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Title:
Elizabeth's rival : the tumultuous life of the Countess of Leicester : the romance and conspiracy that threatened Queen Elizabeth's court
Author:
Tallis, Nicola, author.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Pegasus Books, 2018.

©2018
Physical Description:
xxxii, 400 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations, portraits, genealogical tables ; 24 cm
Summary:
In 1578, Lettice Knollys angered Queen Elizabeth I by marrying her favourite, Robert Dudley. Though she would not marry him herself, since the death of Leicester's wife in 1560 Elizabeth was fiercely jealous of any woman who showed an interest in her favourite. When the secret marriage was revealed, the furious Queen permanently banished Lettice from court: she was to suffer the consequences of Elizabeth's fury for the rest of her life. Two decades later Queen Elizabeth had a new favourite: Lettice's son, Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex. His success was cut short when he led a rebellion against the Queen, and was executed for high treason in 1601. This is Lettice's story-- one which affected the course of seven monarchs and evoked the era in all its drama and intrigue.
General Note:
Originally published: London : Michael O'Mara Books Limited, 2017.
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction -- Prologue -- Hiding royal blood -- Darling to the Maiden Queen -- Captive to the charms of Lettice Knollys -- The goodliest male personage in England -- Flirting with the Viscountess -- Death with his dart hath us bereft -- Faithless, faultless, yet somewhat unfortunate, yet must suffer -- His paramour, or his wife -- Great enmity -- Up and down the country -- A marriage in secret -- One Queen in England -- A she-wolf -- My sorrowful wife -- Our mistress's extreme rage -- A continual fever -- My best friend -- Disgraces persons -- Some wonted unkind words -- The arch-traitor Essex -- Mildly like a lamb -- The wars with thunder, and the court with stars -- Epilogue -- Appendix 1: Epitaph to Lettice, Countess of Leicester -- Appendix 2: Following in Lettice's footsteps-- places to visit.
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ISBN:
9781681776576
Format :
Book