Lyons has a magical turn of phrase that compels the reader to turn the pages to find out what happens next...
A well researched and meticulously detailed biography
Contains some excellent history-writing.
A magnificent job of unpicking the machinations of Elizabeth's court and presents a fresh insight into the turbulent world of Tudor England.
Wonderful. Elegant and intriguing - a seductive portrait of a fascinating relationship. I couldn't put it down.