunch Protestant. But Alison Weir's "The Lady Elizabeth" focuses on the Elizabeth that we don't always read about in novels, from her toddlerhood up to the moment she learns she is Queen of England.
I enjoyed this book so much that I'm planning to read some of Weir's nonfiction works as well. If you like Philippa Gregory (author of "The Other Boleyn Girl" and many others), you will love Alison Weir. The subject matter and plots of the two authors' novels are similar and I enjoy both, but personally I think Weir is the better writer.