Elizabeth Stuart

Monday, 7 March 2022

Another new book of note in recent weeks is 'Elizabeth Stuart, Queen of Hearts' by Nadine Akkerman (Reader in early modern English Literature at Leiden University) and published by Oxford University Press. Elizabeth’s life was fascinating for her influence on 17th Century European politics. Being the daughter of James VI/I and grandmother of George I would be enough to make her a person of note for readers of English history, but in between she was Queen of Bohemia, though later deposed and exiled to The Netherlands (the location of the author and her university) and then a player in the Thirty Years' War. Elizabeth’s life has been restored to prominence by this new book which though what is described by the publisher as "deep immersion in the archives and masterful detective work”. ISBN 9780199668304