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Rival to the Queen

Rival to the Queen

  • Title: Rival to the Queen
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  • ISBN : 9780312379742
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 296 pages


From the New York Times bestselling author of The Last Wife of Henry VIII comes a novel about the bitter rivalry between Queen Elizabeth I and her fascinating cousin, Lettice Knollys, for the love of one extraordinary man Powerful, dramatic and full of the rich history that has made Carolly Erickson s novels perennial bestsellers, this is the story of the only woman to ev From the New York Times bestselling author of The Last Wife of Henry VIII comes a novel about the bitter rivalry between Queen Elizabeth I and her fascinating cousin, Lettice Knollys, for the love of one extraordinary man Powerful, dramatic and full of the rich history that has made Carolly Erickson s novels perennial bestsellers, this is the story of the only woman to ever stand up to the Virgin Queen her own cousin, Lettie Knollys Far attractive than the queen, Lettie soon won the attention of the handsome and ambitious Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, a man so enad of the queen and determined to share her throne that it was rud he had murdered his own wife in order to become her royal consort The enigmatic Elizabeth allowed Dudley into her heart, and relied on his devoted service, but shied away from the personal and political risks of marriage.When Elizabeth discovered that he had married her cousin Lettie in secret, Lettie would pay a terrible price, fighting to keep her husband s love and ultimately losing her beloved son, the Earl of Essex, to the queen s headsman.This is the unforgettable story of two women related by blood, yet destined to clash over one of Tudor England s most charismatic men


Author Carolly Erickson

Distinguished historian Carolly Erickson is the author of The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette, The First Elizabeth, Great Catherine, Alexandra and many other prize winning works of fiction and nonfiction She lives in Hawaii.




Rival to the Queen Reviews (31)

  • I went into this knowing it was light and entertainment than historically correct, even though the back cover boasts full of the rich history After reading Legacy, I wanted to read about Lettice Knollys 50 pages in, I knew I couldn t go any farther It started with an obvious fictitious story about [..]

  • We all know about the passionate affairs between Elizabeth and Robert Dudley which honestly, I never understood because I seriously can t stand the entire Dudley family but we rarely get a glimpse into the effects on Elizabeth due to the marriage between Letticia Knollys and Robert Dudley I m much [..]

  • I cannot stand historical fiction books that make a mockery of the characters they are portraying history is full of great stories that do not need to be embellished with events that never happened or people never existed In the first 10 pages of this book the author introduces Lettie Knollys as the [..]

  • This novel, narrated by Lettice Knollys, who became the wife of Elizabeth I s great favorite Robert Dudley flowed nicely and wasn t as over the top as some of her historical entertainments are, but it s very much History Lite There were some scenes such as Dudley announcing to a room of courtiers in [..]

  • Much is known and written about Queen Elizabeth I There is less known about her cousin, a woman who lived and loved alongside Elizabeth and even married Elizabeth s closest ally and alleged lover Letitia Knollys was the granddaughter of Mary Boleyn, Ann Boleyn s sister Since Ann Boleyn was Henry VII [..]

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