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Falling in Love....again

Advantages: It is not really written by David Starkey
Disadvantages: Chapter documenting maps and sea bits are boring, but then I'm a girl.

...Not to be confused with Starkey's other work "Elizabeth" which looks at Henry VIII youngest daughter's life until she was crowned. This is called "Elizabeth I" Its full title is Elizabeth I - "The Woman the Queen and Her Empire" and is a catalogue of the ...

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Review of Elizabeth I - Anne Somerset

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The early years of the Virgin Queen

Advantages: Readable, capitivating
Disadvantages: Not an academic text

David Starkey is one of a new generation of trendy historians. He has recently produced a major series on the monarchy on Channel Four, which will run over four years. We have already seen part of this detailing the history of the early monarchy. For a ...

Fantasyman 13.04.2005 · Read full review
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The young Elizabeth

Advantages: Fascinating, scholarly and readable
Disadvantages: None

Elizabeth I is hardly a neglected figure, but Starkey’s analysis of her life before her accession to the throne at the age of 25 manages to treat the subject in a new and exciting way. As he points out, in order to understand the woman it is essenti ...

Phoebe 06.08.2001 · Read full review
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Read it loud....

Advantages: Well written, enjoyable, great story
Disadvantages: None

...Autobiographies, or in this case memoirs, are not the types of books I read normally: I think I have read about a handful in my entire life. I generally concentrate on fiction rather than fact, and visit worlds created by authors, not based on real places ...

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Review of The Living Years - Mike Rutherford

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A Quiet Life - somewhat regretted

Advantages: A very personal take on a life
Disadvantages: None

We come to books by many routes, some more serendipitous than others. Some we have no expectations of, some fail to live up to our expectations and some… some prove to be exactly what we'd hoped, when we deliberately decided that this was one to seek out ...

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Review of A Notable Woman - Jean Lucey Pratt

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