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Queen of This Realm In this memoir by Elizabeth I legendary historical novelist Jean Plaidy reveals the Virgin Queen as she truly was the bewildered motherless child of an all powerful father a captive in the Tower of

  • Title: Queen of This Realm
  • Author: Jean Plaidy
  • ISBN: 9780449209790
  • Page: 465
  • Format: Mass Market Paperback
  • In this memoir by Elizabeth I, legendary historical novelist Jean Plaidy reveals the Virgin Queen as she truly was the bewildered, motherless child of an all powerful father a captive in the Tower of London a shrewd politician a lover of the arts and eventually, an icon of an era It is the story of her improbable rise to power and the great triumphs of her reign tIn this memoir by Elizabeth I, legendary historical novelist Jean Plaidy reveals the Virgin Queen as she truly was the bewildered, motherless child of an all powerful father a captive in the Tower of London a shrewd politician a lover of the arts and eventually, an icon of an era It is the story of her improbable rise to power and the great triumphs of her reign the end of religious bloodshed, the settling of the New World, the defeat of the Spanish Armada Brilliantly clever, a scholar with a ready wit, she was also vain, bold, and unpredictable, a queen who commanded and won absolute loyalty from those around her.But in these pages, in her own voice, Elizabeth also recounts the emotional turmoil of her life the loneliness of power the heartbreak of her lifelong love affair with Robert Dudley, whom she could never marry and the terrible guilt of ordering the execution of her cousin, Mary, Queen of Scots In this unforgettable novel, Elizabeth emerges as one of the most fascinating and controversial women in history, and as England s greatest monarch.From the Trade Paperback edition.

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    1. When I was invited to write a review about a book by Jane Plaidy, I readily accepted. I had heard so much about the author but never really had the chance to read any of her works. Queen of this Realm seemed like a good choice for this first experience, since the charismatic Elizabeth I, queen of England is one of my favorite historic figures.The book opens with Elizabeth’s troubled childhood. Daughter of the all powerful Henri VIII and the attractive Anne Boleyn, who was executed when Elizabe [...]

    2. Tenía altas expectativas sobre este libro, además de que lo compré porque adoro la historia de la reina Isabel I. Podría decirse que me gustó mucho pero no fue la gran revelación.Tuvo un comienzo muy prometedor, la prosa era fluida, rica en descripción y agradable. Me encantó que nos presentara a una Isabel en las diferentes etapas de su vida y los diferentes personajes que van apareciendo en ella. Por lo mismo de que hay muchos personajes, cuesta trabajo seguir el paso al principio pero [...]

    3. The best word I can think to describe this book is tedious. Elizabeth I is a very interesting person and her life story should not have been all about her relationship with men. I found no strength of character and she appeared to be a ding-bat teen in her emotional relationships up until her death. Elizabeth speaks of her beloved Robert endlessly. Which might be ok except she says the same thing page after page"I could almost marry him todaybut I can't". And she also goes on and on about how sh [...]

    4. Enjoyed reading this book.Read like a memoir.Seems fairly historically accurate. The only thing I questioned was her and Robert’s relationship as I found the he was the focus of the book instead of her reign.Would be interested in reading other books from this series and the others that Plaidy has written.

    5. 3.75 stars. This one is about Elizabeth I. This is only the second Plaidy I’ve read, but it seems that they are very detailed. Which is very interesting, but at times I found it a little long (which is why I didn't give it the full 4 stars). Sometimes it’s hard to think that the book is fiction. Obviously, with the dialogue and such, it is, but I’m thinking that most of what she describes actually did happen, and Plaidy doesn’t seem to play up the rumours. They are mentioned, but in the [...]

    6. I would rank this book as five star as a historical book, but as three star for general reading pleasure. There were quite a few instances when incidents were reported repeatedly as background to new events - too often and too many. It seemed almost as if many chapters were meant to be free-standing stories.The material was very accurate and the whole of Elizabeth's life as an adult reported very well.

    7. I have read other books by Plaidy but they were not this tedious. She managed to reduce this powerful, fascinating woman down to just her idolatry of men. I am sure that factored into her reign, but I didn't need almost 600 pages on it to the exclusion of her policies and masterful leadership.

    8. This is another one of those times I REALLY wish that had a 1/2 star rating. I would give this a solid 3 1/2. Mainly because of the ending. This book could really only be considered fiction because Plaidy gets inside of Elizabeth's head. She doesn't from the first person POV and, of course, we could never really know what was going on in Elizabeth's head so it has to be fiction. I'm sure a lot of the conversation are interpretative, but I bet they're pretty close to what was said.Plaity did her [...]

    9. I thoroughly enjoyed this novel and my introduction to Jean Plaidy This is the first novel of hers that I have read and it WON'T be the last she details the Virgin Queen's story extremely well in this novel, it is very easy to read and extremely hard to put down the facts wrapped in fiction are incredible and it shows how brave and intelligent Elizabeth was at several dangerous and perilous points in her ascension to the throne and during her rein it also details well the strong bonds she had wi [...]

    10. This book is a fascinating look at England royalty in the mid to late 1500's. There are so many lessons about life in this period of time and more than 500 years later some things have not changed. Queen Elizabeth I had a unique take on life and her role. As the daughter of Ann Boeyln (who was executed when Elizabeth was 3 yrs old), Elizabeth education and experiences would define her beliefs of a would be Queen. She held to this beliefs when she went to the throne at 25 years old and ruled 44 y [...]

    11. Encontré más interesante y entretenido el libro de Maria Tudor. He sido fanática de Isabel I por sus logros como reina, pero principalmente como mujer. Al inicio la novela comenzó muy bien, pero conforme continuaba hubo un momento en que se volvió tedioso, pues la escritora se centró en las pasiones y vanidad de la reina. Me hubiera gustado leer más sobre todas las glorias que tuvo "edad de oro" y no leer tanto de sus amores platónicos.

    12. Perhaps these Elizabethan/Victorian/period novels that follow the lives of royal and other figures are not my cup of tea, but I have to say this is the second time I've been left feeling a little less than impressed. This story is good, for what it is. I just wasn't thrilled with it. Jean Plaidy's writing is nice, and compared to Carolly Erickson's random jumps into kitschy Harlequin moments, she's a breath of fresh air. But my biggest qualm is with her portrayal of Elizabeth. The book is obviou [...]

    13. Buchrücken: Sie war eine der rätselhaftesten und faszinierendsten Frauen: Elisabeth I Englands große Königin. Aber die Tochter Heinrichs VIII. und der unglücklichen Anne Boleyn weiß schon in jungen Jahren, dass sie sich nie von einem Mann beherrschen lassen wird - bis sie sich in Robert Dudley verliebt, den zu heiraten ihr die Staatsräson verbietet. Er war die einzige Leidenschaft ihres Lebens. Als Königin darf Elisabeth von der Liebe nur träumenInhalt:Elisabeth I geliebt, gehasst, verr [...]

    14. Inhalt:Elisabeth I geliebt, gehasst, verraten Als 2 Tochter Heinrichs VIII. war sie nichts viel wert. Ein Sohn musste her, dafür heiratete Heinrich VIII. 6 Ehefrauen, und eine gebar ihm den gewünschten Sohn. Mit 3 Jahren als illegetim erklärt, mit 25 geliebte Königin Englands. 45 Jahre hat sie als Alleinregendin auf dem Thron Englands gesessen. Ihr leben Lang hat Elisabeth nur eine Liebe gehabt, Robert Dudley, den sie niemals heiraten darf. Elisabeth schafft es während ihrer Regendschaft, d [...]

    15. Queen Elizabeth I is one of my favorite historical figures, and this book did an excellent job of chronicling her life from childhood to just before her death. The novel was clearly well researched, highlighting the most important people and events of her life and reign, and because it was told from the first person perspective, I think it gave the reader more sympathy and understanding of her character. My only issue with the novel was that there was a great deal of repetition given in the Quee [...]

    16. "You can't control an independent heart."--Sting.In the case of Queen Elizabeth I, it's absolutely true.Queen Liz has beeen the subject of non-fiction books, fictional works, a mystery series and some very popular movies, two of which showcase the ravishing Cate Blanchett as her Majesty. But I think Queen of this Realm by Lady Jean Plaidy takes us more into her heart and shows us the woman behind the crown 'cos it tells the story from her perspective as if she's writing her own auto-bio. It's an [...]

    17. One of my all-time fave books on Liz 1st. I also devour anything Philippa Gregory churns out. I dare say, I loved this one better than the Gregory The Virgin Queen.sp!Yes, it is FICTIONhistorical fiction. It took me a couple of chapters to get into it after reading Gregory, but it was oh so worth it.I LOVE Elizabeth, so almost anything I get my hands on about her, I usually love, so take it with a grain of salt.I found this book on a dollar pile (!) at the flea market. Jean Plaidy also had some [...]

    18. Really enjoyed this book. Jean Plaidy managed to capture the character of Elizabeth I exactly how I would imagine it. The voice Jean Plaidy gave her really made me believe in the decisions that Elizabeth I made, such as her decision to remain the Virgin Queen and refuse all marriage. Yet her narration shows her strengths and weaknesses and her incredible self-awareness of them, and her true character. Her adoration of certain young men and her admitting she knows it is truly her power and positi [...]

    19. I don't know why I haven't reviewed this novel, but here is my review now (of what I remember).This is one of my favourite novels by Jean Plaidy. Elizabeth I was such a complex and intriguing woman to characterise her was a challenge Plaidy took upon herself. She did a brilliant job, exploring her relationship with Thomas Seymour and his wife, her stepmother Katherine Parr, her relationship with Robert Dudley, the man she wanted to marry but would not, even for him, fore sake her crown. And then [...]

    20. I did not like the beginning of this fictional retelling of the life of Elizabeth I in her own voice. Mostly because of the realistic idiotic girl tone to it in which she primps and giggles with her servants when she's not slapping them for angering her. Luckily she grows out of it and really on the whole you'd be better off finding a good biography because that's basically how this mammoth undertaking reads, as a brief readthrough of events in the life of Queen Elizabeth I year by year. I appla [...]

    21. Historical fiction at its best. Jean Plaidy (who is also about ten other people, including Victoria Holt, Queen of the Governess Gothic) not only writes great dialog and interesting plot but actually does her research. This is a top-notch example of how engrossing real history can be -- a bit stilted, perhaps, for those accustomed to the lusty nekkidness of The Tudors or the teen-angst soap-opera that is Reign, but if you prefer your history accurate rather than spicy, you'll be most pleased.

    22. I thought this was an excellent historical romance. I love reading about Queen Elizabeth I and thought this book was a wonderful story, partially including real history, but also always touching on the missed romances that Elizabeth had through out her reign. I like the way that Jean Plaidy writes. Her written voice is easy to follow, exciting, and educating. She includes not only the romance realm, but also insight into the politics of her reign and never-ending fight for her crown by usurpers, [...]

    23. This is my least favorite of Plaidy’s novels. It might just be due to the fact that I’ve read so many novels and histories about Elizabeth I that any others I read need to be truly magnificent so that they stand out from the crowd. This novel is par for the course for Plaidy- an extensive re-telling of the life of one of history’s most popular figures.It just didn’t do anything for me. I thought maybe I was getting sick of Plaidy because I’ve been reading so much of her lately, but the [...]

    24. I started out to read Elizabeth I by Margaret George, but when I learned that it began with the Spanish Armada, I decided to read Jean Plaidy's Queen of the Realm instead. I had read one other of Plaidy's Tudor Queen series, so I was familiar with her style.I enjoyed the book, but toward the end was growing tired of Elizbeth's endless admissions of her own vanity (the book is written in the first person). I wonder if the real Elizabeth would have ever admitted to such.I found the book enjoyable [...]

    25. I do love Plaidy's historical fiction - she puts so much life into her stories. This is not to mention that her research is much more accurate than some popular authors I will not name.Queen of This Realm goes as far back as "Elizabeth" can remember in her life, the first memory being of her mother desperately trying to get the king to acknowledge her, just days before Anne's execution. As it follows along on the road of her life, you get a sense of the human behind the legendary title. She real [...]

    26. It took forever to read the book! I think it did a good job of describing Elizabeth and guessing at her motives and behavior. However, it was very dry. She's not a nice person at all, but considering what a psychopath her father was and her mother being murdered by him -- that wound explain some of her behavior. Royals in general were rather selfish in their belief that they were so superior to others, but at least she heard wise people around her and sometimes she actually exercised true wisdom [...]

    27. So far, I am finding the book pretty readabled it is not always easy for me to get through a book about Elizabeth. Phillipa Gregory is probably the only author who has written a book about her that I've been able to finish.While Plaidy is not as juicy a writer as Gregory, I find her books easy to read and educational (with a grain of historical fiction salt). From the recent publications of her Queens series, I've worked my way down from Eleanor of Acquitaine in chronological order. All of her h [...]

    28. Like the final line from "There will be blood" I'M FINISHED!!!!It makes me said to admit that it took me forever to read one of my favorite author's books. There was just so many other books that I had to read because they came in as holds. Now, I do own this one; so perhaps that is why I said alotlet me just come back to thi later.The detail the toneways spot on with Jean Plaidy. She doesn't dive into the hype of Elizabeth falling into bed with Robert was a love affair of the soul with ALL her [...]

    29. I do love Plaidy's historical fiction - she puts so much life into her stories. This is not to mention that her research is much more accurate than some popular authors I will not name.Queen of This Realm goes as far back as "Elizabeth" can remember in her life, the first memory being of her mother desperately trying to get the king to acknowledge her, just days before Anne's execution. As it follows along on the road of her life, you get a sense of the human behind the legendary title. She real [...]

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