Another good read
I have just finished The Vigin's Lover. I was rather shocked that Elizabeth was potrayed as a very insecure, nervous and dare I say a rather pathetic creature in this book. I have come to view Elizabeth as a very strong, ruthless but fair and caring ruler of this country so this book was a shock. A very good read all the same, and to be fair she could very well have been like this in her early years. I thought that William Cecil was a very caring and patient adviser to the young queen because there where times when I wanted to shout at her to stop being so weak, but he was able to work her insecurities into strengths. I thought Dudley was a controlling and self opinionated person and so glad that his plans did not come to fruition. I have read all this author's historical books, all but the Red Queen which I am about to read. Philippa Gregory is one of my favourite authors.