Penelope Devereux was the brightest star who ever shone in the court of Queen Elizabeth I in 16th-century England, and this biography challenges the usual historians' view that she was merely a footnote to famous men's lives. Her life touched on every great event of the age—the execution of Mary Queen of Scots, the defeat of the Spanish Armada, the arrival of King James, and the Gunpowder Plot. She also knew many of the celebrated artistic figures of the day, including William Shakespeare. She was the most beautiful woman of her generation and muse to countless poets and musicians, yet she died in disgrace—a widow, outcast from court, and stripped of all her titles. Set against the character of Queen Elizabeth I and the staged pageantry of her Court, this dramatic and ultimately tragic story will have immediate appeal to all lovers of historical biographies.
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Sally Varlow is the author of A Reader’s Guide to Writers’ Britain and contributes to the Daily Telegraph, The Observer, Sunday Express, and The Times.Review:
"Really masterly. This authoritative history tells what eventually happened to 'The Other Boleyn Girl'—and her great-granddaughter, The Lady Penelope." —Philippa Gregory, author, The Other Boleyn Girl
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Descripción Andre Deutsch, 2009. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110233002650
Descripción Andre Deutsch, 2009. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. Reprint. Nº de ref. de la librería DADAX0233002650