Author of the Outlander series, Diana Gabaldon, recently reviewed Elizabeth I by Margaret George. The review was published in the Washington Post.
Gabaldon begins, "This is a well-balanced book: It has two of everything." The article continues to explore the dichotomy of George's approach.
From the review:
Elizabeth herself left little material that would tell us what lay behind her actions. George made two clever decisions in handling this dilemma: telling the story from two viewpoints — those of Elizabeth and her look-alike younger cousin, Lettice Knollys; and beginning the story not during the perilous years before Elizabeth’s accession but in her late middle age.