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  • Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch | Sally Bedell Smith

    Elizabeth the Queen: The Life of a Modern Monarch

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Sally Bedell Smith
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
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    From the moment of her ascension to the throne in 1952 at the age of twenty-five, Queen Elizabeth II has been the object of unparalleled scrutiny. But through the fog of glamour and gossip, how well do we really know the world’s most famous monarch? Drawing on numerous interviews and never-before-revealed documents, acclaimed biographer Sally Bedell Smith pulls back the curtain to show in intimate detail the public and private lives of Queen Elizabeth II.

    Lauren says: "3.5 stars- fascinating"
  • Who Was Queen Elizabeth? | June Eding

    Who Was Queen Elizabeth?

    • UNABRIDGED (52 mins)
    • By June Eding
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
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    The life of Queen Elizabeth I was dramatic and dangerous: cast out of her father's court at the age of three and imprisoned at 19, Elizabeth was crowned queen in 1558, when she was only 25. A tough, intelligent woman who spoke five languages, Elizabeth ruled for over 40 years and led England through one of its most prosperous periods in history.

    Colleen Calvert says: "Fun and short - good history for my eight-year-old"
  • Elizabeth and Mary: Cousins, Rivals, Queens | Jane Dunn

    Elizabeth and Mary: Cousins, Rivals, Queens

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Jane Dunn
    • Narrated By Donada Peters
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    In a rich and riveting narrative, Jane Dunn reveals the extraordinary rivalry between the regal cousins. It is the story of two queens ruling on one island, each with a claim to the throne of England, each embodying dramatically opposing qualities of character, ideals of womanliness (and views of sexuality), and divinely ordained kingship.

    Catharina says: "Fantastic book"
  • The Life and Times of Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Elizabeth II | Elizabeth Jenkins,Pearson Phillips

    The Life and Times of Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Elizabeth II

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Jenkins, Pearson Phillips
    • Narrated By Karen Archer, Nanette Newman
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    The two reigns - both unusually long - could scarcely have been more different. Queen Elizabeth I brought a much needed (and appreciated) stability to England at a key moment in the history of the nation. Queen Elizabeth II has, by contrast, been the constitutional monarch par excellence.

  • Queen Elizabeth II: Her Life in Our Times | Sarah Bradford

    Queen Elizabeth II: Her Life in Our Times

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Sarah Bradford
    • Narrated By Phyllida Nash
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    Phyllida Nash reads Sarah Bradford’s absorbing and authoritative portrait of the Queen’s life and sixty-year reign - complete and unabridged. The Queen’s story is our history: she was not born to be Queen but, a media star since the age of three, she has been the most famous woman in the world for all of our lives.

    Ruth says: "Not as good as I hoped"
  • Elizabeth and Philip: The Untold Story of the Queen of England and Her Prince | Charles Highman,Ray Mosely

    Elizabeth and Philip: The Untold Story of the Queen of England and Her Prince

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Charles Highman, Ray Mosely
    • Narrated By Michael Jackson
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    The definitive biography of the world's most renowned monarch and richest woman, and of her controversial husband, H.R.H. Prince Philip.

  • The Summer Queen: Eleanor of Aquitaine Trilogy, Book 1 | Elizabeth Chadwick

    The Summer Queen: Eleanor of Aquitaine Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Chadwick
    • Narrated By Katie Scarfe
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    Eleanor of Aquitaine's story deserves to be legendary. She is an icon who has fascinated readers for over 800 years. But the real Eleanor remains elusive - until now. Based on the most up-to-date research, award-winning novelist Elizabeth Chadwick brings Eleanor's magnificent story to life, as never before, unveiling the real Eleanor. Young, golden-haired and blue-eyed Eleanor has everything to look forward to as the heiress to wealthy Aquitaine.

    Sara says: "The Romance Runs Strong in This One"
  • Queen's Gambit: A Novel | Elizabeth Fremantle

    Queen's Gambit: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Fremantle
    • Narrated By Georgina Sutton
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    Widowed for the second time at age 31, Katherine Parr falls deeply for the dashing courtier Thomas Seymour and hopes at last to marry for love. However, obliged to return to court, she attracts the attentions of the ailing, egotistical, and dangerously powerful Henry VIII, who dispatches his love rival, Seymour, to the Continent. No one is in a position to refuse a royal proposal, so haunted by the fates of his previous wives - two executions, two annulments, one death in childbirth - Katherine must wed Henry and become his sixth queen.

    Cheryl says: "Really enjoyed it"
  • Heretic Queen: Queen Elizabeth I and the Wars of Religion | Susan Ronald

    Heretic Queen: Queen Elizabeth I and the Wars of Religion

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Susan Ronald
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
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    Acclaimed biographer Susan Ronald delivers a stunning account of Elizabeth I that focuses on her role in the Wars of Religion - the battle between Protestantism and Catholicism that tore Europe apart in the sixteenth century. Elizabeth’s 1558 coronation procession was met with an extravagant outpouring of love. Only 25 years old, the young queen saw herself as the nation’s Protestant savior, aiming to provide new hope, prosperity, and independence from the foreign influence that had plagued her sister Mary’s reign. Given the scars of the Reformation, Elizabeth would need all of the powers of diplomacy and tact she could summon.

    Elizabeth A. Clarke says: "Not the best choice for audio"
  • The Queen's Cure | Karen Harper

    The Queen's Cure

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Karen Harper
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
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    In late summer of 1562, within a bedchamber at Whitehall Palace, Elizabeth Tudor prays for the recovery of the delirious, fever-racked friend who has served her for twenty-six of her twenty-nine years. Ten days later, with loyal, handsome Lord Robert Dudley by her side, the queen leads her retinue to London’s Royal College of Physicians to enlist two learned doctors in the raging battle against disease and pestilence.

  • The Queen's Bastard: A Novel of Elizabeth I and Arthur Dudley | Robin Maxwell

    The Queen's Bastard: A Novel of Elizabeth I and Arthur Dudley

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Robin Maxwell
    • Narrated By Angele Masters
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    Historians have long whispered that Elizabeth "the Virgin Queen's" passionate, lifelong affair with Robin Dudley, Earl of Leicester, may have led to the birth of a son, Arthur Dudley. In this exquisite sequel to The Secret Diary of Anne Boleyn, Robin Maxwell fashions a stunning fictional account of the child switched at birth by a lady-in-waiting who foresaw the deleterious political consequences of a royal bastard.

    A User says: "Story? what Story?"
  • Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles | Margaret George

    Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles

    • UNABRIDGED (42 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Margaret George
    • Narrated By Donada Peters
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    An exhaustively researched novel weaves both historical fact and plausible fiction in bringing the story of Mary Queen of Scots to life.

    Robin says: "Well written, well read"
  • Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart | John Guy

    Queen of Scots: The True Life of Mary Stuart

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By John Guy
    • Narrated By John Guy
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    An intimate, myth-shattering new biography of Mary Queen of Scots by a premier historian that draws on a trove of newly discovered sources. Queen of Scots, the first full-scale biography of Mary in more than 30 years, offers a singularly novel, nuanced, and dramatic portrait of one of history's greatest women.

    Die Falknerin says: "Fascinating introduction to Mary Stuart"
  • Elizabeth of York: The Forgotten Tudor Queen | Amy Licence

    Elizabeth of York: The Forgotten Tudor Queen

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Amy Licence
    • Narrated By Debra Burton
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    As Tudors go, Elizabeth of York is relatively unknown. Yet she was the mother of the dynasty, with her children becoming King of England (Henry VIII), Queens of Scotland (Margaret) and France (Mary Rose) and her direct descendants included three Tudor monarchs, two executed queens, and ultimately, the Stuart royal family.

  • Elizabeth and Mary: Cousins, Rivals, Queens | Jane Dunn

    Elizabeth and Mary: Cousins, Rivals, Queens

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Jane Dunn
    • Narrated By Isla Blair
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    In a rich and riveting narrative, Jane Dunn reveals the extraordinary rivalry between the regal cousins. It is the story of two queens ruling on one island, each with a claim to the throne of England, each embodying dramatically opposing qualities of character, ideals of womanliness (and views of sexuality), and divinely ordained kingship.

    Charles says: "Repetitive and boring"
  • The Most Powerful Women in the Middle Ages: Queens, Saints, and Viking Slayers, From Empress Theodora to Elizabeth of Tudor | Melissa Rank,Michael Rank

    The Most Powerful Women in the Middle Ages: Queens, Saints, and Viking Slayers, From Empress Theodora to Elizabeth of Tudor

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Melissa Rank, Michael Rank
    • Narrated By Anne Day-Jones
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    The idea of a powerful woman in the Middle Ages seems like an oxymoron. Females in this time are imagined to be damsels in distress, trapped in a high tower, and waiting for knights to rescue them, all while wearing traffic-cones for a hat. After rescue, their lives improved little. Their career choices were to be either docile queens, housewives, or be burned at the stake for witchcraft. But what if this image of medieval women is a complete fiction? It turns out that it is. Powerful female rulers fill the Middle Ages.

    had to read it for school says: "casual history reading"
  • Queen Bee Moms and Kingpin Dads | Rosalind Wiseman,Elizabeth Rapoport

    Queen Bee Moms and Kingpin Dads

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 16 mins)
    • By Rosalind Wiseman, Elizabeth Rapoport
    • Narrated By Rosalind Wiseman
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    Queen Bee Moms and Kingpin Dads is essential listening for parents today. It offers us the tools to become wiser, more relaxed parents, and the inspiration to speak out, act according to our values, show humility, and set the kind of example that will make a real difference in our children's lives.

    Kalepa Ta Kala says: "Horrible"
  • Elizabeth's Bedfellows: An Intimate History of the Queen's Court | Anna Whitelock

    Elizabeth's Bedfellows: An Intimate History of the Queen's Court

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Anna Whitelock
    • Narrated By Susannah Tyrrell
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    Elizabeth I acceded to the throne in 1558, restoring the Protestant faith to England. At the heart of the new queen's court lay Elizabeth's bedchamber, closely guarded by the favoured women who helped her dress, looked after her jewels and shared her bed. Elizabeth’s private life was of public, political concern. Her bedfellows were witnesses to the face and body beneath the make-up and elaborate clothes, as well as to rumoured illicit dalliances with such figures as Robert Dudley. Their presence was for security as well as propriety, as the kingdom was haunted by fears of assassination plots and other Catholic subterfuge.

  • Queen Bee Moms and Kingpin Dads | Rosalind Wiseman,Elizabeth Rapoport

    Queen Bee Moms and Kingpin Dads

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Rosalind Wiseman, Elizabeth Rapoport
    • Narrated By Rosalind Wiseman
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    Even the most well-adjusted moms and dads can experience peer pressure and conflicts with other adults that make them act like they're back in seventh grade. In Queen Bee Moms and Kingpin Dads, Rosalind Wiseman gives us the tools to handle difficult situations involving teachers and other parents with grace.

    Natalie Bendele says: "Great Book!"
  • Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World | Alison Weir

    Elizabeth of York: A Tudor Queen and Her World

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Alison Weir
    • Narrated By Maggie Mash
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    Many are familiar with the story of the much-married King Henry VIII of England and the celebrated reign of his daughter, Elizabeth I. But it is often forgotten that the life of the first Tudor queen, Elizabeth of York, Henry's mother and Elizabeth's grandmother, spanned one of England' s most dramatic and perilous periods. Now New York Times best-selling author and acclaimed historian Alison Weir presents the first modern biography of this extraordinary woman.

    James says: "I am so sorry about this one ......"
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