Elizabeth I ruled England in defiance of convention, exercising supreme authority in a man's world. With courage, brilliance and style, she reigned for nearly 45 years. Anne Somerset's biography of this complex and gifted woman provides a portrait of her personal life and her career as leader.
To be reissued as part of the Phoenix Elizabeth 1 promotion - to coincide with the 400th anniversary of Elizabeth's death An exhibition marking the life and times of the Virgin Queen will appear at the National Maritime Museum in Greenwich between May 1 - September 14, 2003. The collection of personal items, paintings and other relics linked with the monarch is the largest ever assembled. 'I strongly recommend this book...the writing is a delight' Daily Telegraph 'The most balanced and impartial of all Elizabeth's biographers. An excellent book' Sunday Times
Anne Somerset was born in 1955 and educated in London, Gloucestershire and Kent. After reading History at King's College, London she worked as a research assistant for various historians. Anne Somerset is married and lives in London.