book cover of Elizabeth  &  Leicester
Added by 2 of our members

Elizabeth & Leicester

(2007)
The Truth about the Virgin Queen and the Man She Loved
A non fiction book by

 
 
Few relationships fire our imagination like that of Elizabeth I and the Earl of Leicester, Robert Dudley - the love affair immortalized in Philippa Gregory's The Virgin's Lover - but nearly fifty years have passed since a book has been dedicated solely to their lifelong love.

Soon after Elizabeth became queen she scandalized the royal court with her passionate obsession with the married Robert Dudley. When Dudley's wife mysteriously died two years later, there was rampant speculation that Elizabeth and Dudley would marry. Instead, over the next decades they formed a working partnership and an intimate bond of mutual dependence. Robert advised Elizabeth, serving as her counselor, unofficial consort, and army commander. He guarded her sickbed and represented her on state occasions. But despite her devotion, Elizabeth humiliated him, made him act as a go-between with her other suitors, and tried to imprison him when he finally remarried. Fueled by scandal and intrigue, this royal relationship was never dull.

Elizabeth & Leicester is an intimate, startling portrait of two people who transformed their age. For those who adore reading about the royals and the many fans of the Emmy Award- winning miniseries Elizabeth I and feature film Elizabeth, this is a story of enduring love that continues to speak to us today.



Similar books by other authors


Used availability for Sarah Gristwood's Elizabeth & Leicester

Hardback Editions

July 2007 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: Elizabeth & Leicester: Power, Passion, Politics
Author(s): Sarah Gristwood
ISBN: 0-670-01828-7 / 978-0-670-01828-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking Adult
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


February 2007 : USA Hardback
thumb

Title: Elizabeth & Leicester
Author(s): Sarah Gristwood
ISBN: 0-593-05600-0 / 978-0-593-05600-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam Press
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Paperback Editions

July 2017 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Elizabeth & Leicester
Author(s): Sarah Gristwood
ISBN: 0-85750-385-5 / 978-0-85750-385-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bantam
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon AU   


2010 : UK Paperback

Title: Elizabeth & Leicester (LARGE PRINT)
Author(s): Sarah Gristwood
ISBN: 1-4074-5406-4 / 978-1-4074-5406-1 (UK edition)
Publisher: Clipper Large Print
Availability: Amazon UK   


October 2008 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: Elizabeth & Leicester: The Truth about the Virgin Queen and the Man She Loved
Author(s): Sarah Gristwood
ISBN: 0-14-311449-2 / 978-0-14-311449-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Group
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


July 2008 : Paperback
thumb

Title: [(Elizabeth and Leicester )] [Author: Sarah Gristwood] [Jul-2008]
Author(s): Sarah Gristwood
Publisher: Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)
Availability: Amazon CA   


February 2008 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: Elizabeth & Leicester
Author(s): Sarah Gristwood
ISBN: 0-553-81786-8 / 978-0-553-81786-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Bantam
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

July 2007 : UK Audio Cassette
thumb

Title: Elizabeth and Leicester
Author(s): Sarah Gristwood
ISBN: 0-7531-3786-0 / 978-0-7531-3786-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


July 2007 : UK Audio CD
thumb

Title: Elizabeth and Leicester
Author(s): Sarah Gristwood
ISBN: 0-7531-2767-9 / 978-0-7531-2767-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: ISIS Audio Books
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Kindle Editions

October 2008 : USA Kindle edition
thumb

Title: Elizabeth and Leicester: The Truth about the Virgin Queen and the Man She Loved
Author(s): Sarah Gristwood
Publisher: Penguin Books
Availability: Amazon