Good insight into Elizabeth's personality, of those around her, and general background
Less harmonious were Elizabeth's dealings with the sisters of the tragic nine-day-Queen, Lady Jane Grey, particularly Lady Mary, who proved a thorn in the Queen's side for much of her short life. As the author says, to be born a woman of royal blood in the 16th century was often a curse. It certaunly was for the deluded Arbella Stuart, who was seen as a possible future sovereign, and spent much of her life in captivity as she was regarded ..."
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