"A riveting portrait of the queen and how the private woman won her public role."
–Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
"An excellent account of the greatest of England’s remarkably great queens."
–Daily Telegraph (London)
"Weir succeeds in making Elizabeth and her subjects come to life in this clearly written and well-researched biography."
–Library Journal (starred review)
"An extraordinary piece of historical scholarship."
–The Cleveland Plain Dealer