The final book in Joanna Dessau's ELIZABETH I trilogy For four days, the great Gloriana has remained huddled and silent upon a mound of cushions at Richmond, refusing to take to her bed, fighting death to the end. Memories crowd her brain: scenes of power, times too, of alarm and dismay. Illustrious figures pass before her inward eye - the mighty Lord Burghley, beloved Leicester, cunning Walsingham, gallant Raleigh, handsome Kit Hatton. There is also the bane of her life, Mary, Queen of Scots. Thoughts of wild, foolish Essex, Drake the explorer, Hawkins, Frobisher, Philip of Spain, conniving cousins and comradely cousins, fill her mind. But Elizabeth's hand is steady upon her country until she breathes her last.
Used availability for Joanna Dessau's Gloriana
June 2000 : UK Hardback
August 2004 : UK Audio Cassette