By Tasha Alexander
The reign of Queen Elizabeth i used to be a time of warfare, ardour, and staggering fulfillment. Elizabeth: The Golden Age reveals Elizabeth dealing with bloodlust for her throne and familial betrayal. transforming into keenly conscious of the altering non secular and political tides of past due sixteenth-century Europe, Elizabeth faces an open problem from the Spanish King Philip II, who's made up our minds to revive England to Catholicism along with his robust military and dominating armada. getting ready to visit struggle to protect her empire, Elizabeth struggles to stability old royal tasks with an unforeseen vulnerability: her love for the seafarer Sir Walter Raleigh. yet he continues to be forbidden for a queen who has sworn physique and soul to her kingdom. but as she charts her direction overseas, treachery is the rot in the back of the glittering royal throne. Her such a lot relied on adviser uncovers an assassination plot that may topple the throne, and the traitors will even contain Elizabeth's personal cousin Mary Stuart. in accordance with the sequel to the Academy Award®-winning Elizabeth, Elizabeth: The Golden Age tells the exciting story of an era—the tale of 1 woman's campaign to manage love, overwhelm enemies, and safe her place as a liked icon of the Western international.
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He’d never held such a weapon before—he’d grown up in the country, the son of a gentleman, but a poor one. A poor one who had not the sense to hide his faith, who’d been arrested and released, but not after ﬁrst having suffered a brutal interrogation. A man whose complacent forgiveness of those who’d harmed him had spurred his son to action. The armorer took the gun in his rough hands, knuckles swollen with arthritis, skin discolored, and began the ﬁddly process of loading it. He measured powder from a horn, pouring it without spilling even one grain.
He watched the guards pass, followed by courtiers and ladies-in-waiting—the queen’s protectors masking her almost entirely. His breath quickened as he started to reach inside the bag, feeling for the gun. He moved forward, easing his way to the front of the crowd, halting suddenly as a scufﬂe started. He strained to see through the throngs of people, half-expecting to ﬁnd someone on a mission as grim as his. Would Savage have disobeyed Reston and come on his own? It was not Savage. Instead, he saw a gentleman, dressed with not quite the same level of ﬁnery as the others near the queen.
Howard was standing next to the third easel, his jaw clenched. “The Archduke Charles of Austria, Majesty. ” “He’s rather sweet,” Elizabeth said, studying the image of a handsome young man with reddish-brown hair. ” Bess asked. “Sixteen, maybe eighteen . . I think,” Howard said. ” the queen asked. She and Bess looked at each other and burst into laughter, their heads bent together as Walsingham stepped forward. ” The queen looked across the room at the Spanish delegation, all surly, none among them attempting to hide his displeasure at being kept waiting.