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Rather Break than Bend

Clare Jackson: The Winter Queen, 26 May 2022

Elizabeth Stuart: Queen of Hearts 
by Nadine Akkerman.
Oxford, 581 pp., £20, December 2021, 978 0 19 966830 4
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... assisted and frustrated by the fortunes of the Stuart monarchy in Britain. The dust jacket of Nadine Akkerman’s biography shows a composite portrait of Elizabeth wearing an ermine robe and crown. The crown is not, however, Bohemian, but the Tudor crown once worn by Elizabeth’s namesake and godmother, Elizabeth I, making the image that of a ...

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