Elizabeth's Rival: The Tumultuous Life of the Countess of Leicester: The Romance and Conspiracy that Threatened Queen Elizabeth's Court

Elizabeth's Rival: The Tumultuous Life of the Countess of Leicester: The Romance and Conspiracy that Threatened Queen Elizabeth's Court

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 wors A kinswoman to Elizabeth I, Lettice Knollys had begun the Queen?s glittering reign basking in favor and success....

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Title:Elizabeth's Rival: The Tumultuous Life of the Countess of Leicester: The Romance and Conspiracy that Threatened Queen Elizabeth's Court
Author:Nicola Tallis
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Genres:History
ISBN:168177657X
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

Elizabeth's Rival: The Tumultuous Life of the Countess of Leicester: The Romance and Conspiracy that Threatened Queen Elizabeth's Court Reviews

  • Kori
    May 12, 2018
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    Dec 18, 2017
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    Apr 01, 2018
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  • Rebecca Hill
    Mar 05, 2018
    Elizabeth I was the glittering jewel in her court, and she was unwilling to share any of the limelight with anyone. As her reign progressed, she made her feelings on marriage well known, and many in her court were afraid to ask her permission to get married. Some married in secret, and...
  • Samantha
    Apr 17, 2018
    I received a copy of this book from the Goodreads giveaway program. Well researched, well written account. Highly informative and enjoyable. ...
  • Parker
    Apr 15, 2018
    This is the first biography of Lettice Knollys, the woman who stole Robert Dudley's heart. Tallis puts her life into larger perspective of the Elizabethan era, dealing a lot with the politics. I really enjoyed the book (must admit that I'm biased, as Lettice is one of my favourite peop...
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    May 23, 2018
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    Feb 05, 2018
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  • Adrienne Dillard
    Feb 06, 2018
    Full review to come. ...
  • Laura
    Apr 06, 2018
    I enjoyed learning above Lettice Knollys as she is one of my favorite characters from the Tudor/Stuart eras. The book was well researched and certainly unique in that it covered a character who serves only minimal roles in novels and history. There truly is a lot more to Lettice. Howev...
  • Mike Shoop
    Apr 12, 2018
    Excellent, readable, well-researched biography of Lettice Knollys, Elizabeth I's greatest romantic rival. She was the queen's own close kinswoman and even resembled her, yet when Lettice dared to marry in secret in 1578, she incurred the wrath of the queen, especially because she wed t...
  • Patty
    Mar 25, 2018
    Not what I thought at all! I thought it was historical fiction when it wasn't even fiction at all...could not read it...boring boring boring ...just factual information about her. ...
  • Sue
    Jan 27, 2018
    Nicola Tallis has written a rich and enthralling book not only about the life of Lettice Knollys but also about the complexities of the life of the English nobility where wealth, power and reputation were all. The author provides a large amount of information as we follow Lettice, her...
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    Jan 24, 2018
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  • Helen Carolan
    Nov 22, 2017
    An interesting read about Lettice Knollys, the woman who managed to steal the earl of Leicester from under queen Elizabeth 1st's nose. Considering she lived a long life through an incredible period very little has been written about her before. Here Tallis gives a wonderful account of ...
  • G. Lawrence
    May 13, 2018
    Excellent book, well written and researched. A treat for any Tudor fan. ...
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    May 05, 2018
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  • Janet Russell
    Dec 11, 2017
    A long winded tale! Heard of the lovely lady Essex! The lady who stole Elizabeth I paramour but never knew the details until now! She had a long and varied life Long being literal in the length of this book very long indeed! If you ever wanted to know about this famous lady this is ...
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    May 16, 2018
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    Apr 08, 2018
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    Feb 11, 2018
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  • Sophie Meulemans
    Mar 06, 2018
    Wonderfull book i enjoyed iT very much! Never could i really find something about lettice knollys so Nicola fulfilled my dream book? ...
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    May 23, 2018
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