Elizabeth and Leicester: The Truth about the Virgin Queen and the Man She Loved (Google eBook)
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Though the story has been told on film—and whispered in historic gossip—this is the first book in almost fifty years to solely explore the great queen’s attachment to her beloved Robert Dudley, the Earl of Leicester. Fueled by scandal and intrigue, their relationship set the explosive connection between public and private life in sixteenth-century England in bold relief. Why did they never marry? How much of what seemed a passionate obsession was actually political convenience? Elizabeth and Leicester reignites this 400- year-old love story in a book for anyone interested in Elizabethan literature.
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Review: Elizabeth & Leicester: Power, Passion, PoliticsUser Review - Daniel Kukwa - Goodreads
A thoroughly-researched, well written overview of an epic relationship. That said, I'm surprised by how much of it simply confirms what I've read in other sources -- there's a bit of same-old/same-old ... Read full review
Review: Elizabeth & Leicester: Power, Passion, PoliticsUser Review - Lezley - Goodreads
Another well researched, enjoyable read by Sarah Gristwood. This book gives us an appreciation for Robert Dudley that is beyond the self-serving Earl that we most often read about. If only Elizabeth ... Read full review
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