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Bess of Hardwick 1527-1608: A Material Girl (Short Lives) by Kate Hubbard Online



Bess of Hardwick 1527-1608: A Material Girl  (Short Lives)

Bess of Hardwick 1527-1608: A Material Girl (Short Lives)

  • Title: Bess of Hardwick 1527-1608: A Material Girl (Short Lives)
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  • ISBN : 9780571208005
  • Format : Paperback
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  • Page : 96 pages


Short Lives is a revolutionary approach to books on history a series of brief biographies that go backstage to tell the real life stories behind the momentous events of the past The series focuses not only on the iconic figures, but also on the unassuming protagonists who played a vital role in their time Their stories are all the revealing because they come to his Short Lives is a revolutionary approach to books on history a series of brief biographies that go backstage to tell the real life stories behind the momentous events of the past The series focuses not only on the iconic figures, but also on the unassuming protagonists who played a vital role in their time Their stories are all the revealing because they come to history at an oblique angle Strikingly packaged and attractively priced, these books combine dynamic writing, compelling subjects, and editorial excellence.With the spirit of an adventuress and the heart of a shopkeeper, Elizabeth, Countess of Shrewsbury set out to leave her mark on 16 th century England A Derbyshire squire s daughter, she rose, via four well chosen husbands, to become the second richest woman after Queen Elizabeth I This is a story about mergers and acquisitions It is also the story of one woman s quest emerging triumphant from the wreckage of her final marriage to build the most beautiful house in the country In this sparkling biography, Kate Hubbard weaves the tale of Bess life into the construction of Hardwick Hall itself, revealing it to be not just a work of architectural genius, but the expression of a towering, intractable personality


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Bess of Hardwick 1527-1608: A Material Girl (Short Lives) Reviews (3)

  • A quick and brief read this may be, yet within it s ninety five pages is a very clear and concise biography of Elizabeth Countess of Shrewsbury, otherwise popularly known as Bess of Hardwick.Appropriately published by Short Books Ltd, Kate Hubbard has crammed Elizabeth Hardwick s long life,four mar [..]

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