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Bess Of Hardwick: First Lady of Chatsworth Paperback – 3 Aug 2006
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Lovell rehabilitates Bess's reputation, showing that she was shrewd rather than shrewish, kind rather than cold (THE TIMES)
This wonderfully researched book is an intimate portrait of [Bess's] life and a vivid insight into life in Tudor society (SUNDAY EXPRESS)
Lovell has excelled at bringing the Tudor Age to exuberant life... altogether this is a rattling good read (Hugh Massingberd, MAIL ON SUNDAY)
The best account yet available of this shrewd, enigmatic and remarkable woman (SUNDAY TIMES)
* A biography of one of the most remarkable women of the Tudor era - next to Queen Elizabeth the most powerful woman in England.See all Product description
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Bess is a fascinating subject. Although she accumulated her wealth partly through a series of good marriages, she was a woman who had extraordinary business acumen for her time, and who believed in fighting for her rights. We are also given interesting insights into the imprisonment of Mary Queen of Scots (one of Bess's husbands, the Earl of Shrewsbury, was responsible for Mary's security for 15 years of her imprisonment). Elizabeth I is another of the principal characters as Bess was part of her close entourage at an early age and they remained lifelong friends. And I learnt something of the life of Arbella, Bess's granddaughter, who has been the subject of a recent biography by another writer.
If you are interested in the Tudor period, in strong women, and in seriously good biographies, this book is for you. Superb.
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