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Elizabeth's rival : the tumultuous life of the Countess of Leicester : the romance and conspiracy that threatened Queen Elizabeth's court / Nicola Tallis.

Tallis, Nicola, (author.).
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  • ISBN: 9781681776576
  • ISBN: 168177657X
  • Physical Description: xxxii, 400 pages, 16 pages unnumbered plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pegasus Books, 2018.

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Includes bibliographical references (pages 341-388) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
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 left 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 -- Disgraced 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-- place to visit.
Summary, etc.:
A kinswoman to Elizabeth I, Lettice Knollys had begun the Queen's glittering reign basking in favor and success. It was an honor that she would enjoy for two decades. However, on the morning of September 21st, 1578, Lettice made a fateful decision. When the Queen learned of it, the consequences were swift. Lettice had dared to marry without the Queen's consent. But worse, her new husband was Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, the Queen's favorite and one-time suitor. Though she would not marry him herself, Elizabeth was fiercely jealous of any woman who showed an interest in Leicester. Knowing that she would likely earn the Queen's enmity, Lettice married Leicester in secret, leading to her permanent banishment from court. Elizabeth never forgave the new Countess for what she perceived to be a devastating betrayal, and Lettice permanently forfeited her favor. She had become not just Queen Elizabeth's adversary. She was her rival. But the Countess' story does not end there. Surviving the death of two husbands and navigating the courts of three very different monarchs: Henry VIII, Elizabeth I, and Charles I, Lettice's story offers an extraordinary and intimate perspective on the world she lived in.
Subject: Leicester, Lettice Dudley, Countess of, 1543-1634.
Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603 > Family.
Leicester, Robert Dudley, Earl of, 1532?-1588.
Great Britain > History > Elizabeth, 1558-1603 > Biography.
Genre: Biographies.

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