The Life of Elizabeth I

  • by Alison Weir
  • Narrated by Davina Porter
  • 23 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The New York Times best-selling author of The Six Wives of Henry VIII and The War of the Roses, historian Alison Weir crafts fascinating portraits of England’s infamous House of Tudor line. Here Weir focuses on Elizabeth I, also known as the Virgin Queen, who ascended to the throne at age 25 and never married, yet ruled for 44 years and steered England into its Golden Age.


What the Critics Say

“A riveting portrait of the queen and how the private woman won her public role.” ( Kirkus Reviews)


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Customer Reviews

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A captivating look at Englands first great Queen

A richly detailed look at Elizabeth I with fascinating insights in to the way she ruled, managed other princes, court factions and overcame the prejudices against a female monarch.

Although so far my favourite Alison Weir is her book on Lancaster and York, this is still a captivating listen.
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- Kindle Customer


I love Alison Weir, and this is the first book of hers which I have listened to on audible. I use it most when driving, running or even when trying to get to sleep
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- Gemma Thomson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-06-2012
  • Publisher: Recorded Books