Elizabeth: Path to the Throne
Queen Elizabeth I’s life after she ascended the throne is well known, but what about her first 25 years? Mother killed when she was three, unstable sister queen, wife-mad father, all during one of the most tumultuous periods in England’s history. Elizabeth’s early life was one of intrigue, survival, and triumph. Can she survive the treacherous path fate has set her? And who can she trust on her journey to the throne?
When King Henry VIII executes his second wife, Anne Boleyn, for treason, the young Princess Elizabeth is left to navigate the perilous waters of the Tudor court without her mother. England is suffering the most disruptive period in its history, and loyalties are ever-changing. Without support, what chance does an illegitimate girl have? Alongside her best friend Robert Dudley, Elizabeth grows and learns, but nothing is ever straightforward, and the lessons don’t come easily. Surviving her increasingly unpredictable father, her unstable sister, and her many detractors will require strength and intelligence. Can she survive the treacherous path fate has set her? And who can she trust on her journey to the throne?