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Elizabeth's Women by Tracy Borman
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May 23, 12

Read in May, 2012

A fascinating account of the women who were Elizabeth I's constant companions - her ladies-in-waiting, including the ladies of the bedchamber who slept in her room, washed and dressed her, and the ladies of the privy chamber who were her confidants and playmates, as well as being effectively enslaved to her, often bearing the brunt of her vicious temper. Particularly revealing on the dangerous flirtation between Elizabeth and Thomas Seymour, the new husband of her mother-in-law, Katherine Parr, when Elizabeth was in her impressionable early teens. A treasure trove for anyone researching the private life of this great queen.

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