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Elizabeth and Leicester

4.04  ·  Rating Details ·  26 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
An absorbing and illuminating account of the relationship between Robert Dudley and Queen Elizabeth I-a dramatic romance that has inspired countless films. Leicester's influence on the Queen was constant and incalculable, though he was reviled by his fellow courtiers, detested by the populace, and lampooned by writers. His character; lavish entertaining; encouragement of t ...more
Paperback, 384 pages
Published October 1st 2002 by Phoenix (first published January 1st 1961)
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Allen
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I thoroughly enjoyed this history of Elizabeth and Robert Dudley. The author gives the reader known facts, comments on speculation and rumor, and weaves a clear historical picture of Elizabeth I's relationship with Dudley and several of her important courtiers. She also gives a clear picture of life among the upper classes of England at that time.
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Dec 28, 2013 Ben rated it really liked it
This book was one of the books I read on the subject of the death of Amy Robsart. It is fairly well researched, however there are a few inaccuracies. They are not about any of the main details, however a better source is Chris Skidmore's Death and the Virgin Queen.
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From Elizabeth Jenkins' obituary in The New York Times:

As a novelist, Ms. Jenkins was best known for “The Tortoise and the Hare” (1954), the story of a disintegrating marriage between a barrister and his desperate wife that Hilary Mantel, writing in The Sunday Times of London in 1993, called “as smooth and seductive as a bowl of cream.” Its author, Ms. Mantel wrote, “seems to know a good deal abou
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