Elizabeth and Leicester: The Truth about the Virgin Queen and the Man She Loved

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Penguin, Oct 28, 2008 - History - 416 pages
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View our feature on Sarah Gristwood’s Elizabeth & Leicester.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, Politics

User Review  - CS Burrough - Goodreads

After thoroughly enjoying Sarah Gristwood's other historical biographies, it was with eager anticipation that I turned to this. The legendary courtship between my favourite Tudor monarch and her ... Read full review

Review: Elizabeth & Leicester: Power, Passion, Politics

User Review  - James - Goodreads

The relationship of Queen Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester- her "eyes" as she famously nicknamed him, has continued to fascinate historians, novelists and film and TV producers ... Read full review


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