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by Rosalind Miles

  • ISBN: 0330309773
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Rosalind Miles
  • Subcategory: Genre Fiction
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: McMillin Pub Llc; Reprint edition (December 1, 1994)
  • Pages: 720 pages
  • FB2 size: 1264 kb
  • EPUB size: 1643 kb
  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 887
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is a well-known and critically acclaimed English novelist, essayist, and broadcaster. This book made Elizabeth I real

is a well-known and critically acclaimed English novelist, essayist, and broadcaster. Her novels, which include the Guenevere trilogy and the Tristan and Isolde trilogy, have been international bestsellers. You can visit her at ww. osalind. This book made Elizabeth I real. Not only did she come alive, but the other players during her reign became more 3 dimensional. Bloody Mary" and Mary Queen of Scots were rather one dimensional because this book was of course a platform for the true queen, Elizabeth, and I appreciate that not-so-subtle technique.

Rosalind Miles is an author born and raised in England and now living in both Los Angeles and Kent, England. She has written both works of fiction and non-fiction. As a child, Miles suffered from polio, and had to undergo several months of treatment. After being accepted to a junior women's college, Miles acquired a working knowledge of Latin and Greek, along with developing her life-long love of Shakespeare. At seventeen, she was promoted to St. Hilda's College, Oxford where she studied English literature, Anglo-Saxon, Middle English, Latin and French.

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Rosalind Miles is a well-known and critically acclaimed English novelist, essayist, and broadcaster. Her novels, including Guenevere, Queen of the Summer Country and The Knight of the Sacred Lake, the preceding volumes of the Guenevere Trilogy, have been international bestseller. .

Rosalind Miles is a well-known and critically acclaimed English novelist, essayist, and broadcaster.More about Rosalind Miles. About Rosalind Miles. Rosalind Miles is a well-known and critically acclaimed English novelist, essayist, and broadcaster.

History sees her as a powerful ruler. This novel recreates the memoir Elizabeth herself might have written, revealing the true responses, fears and passions that as queen she was never able to display. Format Paperback 720 pages.

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A spellbinding novel about Elizabeth I from the internationally bestselling author of the Guenevere and Tristan and Isolde trilogies. Publicly declared a bastard at the age of three, daughter of a disgraced and executed mother, last in the line of succession to the throne of England, Elizabeth I inherited an England ravaged by bloody religious conflict, at war with Spain and France, and badly in debt.

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I, Elizabeth: A Novel. Rosalind Miles Now in this spellbinding novel, Rosalind Miles brings to life the woman . I am not a fan of this book. It shows Queen Elizabeth to be a selfish, spoiled, sensual mess

I, Elizabeth: A Novel. Now in this spellbinding novel, Rosalind Miles brings to life the woman behind the myth. By turns imperious, brilliant, calculating, vain, and witty, this is the Elizabeth the world never knew. From the days of her brutal father, Henry VIII, to her final dying moments, Elizabeth tells her story in her own words. It shows Queen Elizabeth to be a selfish, spoiled, sensual mess. She is constantly in LOVE with someone and her entire life hinges on the constant turning to and fro and.

Her court knew her as capricious, veering from flirtatiousness to tyranny. History sees her as a powerful ruler. This novel recreates the memoir Elizabeth herself might have written, revealing the true responses, fears and passions that as queen she was never able to display.
Reviews about I, Elizabeth (7):
Trash Obsession
Loved this "inside out" view of Elizabeth. Much has been written about this key historical figure and I have read most of it, and watched the dramatizations by the BBC and Hollywood. I confess to being an Anglophile and Elizabeth fan, but I was thrilled by Miles' version of this heroic Queen's inner life and passions, particularly those around Dudley and Devereaux. The English are a people no less murderous than any other, and no English monarch of that time could ever feel secure, especially as England was hemmed in by murderous enemies France, Ireland, and Scotland. Her key insight, drawn from observing her predecessors, was that for her welfare, and England's, "there be but one mistress and no master." She had a normal woman's sexual passions but refused to be valued primarily for her female reproductive capacity. She was smart enough to run the country, and she knew it. She inspired loyalty, chose good advisers and listened to them, and made the sacrifices that had to be made. And despite not producing an heir of her own body (as chancy for the nation as any other proposition, we know from the various wars and child-murders and premature natural deaths among her predecessors, not to mention the risks of childbirth to herself), the Stuart succession went fairly peacefully for a good long while, even though James I was the son of Elizabeth's foolish cousin and death-to-Elizabeth plotter Mary Queen of Scots.
Marilace
Elizabeth is not a stick historical character in this book. She is a woman, a real woman, who was thrust into history with problems she had little control over. She had to think of what was good for her country rather than herself. Even though she had multiple worries and even fears for her life, at times, I got tired of her complaints. She was constantly on guard even in the pleasures of court life. Dare she dance too much with one man? She was always surrounded by political gossip and intrigue. She had to be on guard about what she said, and who heard her say it. I was glad I was born born a commoner when the book ended.
Hatе&love
The book is written as a series of diaries of Elizabeth I, beginning with her as a child of about 9 years old and continuing through her reign. She is portrayed sympathetically, but comes off as somewhat of a fool when it comes to certain relationships with men. When she doesn't know what else to do, the author has her crying and weeping hysterically. I doubt whether the real Elizabeth carried on this way. It's a good read with interesting historical perspectives.
Kefym
This book was excellent. I would've given this book 5 stars, but I am a hard grader. This book made Elizabeth I real. Not only did she come alive, but the other players during her reign became more 3 dimensional. "Bloody Mary" and Mary Queen of Scots were rather one dimensional because this book was of course a platform for the true queen, Elizabeth, and I appreciate that not-so-subtle technique. Not to give too much away, there were a few scenes in the book that really challenged my beliefs on how Elizabeth ran her life and kingdom. There was a lot of preoccupation with men and love, but it did not distract from the story too much. At some points, I had to put the book down and shake my head at some of the preoccuptions with certain men. Anyway, this is a great book and an amazingly quick read for a thick book.
Anarus
Ms Miles does an excellent job of expressing the possible mind set of the Virgin Queen. The wardrobe and formality of the times were attention getters and characters aptly described. I read her work night after night enthusiastically and was disappointed when it ended.
Flower
This novel explores the personal side of Queen Elizabeth. I became more familiar with the beloved men in her life, especially Robert Dudley. It was sad that they were not allowed their love to come to full blossom. On the other hand her love for Essex was more for her vanity. Essex also had more personal advancements in mind in his relationship with Queen Elizabeth.
Anayalore
I have to agree with the reviewer (Delamaine?) I have about 70 pages left, which is the only reason I will finish this book. And I am in no hurry. I was expecting something with a lot more insight into how England's greatest monarch faced all her challenges. Instead most of the book harped on her relationship with Robert Dudley. It came across as a simpering romance. There were some interesting moments about Robert Cecil, the brains behind the thrown. The next time I want to read and learn about a historical figure, I will stick to history writers and away from fiction.
So far, I am enjoying the read. Historic fiction is one of my favorite genres, and this story being rolled out in first person makes this story of Elizabeth I intriguing for me. I couldn't give it five stars yet because I'm not finished with the book. When I am, I'll come back, rate it again, and write a more thorough review.

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