Heretic Queen by Susan Ronald audiobook

Heretic Queen: Queen Elizabeth I and the Wars of Religion

By Susan Ronald
Read by Wanda McCaddon

Blackstone Publishing 9780312645380

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781470829001

  • ISBN: 9781470828998

  • ISBN: 9781470829018

  • ISBN: 9781470829032

Runtime: 11.58 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

Acclaimed biographer Susan Ronald delivers a stunning account of Elizabeth I that focuses on her role in the Wars of Religion—the battle between Protestantism and Catholicism that tore Europe apart in the sixteenth century.

Elizabeth's 1558 coronation procession was met with an extravagant outpouring of love. Only twenty-five years old, the young queen saw herself as the nation's Protestant savior, aiming to provide new hope, prosperity, and independence from the foreign influence that had plagued her sister Mary's reign. Given the scars of the Reformation, Elizabeth would need all of the powers of diplomacy and tact she could summon.

Extravagant, witty, and hot tempered, Elizabeth was the ultimate tyrant. Yet at the outset, in religious matters, she was unfathomably tolerant for her day. "There is only one Christ, Jesus, one faith," Elizabeth once proclaimed. "All else is a dispute over trifles." Heretic Queen is the highly personal, untold story of how Queen Elizabeth I secured the future of England as a world power. Susan Ronald paints the queen as a complex character whose apparent indecision was really a political tool that she wielded with great aplomb.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“A triumph.” Antonia Fraser, New York Times bestselling author
“This is a compulsive, engaging, and vivid history…The drama of the English Reformation comes alive.” Alison Weir, New York Times bestselling author
“A searing account of the dark underside of the Elizabethan golden age. Susan Ronald has written a devastating  and important reminder of the long, hard road from religious strife to accommodation.” Amanda Foreman, New York Times bestselling author of The World on Fire and The Duchess
“Ronald deftly pulls together a vast amount of historical research into a compelling narrative that’s essential reading for anyone interested in the strife-torn world in which this most fascinating queen used both wits and diplomacy to safeguard her kingdom, despite almost insurmountable odds.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“Moving from adventures on the high seas to the wars of religion that plagued sixteenth-century England, Ronald serves up a worthy sequel to The Pirate Queen…Meaty history wrapped in a palatable biographical format.”   Booklist
“An illuminating portrait of the twenty-five-year-old woman who led England through religious and political crises with diplomacy, vision, and pure force of will.” Kirkus Reviews

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Author

Author Bio: Susan Ronald

Author Bio: Susan Ronald

Susan Ronald was born and raised in the United States but has lived in England for more than twenty-five years. She is the author of The Pirate Queen, The Sancy Blood Diamond, and France: Crossroads of Europe. She owns a film production company and is a screenwriter and film producer.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD, Playaway
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 11.58
Audience: Adult
Language: English