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116. Elizabeth, Captive Princess by Margaret Irwin...

September 28, 2010
elizabeth, captive princessTitle: Elizabeth, Captive Princess
Author: Margaret Irwin
ISBN-13: 9781402229978
ARC: 323 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc., 2010
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drey's thoughts:
Queen Elizabeth has always fascinated me, and when Sourcebooks offered up Elizabeth, Captive Princess for review, I jumped at it. After all, I did like Young Bess.

Elizabeth's half-brother Edward is King, and has been sickly. When she is summoned to his sick-bed, she instead pleads illness and refuses to make the journey, certain that he is already dead and she may be riding into a trap. Such is the auspicious start to this next novel in Margaret Irwin's trilogy on Queen Elizabeth, which covers the period from Edward's death to Mary's ascension to the throne and marriage to Philip of Spain.

I have never quite grasped all of the nicknames for the people revolving around Elizabeth, and had to actively remember who is whom. Luckily for me, this did not detract from my enjoyment of the book. Fans of historical fiction and Queen Elizabeth should pick this one up--as well as Young Bess, if you haven't read that yet.

drey's rating: 3.5/5 Very Good

Challenges: 100+, Pub


bermudaonion said...

I bet my mother would adore this book. Sounds like it would make a good Christmas present for her.

justpeachy36 said...

Elizabeth is one of my favorite historical characters as well. This looks like a fantastic book...

Great review!

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