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Elizabeth & Leicester

Author: Sarah Gristwood
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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This volume explores England's Queen Elisabeth's attachment to her beloved Robert Dudley, the Earl of Leicester. Fueled by scandal and intrigue, their relationship was questionable in sixteenth-century England. Soon after Elizabeth became queen she scandalized the royal court with her passionate obsession with the married Robert Dudley. When Dudley's wife mysteriously died two years later, there was rampant
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Gristwood, Sarah.
Elizabeth & Leicester.
New York : Viking, 2007
(OCoLC)608564871
Named Person: Elizabeth, Queen of England; Robert Dudley Leicester, Earl of; Elizabeth, Queen of England
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Gristwood
ISBN: 9780670018284 0670018287
OCLC Number: 82368044
Notes: Originally published: London: Bantam, 2007.
Description: 407 p., [16] p. of plates : col. ill., col. map ; 24 cm.
Contents: Some secret constellation: 1533-1536 --
Her eighth year: 1536-1547 --
The occasion of his utter undoing: 1547-1553 --
This night I think to die: 1553-1559 --
The King that is to be: spring 1559-summer 1560 --
So sudden a chance: autumn 1560 --
Maiden honour and integrity: 1560-1561 --
Not yet towards a marriage: 1561-1565 --
Majesty and love do not sit well together: 1565-1567 --
The daughter of debate: 1568-1569 --
The great Lord: the 1570s --
Our estate requireth a match: 1570-1572 --
I have long both loved and liked you: 1573-1575 --
Dishonorable brutes: 1576-1579 --
The greatest prince in Christendom: 1578-1582 --
In times of distress: 1582-1584 --
Her Majesty will make trial of me: 1585-1588 --
A thing whereof we can admit no comfort: 1588 --
To end this life for her service --
Appendix I: The second Robert Dudley --
Appendix II: The Arthur Dudley mystery --
Afterword: some fictional treatments.
Other Titles: Elizabeth and Leicester
Responsibility: Sarah Gristwood.
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This volume explores England's Queen Elisabeth's attachment to her beloved Robert Dudley, the Earl of Leicester. Fueled by scandal and intrigue, their relationship was questionable in sixteenth-century England. Soon after Elizabeth became queen she scandalized the royal court with her passionate obsession with the married Robert Dudley. When Dudley's wife mysteriously died two years later, there was rampant speculation that Elizabeth and Dudley would marry. Instead, over the next decades they formed a working partnership and an intimate bond of mutual dependence. Robert advised Elizabeth, serving as her counselor, unofficial consort, and army commander. He guarded her sickbed and represented her on state occasions. But despite her devotion, Elizabeth humiliated him, made him act as a go-between with her other suitors, and tried to imprison him when he finally remarried.

Few relationships fire our imagination like that of Elizabeth I and the Earl of Leicester, Robert Dudley-the love affair immortalized in Philippa Gregory's The Virgin's Lover-but nearly fifty years have passed since a book has been dedicated solely to their lifelong love. Soon after Elizabeth became queen she scandalized the royal court with her passionate obsession with the married Robert Dudley. When Dudley's wife mysteriously died two years later, there was rampant speculation that Elizabeth and Dudley would marry. Instead, over the next decades they formed a working partnership and an intimate bond of mutual dependence. Robert advised Elizabeth, serving as her counselor, unofficial consort, and army commander. He guarded her sickbed and represented her on state occasions. But despite her devotion, Elizabeth humiliated him, made him act as a go-between with her other suitors, and tried to imprison him when he finally remarried. Fueled by scandal and intrigue, this royal relationship was never dull. Elizabeth & Leicester is an intimate, startling portrait of two people who transformed their age. For those who adore reading about the royals and the many fans of the Emmy Award- winning miniseries Elizabeth I.

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