A Crown For Elizabeth

A Crown For Elizabeth None
  • Title: A Crown For Elizabeth
  • Author: Mary M. Luke
  • ISBN: 9780698100879
  • Page: 287
  • Format: Hardcover
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    About " Mary M. Luke "

  • Mary M. Luke

    Mary Luke was a biographer who wrote about Tudor and Elizabethan figures Born in Pittsfield, Massachusetts, Mrs Luke, whose original name was Mary Munger, graduated from Berkshire Business School and worked in advertising in New York, and later for a documentary film company and RKO Studios in Hollywood Mrs Luke wrote Catherine, the Queen 1967 , a portrait of Henry VIII s hapless first wife, Catherine of Aragon A Crown for Elizabeth 1970 limned the turbulent years between 1527, when Henry maneuvered for a divorce from Catherine for lack of a male heir, and 1558, when Elizabeth I ascended to the throne.In a review of A Crown for Elizabeth for The New York Times, Lady Antonia Fraser wrote, To the sympathetic retelling of history, Mrs Luke has made a notable contribution and one that will give much pleasure to its readers The Nine Days Queen A Portrait of Lady Jane Grey 1986 told the story of Jane Grey s brief hold on the scepter in July 1553 and her subsequent martyrdom Mrs Luke also wrote a novel, The Nonsuch Lure 1976 , and The Ivy Crown A Biographical Novel of Queen Katherine Paar 1984.She died in 1993 at 74 and lived in Ridgefield, Connecticut.


  • People don t often realize how like a soap opera history is, and Luke revels in the drama of the Tudor period for her book.But that s the problem with the book She did A LOT of research, as can be see by the sheer amount of detail But, as a student of history, I didn t want a novelization of The Tudors I wanted a book that was interested in facts and conveyed them in an entertaining way.This book is so intent on making us feel sorry for everyone, that the depictions of people are completely unba [...]

  • My brother gave me this book for Christmas in 1970, so I ve read it several times, most recently this March We ve been watching the Tudors on Netflix and this was a good companion reading A Crown for Elizabeth covers the childhoods of Henry VIII s 2 daughters and son It also covers the reigns of Edward, who died as a teen, and Mary who lived into her 40 s It ends as Elizabeth becomes Queen A great, readable read Also verified that The Tudors was historically accurate for the most part.

  • I read this book right after reading Margaret George s An Autobiography of Henry VIII and that was a fabulous way to read them This book provides a great sequel to George s book and dwells on Edward s and Mary s reigns All the political chicanery of the day is richly detailed As one might guess Elizabeth being crowned is the ending but oh, the problems leading up to that crowning.

  • I read this in high school during my fascination with Mary I of Scotland and Elizabeth I of England My high school history books didn t include many women, so I made them the subject of all my research papers And these queens had such a good history accusations of murder and insurrection, Mary s dead husbands, and beheadings.

  • Great history of the path that brought Elizabeth Tudor to the throne.e brief Edward Tudor reign done really by The Protector , then Mary Tudor s sad reign her life was just torturous, really , and then Elizabeth There was very little about Elizabeth s actual reign It was about how she came to be on the throne Very interesting piece.

  • Mary M Luke portrays the true story of Elizabeth I with a vividness that clearly evokes the Tudor era The history has been meticulously researched, and brings the characters to life in many dimensions.

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