The First Elizabeth

  • by Carolly Erickson
  • Narrated by Antony Ferguson
  • 18 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In this remarkable biography, Carolly Erickson brings Elizabeth I to life and allows us to see her as a living, breathing, elegant, flirtatious, diplomatic, violent, arrogant, and outrageous woman who commands our attention, fascination, and awe.
With the special skill for which she is acclaimed, Carolly Erickson electrifies the senses as she evokes with total fidelity the brilliant colors of Elizabethan clothing and jewelry, the texture of tapestries, and even the close, perfumed air of castle rooms. Erickson demonstrates her extraordinary ability to discern and bring to life psychological and physical reality.

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Customer Reviews

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Well Researched Book

This is by far, the best book on Elizabeth 1, and when you finish it, you will be glad you chose this one book out of many available. You can love or hate Henry V111, but Anne produced the pick of the litter, that changed the face of the earth with beautiful Elizabeth.

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- JustBill

You may think you know Elizabeth

If you could sum up The First Elizabeth in three words, what would they be?

I thought I knew Elizabeth 1 of England but this book convinced me of how much more I did not know. An enjoyable, well researched book. NOTE: She is Elizabeth 1st of England

The United Kingdom did not exist during this period. Elizabeth 2nd is an error.

Yes, I am opinionated


What other book might you compare The First Elizabeth to and why?

Your favorite Tudor period biography.


Which character – as performed by Antony Ferguson – was your favorite?

Gives all of the human beings in this book interest and color.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I have listened several times


Any additional comments?

A pleasure, a bit like hot chocolate, its addictive.

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- Nora "12 n \\\\ Born and grew up in Scotland. No species of book I do not love. Favorite genre History, thrillers, biography, memoirs etc"

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-19-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios