A Year in Books/Day 60: The First Elizabeth

  • Title: The First Elizabeth
  • Author: Carolly Erickson
  • Year Published: 1983 (St. Martin’s Griffin)
  • Year Purchased: 1990’s
  • Source: Antique Barn at The Ohio State Fair, Columbus, Ohio
  • About: My favourite historical personage and all around kick-ass woman receives an above-average biographical treatment here.
  • Motivation: See above. Also, I love my fellow redheads.
  • Times Read: 2
  • Random Excerpt/Page 187: “There were more festivities in the coming days. The queen went to Woolwich to launch a fine new ship for her navy, christened the ‘Elizabeth’, and returned to Greenwich to watch more military games-among them a “great casting of fire, and shooting of guns, till twelve at night.” The recent peace, these exercises proclaimed, had not dimmed England’s warlike spirit; let other nation’s take warning.”
  • Happiness Scale: 10
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