Thank you! A portrait of England's Queen Bess , which, despite its author's considerable storytelling skills, fails to demonstrate that she was central to England's ""golden age""--and fails to explain her character plausibly. Hibbert The Days of the French Revolution, ; Rome, ; The American Revolution Through British Eyes, knows how to pace a narrative with wellchosen anecdotes and details that deftly summarize major figures e. He portrays both the public and private monarch in representative moments: riding horses, facing down Parliament and Spanish ambassadors, poring over finances, or speaking eloquently of her love for her subjects.
Book review: “The Virgin Queen: Elizabeth I, Genius of the Golden Age” by Christopher Hibbert
Sign up for LibraryThing to find out whether you'll like this book. Moreover, the author does not appear engaged with the source material, sometimes relying on long quotes and later poems written about Elizabeth than actually analyzing primary sources. Fortunately other biographies exist for this much-studied English queen. Overall, it was okay. I appreciate any work about Elizabeth that informs us about more than just her love life and struggle to stay on the throne.