Fascinating read. I'm a big fan of this period of history - the Tudor period (1485 and 1603,). There is really is nothing like escaping to a period with a virgin queens, treason, murder and lots and lots of horse riding!
I'm finding a real satisfaction and enjoyment with historical fiction at the moment.
The characters in this book are especially well drawn and believable. Gregory is able to bring out the ambivalence of the men who supported Elizabeth have towards her as the 'weaker' sex.
I loved the character of William Cecil - uber machiavellian political adviser. Scary thing is that he would slot perfectly into a ministerial adviser role in government today!
Will most likely read Gregory's other books in her Tudor series:
- The Other Boleyn Girl
- The Queen's Fool
- The Constant Princess
- The Boleyn Inheritance
- The Other Queen