None But Elizabeth by Rhoda Edwards
“I shall never marry!” the young Elizabeth declared, a vow she kept throughout her life in the frightening and brutal world of shifting fortunes that was Henry VIII’s heritage.
The daughter of six times-wed King Henry, she had already decided that marriage was a sham. Only the handsome Robert ‘Sweet Robin’ Dudley, the Earl of Leicester, ever weakened her resolve for he loved her as no other man could. But the frightened child grew into a powerful monarch who knew all too well the deadly trap of marriage – and Elizabeth could not yield to her greatest desire.
In this mesmerising novel, England’s Virgin Queen is forced to choose between love and power, caught between her role as Queen Elizabeth, and Elizabeth, the woman. An uncompromising ruler, Elizabeth’s extraordinary reign is filled with breathtaking romance and unimaginable sacrifice.