Elizabeth I is perhaps England’s most famous monarch. Born in 1533, the product of the doomed marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth was heir to her father’s title, then disinherited and finally imprisoned by her half-sister Mary. But in 1558, on Mary’s death, she ascended the throne and reigned for 45 years. Respected by her subjects and idolised by subsequent generations, Gloriana was fiercely devoted to her country and its people.
Slight discolouration to cloth-bound cover – Otherwise in good condition in view of age (1971)