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ROBERT STEPHEN PARRY


Historical Fiction

Home Belle Époque Georgian & Victorian Tudor & Elizabethan About Other Pages
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Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (June 2, 2014)

ISBN-10: 1499355599  Paperback: 132 pages

eBook available on Kindle, Nook and iTunes

Elizabeth, the Virgin Queen & the Men who Loved Her

The Elizabethan golden age was peopled by a court of flamboyant and devoted men - each one unique, ambitious and talented. At its centre was a woman, Elizabeth, the Tudor princess who succeeded to the throne of England in 1558 and who vowed to her Parliament to remain unwed and a Virgin Queen for the rest of her life.

How did such a diverse group of red-blooded men view their ‘Gloriana?’ What were their aims and intentions? What were their dreams? And just how did Elizabeth manage to control and manipulate them?

A unique blend of fact and fiction brings the Elizabethan court and its inhabitants to life in an evocative collection of biographical sketches that will inform and entertain in equal measure.

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Elizabeth I - fact and fantasy. Biographical sketches and a fictional memoir

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“Parry’s ability to effortlessly cocoon fact with a story, within another story, while not compromising on the integrity of the work, will not fail to impress.”

Natalie Grueninger, On the Tudor Trail

“Concise, understandable without being simplistic and enormously entertaining.”

Kirsty Stonell Walker, writer and historian

“A great resource for those looking for a short but informative read with an unusual twist.”

Arleigh Johnson, historical-fiction.com

“Unique and sumptuous.”

Bridgett Trejo, author and Tudor blogger

“If you’re new to the Elizabethan period, this book can be a great starting point for learning more about court life, and the central courtiers who surrounded the legendary Queen.”

Samanthaimperiatrix from Today in Dead Royalty

“What I loved about the book was the air of mystery, combined with the light-hearted style. It really is a history book with a difference.”

Claire Ridgway, Tudor Book Reviews


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For an extensive page of reading notes for this novel CLICK HERE

(Warning: contains spoilers)

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Elizabeth and some of her Courtiers