Elizabeth I: The Shrewdness of Virtue

Jasper Ridley, Author Fromm International $16 (391p) ISBN 978-0-88064-110-4
The author views the Virgin Queen as a manipulator, frequently indecisive and mistaken in judgment, at considerable cost to England--but during her reign England became the mightiest country in the Western world. ``Ridley here broadens the reader's understanding of Elizabeth I as a woman who prevailed through `shrewdness,' '' observed PW. Photos. (May)
Reviewed on: 04/30/1989
Release date: 05/01/1989
Hardcover - 392 pages - 978-0-09-466370-1
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