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Reviewed in the United States on February 25, 2017
I believe the author is not being deliberately dishonest. However, she does not mention at all the brutality of Queen Elizabeth I's reign but puts forth the myth that she was "the best ruler England ever had." Supposedly, no one was forced to become Protestant. Perhaps not by swearing an oath but there were other means to get people to give up their religion, such as crushing the pregnant Margaret of Clitherow under a door for hiding a priest in her house, hanging priests like Edmund Campion up and drawing out their entrails while they were still alive, robbing the monasteries of their lands and creating a whole new class of "nobility" and a whole new class of abject poor people who could no longer depend on the monasteries. At least, she could have mentioned Elizabeth murdering her cousin, Mary Queen of Scots. Come on.
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