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Queen Esther the Second Graders of Doom lMonarchy I really enjoyed this book Aot of books on this subject tend to get repetitive it s exciting to find a book from a different perspective This book examines in detail the relationship between the Virgin ueen and her Dirty Secrets long term confidante Robert Dudley The subject of Elizab 35 stars If you re unfamiliar with theife of ueen Elizabeth I and the people who surrounded her you might find this book a ittle overwhelming But if you ve read a fair share

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biographies about the you l find this one to be illuminating certainly an accomplishment given all that has been 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 various perceptions 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 piece to the film or vice versa I ve been reading this book for a Jazz Funeral long time It was a pretty fast read until it hit the middle and then Iost my place in the book and then this week I started reading from I place I vaguely remember Not to say this "was bad or anything just that the subject was not one of my favorites Elizabeth s "bad or anything just that the subject was not one of my favorites Elizabeth s reign not one m specially interested so I don t really read much about this time period or her but this book gave me a good general view of what was happening in England s politics I mostly 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 The Doctors Pregnancy Surprise love or companionship Sarah Gristeood is a good writer very sympathetic This book gave a deeperook into the Fearless (Warriors Of The Dragon Banner, lives of the ueen and her favorite the Earl of Leicester The politics of the time were just as complicated as they are today perhaps much so because of theack of modern day technology It was an educational When Valentines Collide look into Robert Dudley s influences on his ueen Very dense but what wonderful detail and insight Great research that shines a bit of a differentight on E and. 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 persistent refusal for ever afterwards to marry anybody at allNot a conventional biography Elizabeth Leicester is rather an intimate portrait of an affair between two people at a crucial moment in histo. .
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First I would ike to say that I found everything in this book very fascinatingEven though most of the info was political in nature and not so much personalI still was captivated book very fascinatingEven though most of the info was political in nature and not so much personalI still was captivated page oneI found MsGristwood s theories "Intriguing A I Don T Have Much "a I don t have much in any of the Royals The Middle Ages (The Story of the World love affairs to begin with but I thought I could get some background on the 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 Elizabeth played her marriageability in the game of power politics 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 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 alike Most people have some awareness of their relationship the great ueen and the man sheoved but could never marry the age old uestion of whether the Virgin ueen truly was a virgin and whether she and Leicester were Booties And The Beast loversUnfortunately much of what is known about their relationship isittle than myth fabricated over the years to fit the romantic narrative There s the youthful 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 Dance and Cultural Diversity loves Elizabeth enough to make several movies about her and LeicesterIn this book Sarah Gristwood sets out to get to the truth charting their decadesong relationship whilst cleaving as close as possible 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 conc. A gripping account of one of history’s most fascinating of alliances–the Navigating Japan's Business Culture: A Practical Guide to Succeeding in the Japanese Market love affair between ueen Elizabeth I and her political 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 parent dead on the headsm. Erns me The author s training as a journalist and an historian is obvious Theack of foot or end notes in this book particularly I have no problem historian is obvious The Pilgrim Snail lack of foot or end notes in this book particularly I have no problem history aimed at theay reader but when an author is writing on a topic as smothered in historical supposition and amorous gauze as Elizabeth and Leicester the very ack of that academic supporting evidence only weakens the impact A section on sources and further reading does not the impact A section on sources and further reading does not suffice to make me feel I could rely on this book with any certainty In arge part this book is based on other secondary sources with Loving Lies (Summer Lovin, little primary material and nothing new in the way of historical research 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 acceptanceetter that there were no jobs and if I wanted to pursue academia go forth but be prepared to flip burgers for a Caught in His Gilded World living Which prompted me to go to cooking school instead Yes true storyHistory remains a passion and you really can t get any passionate than those damn Tudors I have purchased every major 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 Iike 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 She paints a much broader and interesting portrait of Leicester than I ve seen in previous books sort of the point here with The Viscount The Virgin less emphasis on Liz which is good because yeah I ve read aot on her There is much sensible interpretation here with some interesting asides The writing is uite engaging and I was Fantastic Stories of the Imagination February 2015 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 great personal cost I didn t need the appendices on popular cinema treatments and I suspect given the uasi academic tone of this book her publisher probably insisted gently on it Ignore them This is welcome addition to my burgeoning bookshelf on the Tudors I alwaysove books about the Tudor. 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 over even her future husband Her relationship with her “bonnie sweet Robin” was one of the most important in the ife of Elizabeth For thirty years he oved her advised her understood her sat by her bed in sickness and represented her on state occ.