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Mysterious Mistress : the Life and Legend of Jane Shore.

Author: Margaret Crosland
Publisher: Stroud : The History Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jane Shore often gets just a byline in history. We know her name, and that she was the mistress of a king. But who was this woman caputred for the stage by Shakespeare in 'Richard III', fictionalised by Jean Plaidy and others? Where did she come from? And how was it that having been mistress to the most powerful man in the land, she ended her years in prison and poverty? Jane Shore was born into a family of  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Crosland, Margaret.
Mysterious Mistress : The Life and Legend of Jane Shore.
Stroud : The History Press, ©2011
Named Person: Jane Shore; Jane Shore
Material Type: Document, Fiction, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Margaret Crosland
ISBN: 9780752470917 0752470914
OCLC Number: 779141173
Description: 1 online resource (342 pages)
Contents: Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Part One: The Life; One: Early Days, Early Years; Two: Growing Up; Three: Marriage is Destiny; Four: A Civil Contract; Five: Marriage, Divorce and Love; Six: Loss, Punishment and Penance; Seven: Last Years; Part Two: The Legend; Eight: 'for yet she liveth . . .'; Nine: A Female Icon?; Ten: The Early Ballads of Mistress Shore; Eleven: More Ballads, New Chapbooks; Twelve: The 'She-Tragedy'; Thirteen: Facts, Fiction and Fantasy; Fourteen: The Image of Jane Shore. Appendix I: Claims to the English Throne by Lancastrians and YorkistsAppendix II: Public Penance; Appendix III: John Lambert's Will; Notes and Sources; Bibliography.

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She is said to have been a benign influence - 'where men were out of favour, she would bring them in his grace' wrote Thomas More - even intervening to save Eton College and King's College from  Read more...

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