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My just desire : the life of Bess Ralegh, wife to Sir Walter

Author: Anna R Beer
Publisher: New York : Ballantine Books, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Young, beautiful, and connected by blood to the most powerful families in England, Bess Throckmorton had as much influence over Queen Elizabeth I as any woman in the realm--but she risked everything to marry the most charismatic man of the day. The secret marriage between Bess and the Queen's beloved Sir Walter Ralegh cost both of them their fortunes, their freedom, and very nearly their lives. Yet it was Bess,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Beer, Anna R., 1964-
My just desire.
New York : Ballantine Books, 2003
(OCoLC)607028747
Named Person: Bess Throckmorton; Walter Raleigh, Sir; Bess Throckmorton; Walter Raleigh
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anna R Beer
ISBN: 0345452909 9780345452900
OCLC Number: 52203179
Description: xxii, 292 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction : "Wantonness and wit" : the court of the Virgin Queen, October 1591 --
"My one and only daughter" : growing up under Elizabeth --
"True within ourselves" : Bess and Sir Walter --
"Him that 1 am" : building a life at Sherborne --
"A most dangerous woman" : the return to power --
"My dead heart" : the traitor's wife --
"Of liberty deprived" : the Tower years --
"God in mercy look on us" : journey's end --
"Generosa virago" : creating the future.
Responsibility: Anna Beer.
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Young, beautiful, and connected by blood to the most powerful families in England, Bess Throckmorton had as much influence over Queen Elizabeth I as any woman in the realm--but she risked everything to marry the most charismatic man of the day. The secret marriage between Bess and the Queen's beloved Sir Walter Ralegh cost both of them their fortunes, their freedom, and very nearly their lives. Yet it was Bess, resilient, passionate, and politically shrewd, who would live to restore their name and reclaim her political influence. In this biography, Bess Ralegh finally emerges from her husband's shadow to stand as a complex, commanding figure in her own right.--Publisher description.

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