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The Men Who Would Be King

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Exciting and highly readable popular history The only book available on Elizabeth's suitors The Tudor period of history is perennially popular There have recently been several major exhibitions to tie-in with the 400th anniversary of her death 'The appeal to women here is strong, of course, but this is complex and fascinating history from any angle' Publishers Weekly 'Insightful...The story is intelligently narrated in meticulous detail' John Charnay, LA Times

About the Author

Josephine Ross read English at London University. Her first book was Suitors to the Queen (now called The Men Who Would be King). Since then, she has written TV drama scripts and a number of histories and biographies, including The Winter Queen and The Tudors, as well as compiling and editing several illustrated books for Vogue. Her most recent publication is Jane Austen: A Companion. She is married to the historian James Chambers, and lives in London.


'This is splendid stuff, "history with attitude". Written with energy and aplomb, it is a stirring and yet salutary story, well told.' THE TIMES

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