The story of the downfall of Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex. The story of Essex's last five years of triumph and disaster greatly affected his much loved sister Penelope Rich. Forced intoa legal marriage but bound by a youthful betrothal to the man she really loved, Essex had protected Penelope from the consequences of a scandal. But as Essex plunged into the political quagmire, Penelope's devotion to him fore-shadowed a terrible climax.
Used availability for Sheila Bishop's The Favourite Sister
September 1991 : UK Hardback
July 1974 : UK Hardback
May 1981 : USA Mass Market Paperback