Queen Elizabeth


Read by Pamela Nagami

(4.5 stars; 11 reviews)

"The Princess Elizabeth of England was born at Greenwich, between three and four of the afternoon of September 7, 1533. Her birth was a matter of small rejoicing to her parents, who were sorely disappointed that their first-born was not a boy." So begins this short, but stirring biography by the British historian, Mandell Creighton, of the magnificent last monarch of the Tudor dynasty. We see Elizabeth in constant peril during the turbulent and ineffectual reigns of Edward VI and Mary. At her accession, her country is little better than an appendage of the Spanish state. By the end of her reign, England has become a major power. Creighton writes that, "Elizabeth's imperishable claim to greatness lies in her instinctive sympathy with her people. She felt, rather than understood, the possibilities which lay before England, and she set herself to the task of slowly exhibiting, and impressing them on the national mind." (Pamela Nagami) (8 hr 54 min)

Chapters

Ch. 1: The Youth of Elizabeth, Pt. 1 35:33 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 1: The Youth of Elizabeth, Pt. 2 40:13 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 2: Problems of the Reign, Pt. 1 44:02 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 2: Problems of the Reign, Pt. 2 37:55 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 3: Elizabeth and Mary Stuart, Pt. 1 27:07 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch.3: Elizabeth and Mary Stuart, Pt. 2 28:50 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 4: The Excommunication of Elizabeth, Pt. 1 35:25 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 4: The Excommunication of Elizabeth, Pt. 2 32:41 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 5: The Alençon Marriage, Pt. 1 36:22 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 5: The Alençon Marriage, Pt. 2 35:08 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 6: The Crisis, Pt. 1 31:12 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 6: The Crisis, Pt. 2 27:09 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 7: The New England, Pt. 1 39:49 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 7: The New England, Pt. 2 35:49 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 8: Last Years of Elizabeth, Pt. 1 21:34 Read by Pamela Nagami
Ch. 8: Last Years of Elizabeth, Pt. 2 26:08 Read by Pamela Nagami

Reviews

REALISTIC PORTRAIT


(5 stars)

Modern scholarship tends to make Elizabeth a shallow manipulative monarch, as the writers over-research draw too many assumptive conclusions. Creighton gives welcome relief from this pseudo-scholarship, furnishing the reader a simple picture of a very human woman who happened to be queen of England at a time when that tiny nation held the future of western civilation in its hand. That England rose to its destiny was due to ER, a woman who was one of the greatest politiques of all time and who was that rarest of all breeds, a ruler who was a natural leader who made the correct decisions because she totally identified with her people. Blessings on PM for her perfect narration.

LOVE THE SIMPLICITY


(4 stars)

loved it, as a beginner it was easy to understand

Part 2 of Elizabeth's youth


(5 stars)

It is a beautiful story