Elizabeth the Great - Study Guide Introduction Summary & Analysis

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The author's intention was to collect interesting personal information about Queen Elizabeth I. This point of view makes the book's shape irregular with important events briefly mentioned and minor ones detailed, since other historians have published books about the important people and events.

The author writes about the life of Queen Elizabeth I, daughter of Henry VIII, from Elizabeth's perspective, without explaining the importance of historical events. Elizabeth lived during the time of the Reformation when England broke away from the Catholic Church and the Pope's authority. Catholicism does not recognize civil or courtroom divorce. As is typical of history books written in the 1950s, the author cites numerous names, places, dates and events. The author is inconsistent in her use of names for the same person, making the book difficult to understand at times. She also introduces characters without explaining who they are or...

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