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Queen Elizabeth Penny - The Real Elizabeth: An Intimate Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II
The Real Elizabeth: An Intimate Portrait of Queen Elizabeth

Queen Elizabeth Penny

A surprising and very personal biography of a woman who may be the world's last great queen, published to coincide with the sixtieth anniversary of her reignElizabeth II, one of England's longest-reigning monarchs, is an enigma. In public, she confines herself to optimistic pieties and guarded smiles; in private, she is wry, funny, and an excellent mimic. Now, for the first time, one of Britain's leading journalists and historians gets behind the mask and tells us the fascinating story of the real Elizabeth.Born shortly before the Depression, Elizabeth grew up during World War II and became queen because of the shocking abdication of her uncle and the early death of her father. Only twenty-five when she ascended to the throne, she has been at the apex of the British state for nearly six decades. She has entertained and known numerous world leaders, including every U.S. president since Harry Truman. Brought up to regard family values as sacred, she has seen all but one of her children divorce; her heir, Prince Charles, conduct an adulterous affair before Princess Diana's death; and a steady stream of family secrets poured into the open. Yet she has never failed to carry out her duties, and she has never said a word about any of the troubles she has endured.Andrew Marr, who enjoys ...

  • ASIN: 1250022843
Queen Elizabeth Penny - Queen's Ransom: A Mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's Court Featuring Ursula Blanchard (Ursula Blanchard Mysteries (Paperback))
Queen's Ransom: A Mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's Court Featuring Ursula Blanchard (Ursula Blanchard Mysteries

Queen Elizabeth Penny

By the Queen's command, she carried a letter that could alter the course of history -- or eclipse her own future.... Eager for a respite from her role as handmaiden to Queen Elizabeth I, Ursula Blanchard agrees to travel to France to help her first husband's father bring his young ward home to England. But duty soon calls. Fearing that the pro-Catholic forces threatening to tear France asunder will spread to Protestant England, the Queen instructs Ursula to deliver a secret letter personally to Catherine de Médicis, offering to mediate the crisis. Not only will the perilous journey separate Ursula from her young daughter, it will bring her closer to a man she can neither trust nor forget -- her estranged second husband, Matthew de la Roche, avowed Catholic and enemy of Elizabeth. As it becomes clear that someone seeks to thwart her mission, she realizes she can trust no one but herself, and that only she can uncover the truth hidden in the shadows of treason, greed, and desire that darken her way.

  • ASIN: 0743489098
Queen Elizabeth Penny - The Doublet Affair: An Ursula Blanchard Mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's Court
The Doublet Affair: An Ursula Blanchard Mystery at Queen Elizabeth I's

Queen Elizabeth Penny

A tantalizing re-creation of Elizabethan life and manners told with intelligence and wit," raved Library Journal upon the publication of To Shield the Queen, the volume that introduced twenty-six-year-old Ursula Blanchard, Lady of the Presence Chamber to Queen Elizabeth I, and one of the most entrancing mystery heroines to come along in many a season.Young Ursula knows it can be treacherous easing herself into the petty foibles at court, but now, having once saved the Virgin Queen from political disaster, she faces an even greater challenge. Sortie of Ursula's old acquaintances may be plotting to overthrow Elizabeth in favor of Mary, Queen of Scots, and the re-establishment of the Catholic faith. Ardent, some would say fanatical, believers will stop at nothing -- smuggling, counterfeiting, civil war, perhaps murder -- to further their cause. One of Elizabeth's spies is already dead and the clues to his death point in a troubling direction.Most disturbing to Ursula is whether her old friends Ann and Leonard Mason could be mixed up in a treasonous plot against the Queen. There have been rumors that all is not as it should be with the Masons.Secretary of state Sir William Cecil needs his own spy in the Mason home and Ursula is the obvious choice, She knows the family, she can justif...

  • Brand: Brand: Scribner
  • ASIN: 074348908X
Queen Elizabeth Penny - The Queen's Bed: An Intimate History of Elizabeth's Court
The Queen's Bed: An Intimate History of Elizabeth's

Queen Elizabeth Penny

From the private world of a beloved English queen, a story of intimacy, royalty, espionage, rumor, and subterfugeQueen Elizabeth I acceded to the throne in 1558, restoring the Protestant faith to England. At the heart of the new queen's court lay her bedchamber, closely guarded by the favored women who helped her dress, looked after her jewels, and shared her bed. Elizabeth's private life was of public concern. Her bedfellows were witnesses to the face and body beneath the makeup and raiment, as well as to rumored dalliances with such figures as Earl Robert Dudley. Their presence was for security as well as propriety, as the kingdom was haunted by fears of assassination plots and other Catholic stratagems. Such was the significance of the queen's body: it represented the very British state itself. In The Queen's Bed, the historian Anna Whitelock offers a revealing look at the Elizabethan court and the politics of intimacy. She dramatically reconstructs, for the first time, the queen's quarters and the women who patrolled them. It is a story of sex, gossip, conspiracy, and intrigue brought to life amid the colors, textures, smells, and routines of the royal court. The women who attended the queen held the truth about her health, chastity, and fertility. They were her friends, conf...

  • ASIN: 0374239789
  • UPC: 884900191460
Queen Elizabeth Penny - The Firm: The Troubled Life of the House of Windsor
The Firm: The Troubled Life of the House of

Queen Elizabeth Penny

It would be hard to invent a group of personalities more extraordinary than the British Royal Family – known as 'The Firm' by Prince Philip. With an eye on the past, present and future, this book takes a look at how the family really operates and reveals how they behave behind closed doors.This ebook is made from the 2009 edition.With showbiz stars and sporting celebrities now attracting the adulation once afforded to royalty, The Firm questions what monarchy is for.Is it a hangover from the past, an expensive anachronism, a relic of a bygone age of deference and hierarchy, or is it an important and relevant part of Britain in the 21st century – something that gives stability and continuity to the country, and richness and glamour to our national life in ways that a republic never could? If so, do the media mock, hound and criticize the Royal Family at their peril? Has Prince Charles sacrificed the throne for love? Could Prince William decide that the long lenses and the scrutiny of his private life is too high a price to pay?Penny will also look at how the dynamics of the royal household have changed over the last year and what repercussions these changes will have. Whilst in the hardback edition Penny Junor was able to discuss the implications of Charles and Camilla's marri...

  • ASIN: B00HY5EYZ6
Queen Elizabeth Penny - 1986 UK Queen Elizabeth II Penny Good
1986 UK Queen Elizabeth II Penny

Queen Elizabeth Penny

England Queen Elizabeth II - 1986 British One Penny Coin

  • ASIN: B015P3Z0JC
Queen Elizabeth Penny - Prince Harry: Brother, Soldier, Son
Prince Harry: Brother, Soldier,

Queen Elizabeth Penny

The authoritative biography of Prince Harry by noted royal family biographer Penny Junor, author of Prince William: The Man Who Will Be King and The Firm: The Troubled Life of the House of Windsor. Prince Harry, one of the most popular members of the British royal family, has had a colorful life. After losing his mother at 12 years old, he spent his teenage years making questionable choices under intense international media scrutiny, becoming known for his mischevious grin, shock of red hair, and the occassional not-so-royal indiscretion. As he's grown, he has distinguished himself through military service, flying helicopters for the RAF. He served in Afghanistan and continues to devote himself to his military career. He also follows in his mother's footsteps with charity work--he is the founder of Sentebale, a charity to help orphans in Lesotho, and works with many other charitable organziations to help young people in society and to conserve natural resources. As he reaches his thirtieth birthday, Prince Harry is proving himself a prince of the people. With unprecedented access to the most important figures in his life, Penny Junor is able get the truth about who this mercurial and fascinating royal son really is. A modern biography of a modern prince, this book offers an insid...

  • ASIN: 1455549835
Queen Elizabeth Penny - LIFE The Royals: An Illustrated History of Monarchy - from Yesterday to Today
LIFE The Royals: An Illustrated History of Monarchy - from Yesterday to

Queen Elizabeth Penny

Includes official portraits by LIFE photographers as well as candid photos taken at the marriage of Prince Charles and Lady Diana, in a book that includes not just British royals like Queen Elizabeth II, Prince William and Prince Harry, but also Queen Noor of Jordan, the late Princess Grace of Monaco, the last queen of Hawaii and more.

  • Brand: Brand: Life
  • ASIN: 160320167X
Queen Elizabeth Penny - Queen Elizabeth II Half New Penny Coin Pendant w/21 Inch Goldtone Chain
Queen Elizabeth II Half New Penny Coin Pendant w/21 Inch Goldtone

Queen Elizabeth Penny

Queen Elizabeth II Half New Penny Coin PendantThe much-loved and respected reigning queen is now in her 66th year on the throne! Honor Her Majesty with this Victorian-inspired, simple yet elegant pendant. Open-shape symmetrical design is the framework for 4 glass pearls and 4 clusters of crystals, with a Great Britain half new penny bronze coin forming the center. The pendant hangs from a 21-inch goldtone chain with lobster-claw clasp. A Certificate of Authenticity is included.

  • Color: gold
  • Brand: UPM GLOBAL, LLC
  • ASIN: B07CNRZTNM
  • UPC: 842988161638

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