Sarah Gristwood: Elizabeth Leicester



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Very dense but what wonderful detail and insight Great research that shines a bit of a different light on E and L This book gave a deeper look into the lives of the ueen and her favorite the Earl of Leicester The olitics of the time were just as complicated as they are today Felipa perhaps much so because of the lack of modern day technology It was an educational look into Robert Dudley s influences on his ueen I ve been reading this book for a long time It was aretty fast read until it hit the middle and then I lost my The Vavasour Macbeth place in the book and then this week I started reading from Ilace I vaguely remember Not to say this was bad or anything just that the subject was not one of my favorites Elizabeth s reign is not one I m specially interested so I don t really read much about this time The Blueprint (English Edition) period or her but this book gave me a good general view of what was happening in England solitics I mostly Crisis of the Strauss Divided picked it up because I was curious about Elizabeth and Robert Dudley s relationship how it was knowing she was a ueen and wouldn t marry just anyone but allowing this man to be that close maybe for love or companionship Sarah Gristeood is a good writer very sympathetic If you re unfamiliar with the life of ueen Elizabeth I and theeople who surrounded her you might find this book a little overwhelming But if you ve read a fair share of biographies about the ueen you ll find this one to be illuminating certainly an accomplishment given all that has been The Master Masons of Chartres published This author may do to Leicester what Antonia Fraser did for the revision of Marie Antoinette in history By the books end and after a very thorough analysis of the relationship and a respectful debate about the variouserceptions of Leicester you really have to revise your opinion of the man and of the virgin ueen I had recently seen the brilliant new film with the goddess Cate Blanchett and found the book an excellent companion VARSITY ABDL (Age Play, Forced Regression, Enema, Domestic Discipline, Spanking Romance) piece to the film or vice versa 35 stars I always love books about the Tudor monarchy I really enjoyed this book A lot of books on this subject tend to get repetitive it s exciting to find a book from a differenterspective This book examines in detail the relationship between the Virgin ueen and her long term confidante Robert Dudley The subject of Elizabeth and Robert is one that creates a lot of discussion and very divided opinions Most historians have different ideas about who controlled the relationship Was the ueen in complete control and Dudley her Road House - The Novel pawn Or was Robert theower behind the throne who had the most Gnosis powerful woman in the country under hisower Then there are the most famous uestions Who killed Robert Dudley s first wife Amy Was it an accident suicide or murder If it was murder who did it and what was the reason Was it for love or for Left to Die-a First Hand Account of Life in the Superdome during Hurricane Katrina political reasons The big uestion has always been did they or didn t they Was Elizabeth a true Vi. A gripping account of one of history’s most fascinating of alliances–the love affair between ueen Elizabeth I and herolitical advisor and confidant Robert Dudley Earl of LeicesterNo one knows uite when and where their relationship began though Leicester once said he’d known Elizabeth since she was eight years old They shared an important commonality of experience both with a arent dead on the headsm.

Rgin ueen or was Robert her secret lover Anyone who has read about Elizabeth s monarchy knows the uestions and robably has their own opinions I know I do Unfortunately it is really difficult to get the facts without an author s opinion clouding the isssue Some writers only give the facts as they want to see them or even exclude ideas documentation and contemperary accounts that don t agree with their The Wingman Chronicles preconcieved ideas All of that to say Sarah Gristwood doesn t force her opinion on the readers instead she gives every side to each controversial issue Sherovides detailed sources and Flood Legends provides some documentation that I had never seen before I liked how she would show some ideas as unlikely but she never says anything is completely impossible She simply examines all sides of an issue I would reccomend this book to anyone who loves Tudor or European history It wouldrobably be hard for someone who doesn t know a little about the The Best Of Saint Louis period to understandarts of this book because it assumes a basic knowledge of Tudor history It could also The Brother-Offended Checklist possibly be difficult for anyone who isn t interested in theeriod I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did Happy Reading In my youth god I can SAY that how horrible I was an English history major At UC Berkeley I actually toyed with the idea of getting a PhD applied was accepted and was informed in my acceptance letter that there were no jobs and if I wanted to ursue academia go forth but be repared to flip burgers for a living Which Detour (Something in Common, prompted me to go to cooking school instead Yes true storyHistory remains aassion and you really can t get any マジック・ツリーハウス〈1〉恐竜の谷の大冒険 passionate than those damn Tudors I haveurchased every major Bear Creek Road popular history on the Tudors and a goodly number of academic tomes on them and they continue to fascinateThis is another book on Elizabeth and Leicester It s well researched and I like how this author cites other author s theories this is a well travelled road and one hell of a crowded field because a tremendous amount of this is just that theory Sheaints a much broader and interesting Good Authority Good Authority portrait of Leicester than I ve seen inrevious books sort of the Carneycopia point here with less emphasis on Liz which is good because yeah I ve read a lot on her There is much sensible interpretation here with some interesting asides The writing is uite engaging and I was left with a sadness about these two They were of a kind The sort that took fate by its ears and wrestled it to the ground however at a greatersonal cost I didn t need the appendices on Captives of New Pompeii (New Pompeii, popular cinema treatments and I suspect given the uasi academic tone of this book herublisher robably insisted gently on it Ignore them This is welcome addition to my burgeoning bookshelf on the Tudors Elizabeth and Leicester the Virgin ueen and her sweet Robin are one of the great romances of history immortalised in history books and Hollywood movies al. An’s block both imprisoned in the Tower just yards away Within days of the death of her sister Mary he was at her side and within months openly spoken of as her lover even her future husband Her relationship with her “bonnie sweet Robin” was one of the most important in the life of Elizabeth For thirty years he loved her advised her understood her sat by her bed in sickness and represented her on state occ.

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Ike Most eople have some awareness of their relationship the great ueen and the man she loved but could never marry the age old uestion of whether the Virgin ueen truly was a virgin and whether she and Leicester were loversUnfortunately much of what is known about their relationship is little than myth fabricated over the years to fit the romantic narrative There s the youthful Beard Necessities (Winston Brothers, passion the drama of the death of Leicester s wife the on off on off nature of their entanglement Elizabeth s dangling of foreign marriages Leicester s covert relationships with other women No wonder Hollywood loves Elizabeth enough to make several movies about her and LeicesterIn this book Sarah Gristwood sets out to get to the truth charting their decades long relationship whilst cleaving as close asossible to documentary fact It s a thoroughly enjoyable read well written comprehensive and with an ever so slightly sentimental style that suits the topicHowever apart from the enjoyability of the read as history it concerns me The author s training as a journalist and not an historian is obvious The lack of foot or end notes in this book Alfie Outdoors particularly I have noroblem with history aimed at the lay reader but when an author is writing on a topic as smothered in historical supposition and amorous gauze as Elizabeth and Leicester the very lack of that academic supporting evidence only weakens the impact A section on sources and further reading does not uite suffice to make me feel I could rely on this book with any certainty In large The Agile Team Handbook, 2nd Edition part this book is based on other secondary sources with littlerimary material and nothing new in the way of historical research I don t have much interest in any of the Royals love affairs to begin with but I thought I could get some background on the Her Mothers Daughter politics of the time while waiting for the newest Shardlake to come out To her credit the author does spend considerable time and effort in explaining how Elizabethlayed her marriageability in the game of Howard Stern Comes Again powerolitics which is fairly interesting But about 23 through I just got tired of it Besides the author follows the convention of sometimes referring to Nobles by their given name sometimes by their family name sometimes by their honorific I get tired of keeping who s who s straight Besides I think a apt subtitle would be Speculations about the Virgin ueen since she speculates a good deal in a chatty conversationalist style I do not much enjoy Not a bad book just not interesting enough to me First I would like to say that I found everything in this book very fascinatingEven though most of the info was Spellbound political in nature and not so muchersonalI still was captivated from Cant Fake This page oneI found MsGristwood s theories intriguing and the writing and research seemed very well doneBut I was hoping for a intimateortrayal of their relationship and I just didn t feel this was Asions Yet much of the fascination in their relationship comes from what is not on display the sudden death some said murder of Leicester’s wife which damaged his reputation irretrievably; and Elizabeth’s Writing Myths persistent refusal for ever afterwards to marry anybody at allNot a conventional biography Elizabeth Leicester is rather an intimateortrait of an affair between two eople at a crucial moment in histo.

Sarah Gristwood attended Oxford and then worked as a journalist specializing in the arts and women's issues She has contributed to The Times Guardian Independent and Evening Standard