Novels Featuring Elizabeth I, England’s legendary Virgin Queen

Stories set in Tudor and Elizabethan times have never been more popular - and with so many bold, larger-than-life characters available - from Henry VIII, to Lady Jane Grey,  from Robert Dudley to Elizabeth I - it’s easy to understand why. The love of adventure; the passion for invention; the irrepressible self-confidence among those living in that extraordinary era really is without rival.
large-scale collage of images showing people and places from 16th-century England
A collage of scenes, fashion and design from Tudor and Elizabethan England
Biographical fiction of this kind is also a great way to learn about real history. Beginning with the victory of Henry VII at the conclusion of the Wars of the Roses, the Tudor era gave us the tyrannical rule of Henry VIII and his six wives. It spanned the violent period of the English Reformation and the dissolution of the monastaries; it continued through the spectacular reign of Elizabeth I, and ended in the era of Shakespeare, a time of global exploration and the establishment of the American colonies. It is a period in English history of breathtaking change and progress.

If you enjoy reading about England’s Tudor dynasty, and in particular the life and times of Elizabeth I, here are two books set in the unique and turbulent era of the ‘Virgin Queen.’ The first is a full-length adventure novel, the other a fictional 'memoir' (a special blend of fact and fantasy).
book cover showing Tudor princess in bonnet and tunic, blue background
cover to novel with image of Elizabeth I in scarlet tunic-style dress
Available in paperback and eBook. Just click on the covers to explore.
painting of old Tudor palace with river in foreground, Greenwich Palace
Greenwich Palace at the time of Henry VIII, artist unknown

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For a guest post with book blogger Michelle Miller on Tudor fiction, click here. (External link opens in a new window)
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