The Life and Times of Elizabeth I
Williams, Neville. Doubleday & Company. Garden City, New York. 1972
In 1558, a twenty-five year old girl succeeded to the throne of England. Despite general rejoicing no one could disguise the magnitude of the problems which Elizabeth faced, for not only was she 'but a woman' in a hard and uncompromising age, but her kingdom had been torn by religious strife for more than ten years. Yet Elizabeth was to rise triumphant over all her difficulties, and become the first English monarch to give her name to an era.