I really enjoyed this book. I've read it a couple of times now. I like the presentation of Elizabeth and Mary's lives. Definitely a good read for those of you undecided who you prefer. This confirmed my view that Elizabeth dealt with the Crazy Mary situation as well as she could. No, not Crazy Mary. Unwise Mary. Rash Mary.
Queen Elizabeth I, daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn, was a controversial queen. She was viewed as a heretic by Catholics and as the virtuous, pragmatic Virgin Queen by Protestants. Under her, the break of the English Church from Rome was finalized.