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The book is a fantastic biography that captures an amazing amount of nuance to her character. I was drawn to the subject after watching HBO's superb miniseries on Elizabeth. Listening to the interviews after the film, I was left with the impression that they had cut a lot of corners, historically speaking. However, after reading this work, I was left with the conclusions that HBO's sins were only those of ommission. They give short shrift to a number of Elizabeth's pets. But, even Sommerset's work pays more attention to Leister and Essex. Even when Elizabeth's motivates and moods seem less than noble, you cannot help admiring the cunning of this woman. She took a country on the verge of collapse -- a European backwater -- and transformed it into one of the most significant countries in Europe, and its most important maritime power. All the while, she also was dealing with dangers from Puritans and Catholics, Scotts and Spaniards, the Netherlands and Ireland. It is an amazing political symphony conducted with such a deft hand, its hard to imagine anyone else pulling it off. Sommerset's prose is engrossing and even though this tomb is think, I enjoyed it from word one. B&N had this out at clearance for $5. If you have any interest in the period, I highly recommend you grab a copy.

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