With Women's History Month just ended and a royal wedding weeks away, what better time than now to read about one of the most influential royal women of all time — Queen Elizabeth I?
The first Queen Elizabeth has been written about and discussed, her life dramatized, for more than 400 years. Just 25 years old when she was crowned, the Virgin Queen ruled for more than 44 years. She died on March 24, 1603, and yet, every year, more books are published, more movies are made, and our interest in this fascinating monarch, arguably one of England's greatest, never seems to wane. The Newport Beach Public Library is sure to have something to satisfy your curiosity about all things Elizabeth.
Newly published is Chris Skidmore's "Death and the Virgin Queen." The death of Robert Dudley's wife, Amy, rocked Tudor England and changed the queen's relationship with her Master of the Horse. Was Amy murdered so Robert would be free to marry his true love, the queen? Or was it just an unfortunate accident? Using recently uncovered forensic evidence from the original investigation, Skidmore is able to paint a vivid picture of what might have happened on that fateful autumn day in 1560.