Elizabeth's Women: Friends, Rivals, and Foes Who Shaped the Virgin Queen


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6.44 X 1.64 X 9.44 inches | 1.73 pounds
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About the Author

Tracy Borman studied and taught history at the University of Hull in England and was awarded a Ph.D. in 1997. She has worked for various historic properties and national heritage organizations, including Historic Royal Palaces, the National Archives, and English Heritage. She is now chief executive of the Heritage Education Trust and is a regular contributor to history magazines, such as BBC History Magazine, and a frequent guest on television and radio.


"Tracy Borman is one of our finest historians. She has a passion for history that illuminates her books, and writes with integrity, humanity, and skill. Elizabeth's Women offers brilliant new insights into the shaping of the Virgin Queen. If you thought there was nothing more that could be said about Elizabeth I, you will be entranced by this original, masterly, and fascinating study of aspects of her life that have hitherto been overlooked. This is history as it should be written--and an invaluable aid to our understanding of its subject. Elizabeth's Women is definitely one for my bookshelf!"--Alison Weir, New York Times bestselling author of The Lady in the Tower

"The idea behind her book is genuinely inspired."--John Guy, Sunday Times (U.K.)

"Readable and fun."--Leanda de Lisle, Literary Review

"Borman's book is innovative, full of rich, too often neglected female characters."--Lady Antonia Fraser

"Here we have a most remarkable and surprisingly fresh study of the Virgin Queen that does nothing less than take the breath away."--Historical Novels Review

"Crisply written and meticulously researched, this is exceptional historical reporting. It is a brilliant piece of work that is both accessible and groundbreaking."--tucsoncitizen.com, "Shelflife"

"If you have any interest in the life of Elizabeth I, and in the era in which she reigned, then Elizabeth's Women is a fascinating must read...Don't miss it."--Bookloons.com