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Author Hilton, Lisa, 1974- author.

Title Elizabeth : Renaissance prince / Lisa Hilton. [Axis 360 electronic resource]

Edition Unabridged.
Publication Info. [Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (1 audio file)
Playing Time 140000
Description digital rda
audio file CD audio rda
Summary A new biographical portrait that casts the queen as she saw herself-not as an exceptional woman, but as an exceptional rulerQueen Elizabeth I was all too happy to play on courtly conventions of gender when it suited her "weak and feeble woman's body" to do so for political gain. But in Elizabeth, historian Lisa Hilton offers ample evidence of why those famous words should not be taken at face value. With new research out of France, Italy, Russia, and Turkey, Hilton's fresh interpretation is of a queen who saw herself primarily as a Renaissance prince and used Machiavellian statecraft to secure that position. A decade since the last major biography, this Elizabeth breaks new ground and depicts a queen who was much less constrained by her femininity than most treatments claim. For readers of David Starkey and Alison Weir, it will provide a new, complex perspective on Elizabeth's emotional and sexual life. It's a fascinating journey that shows how a marginalized, newly crowned queen, whose European contemporaries considered her to be the illegitimate ruler of a pariah nation, ultimately adapted to become England's first recognizably modern head of state.
Note Downloadable audio file.
System Details Requires Axis 360 app.
Performer Read by Kelly Birch.
Summary Draws on new research on the life of Elizabeth I as a ruler who saw herself as a Renaissance prince, and describes how she used Machiavellian statecraft to transform herself from a marginalized queen to England's first modern head of state.
Subject Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603.
Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469-1527 -- Influence.
Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603. (OCoLC)fst00039609
Machiavelli, Niccolò, 1469-1527. (OCoLC)fst00029240
Chronological Term 1558-1603
Subject Queens -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.) (OCoLC)fst00972484
Queens. (OCoLC)fst01085637
Great Britain -- History -- Elizabeth, 1558-1603.
Great Britain. (OCoLC)fst01204623
Genre Audiobooks.
Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
Added Author Birch, Kelly, narrator.
Other Form: Electronic reproduction of (manifestation): Hilton, Lisa, 1974- Elizabeth : Renaissance prince [Ashland, Oregon] : Blackstone Audio, Inc., [2015] 9781504673143 9781504673129 (NjBwBT)bl2016016052 (OCoLC)919481200
ISBN 9781504673242 : $59.95
1504673247 : $59.95
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