Elizabeth: Renaissance Prince
By Lisa Hilton


In praise of Elizabeth: Renaissance Prince: 

“It is refreshing to be confronted by challenging arguments instead of tired anecdotes. This biography is also full of unusual insights… Hilton takes an admirably unsentimental view of Elizabeth’s necessary ruthlessness, while the chapters on Russia and Turkey help place her rule in its wider international context”- Spectator

“the author intends to get beneath the translucent skin of the Virgin Queen. In this book… the cliched image of a “bewigged farthingale with a mysterious sex life “ is replaced with Elizabeth, the Renaissance prince.” The Independent

“Hilton is to be applauded” - History Today

“a splendid book”- the Times

"A thoughtful, ingenious account" - Kirkus