Frequently Asked Questions
8. Which books on the life of Queen Elizabeth I do you recommend?
I recommend the following biographies:
David Starkey, Elizabeth
Alison Weir, Elizabeth the Queen
Anne Somerset, Elizabeth I
Wallace MacCaffrey, Elizabeth I
Jasper Ridley, Elizabeth I
Elizabeth Jenkins, Elizabeth the Great
I also recommend the series of books written by Alison Plowden. These have recently been republished.
Novels are also a great way of bringing history to life, especially if they are well researched and written. I recommend the following novels on the life of Queen Elizabeth I:
Rosalind Miles, I, Elizabeth
Susan Kay, Legacy
Jean Plaidy, Queen of this Realm