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Elizabeth and Leicester

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Elizabeth and Leicester by Sarah Gristwood
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Oct 28, 2008 | ISBN 9780143114499

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“Quite simply one of the most enthralling history books I’ve ever read.”—Alison Weir, author of The Life of Elizabeth I

“Gristwood . . . parses out what we do know about this pair and what information fuels many of the more titillating conclusions people have drawn over the years.”—Chicago Sun-Times

“Vivacious and absorbing . . . Full of intriguing suggestions, stimulating analogies and shrewd connections.”—The Sunday Times (London)

Table Of Contents

Elizabeth & LeicesterPreface

1. ‘Some secret constellation’: 1533-1536
2. ‘Her eighth year’: 1536-1547
3. ‘The occasion of his utter undoing’: 1547-1553
4. ‘This night I think to die’: 1553-1559
5. ‘The King that is to be’: spring 1559-summer 1560
6. ‘So sudden a chance’: autumn 1560
7. ‘Maiden honour and integrity’: 1560-1561
8. ‘Not yet towards a marriage’: 1561-1565
9. ‘Majesty and love do not sit well together’: 1565-1567
10. ‘The daughter of debate’: 1568-1569
11. ‘The great Lord’: the 1570s
12. ‘Our estate requireth a match’: 1570-1572
13. ‘I have long both loved and liked you’: 1573-1575
14. ‘Dishonorable brutes’: 1576-1579
15. ‘The greatest prince in Christendom’: 1578-1582
16. ‘In times of distress’: 1582-1584
17. ‘Her Majesty will make trial of me’: 1585-1588
18. ‘A thing whereof we can admit no comfort’: 1588
19. ‘To end this life for her service’

Appendix I: The second Robert Dudley
Appendix II: The Arthur Dudley mystery
Afterword: some fictional treatments
Notes on sources
Picture acknowledgments

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