Britain's greatest queen, Elizabeth I, was also the bewildered,
motherless child of an all-powerful father; a captive in the Tower
of London; a shrewd politician; a brilliant scholar; a lover of the
arts; and, eventually, an icon. In this unforgettable fictional
memoir, Elizabeth recounts the emotional turmoil of her life: the
loneliness of power; the heartbreak of her lifelong love affair
with Robert Dudley; and the terrible guilt of ordering the
execution of her cousin, Mary, Queen of Scots.