She rules

Elizabeth I: The Novel by bestselling author Elizabeth George is a compelling a romantic look at one of history’s most fascinating female rulers. George picks up Queen Elizabeth’s life just as the Spanish armada is poised to invade. Elizabeth is a vibrant, but mature queen, surrounded by her trusted advisors and ready to defend her realm.
George tells the story of a ruler and a woman. She alternates Elizabeth’s narration with that of her ambitious and adulterous, lookalike cousin Lettice Knollys Countess of Essex and Countess of Leicester.
George paints a fascinating picture of the intrigue of Elizabethan court life, as courtiers jockey for the queen’s favours to increase their power and fortunes. George brings to life characters such as Frances Bacon and William Shakespeare.
You’ll find passion romance, intrigue, and history in Elizabeth I by Elizabeth George. This meaty read will not disappoint.