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

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

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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
Title
Elizabeth's rival
Title remainder
the tumultuous life of the Countess of Leicester : the romance and conspiracy that threatened Queen Elizabeth's court
Statement of responsibility
Nicola Tallis
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Tallis, Nicola
Dewey number
941.05
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA358.L53
LC item number
T35 2018
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Leicester, Lettice Dudley
  • Elizabeth
  • Leicester, Robert Dudley
  • Great Britain
  • Biographies
Target audience
adult
Label
Elizabeth's rival : the tumultuous life of the Countess of Leicester : the romance and conspiracy that threatened Queen Elizabeth's court, Nicola Tallis
Instantiates
Publication
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 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 -- 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-- place to visit
Control code
sky292096461
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xxxii, 400 pages, 16 pages unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781681776576
Issuing body
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.
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
kp 03/18
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Elizabeth's rival : the tumultuous life of the Countess of Leicester : the romance and conspiracy that threatened Queen Elizabeth's court, Nicola Tallis
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 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 -- 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-- place to visit
Control code
sky292096461
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xxxii, 400 pages, 16 pages unnumbered plates
Isbn
9781681776576
Issuing body
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.
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Note
kp 03/18
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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