Elizabeth and Essex

Elizabeth and Essex : A Tragic History

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One of the most famous and baffling romances in history-between Elizabeth I, Queen of England and Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex-began in May of 1587, when she was fifty-three and he was just shy of twenty. Their relationship continued until 1601, when the Earl of Essex was beheaded for treason. And, in a succession of brilliant scenes, Strachey portrays the Queen's and the Earl's compelling attraction for on another, their impassioned disagreements, and their mutual contest for power, which led to a final, tragic confrontation. Here we also have superb portraits of influential people of the time: Francis Bacon, Robert Cecil, Walter Raleigh, and other figures of the court who struggled to assert themselves in a kingdom that was primarily defined by her sovereign, and so now seen through history's lens as Elizabethan England.
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  • Paperback | 312 pages
  • 139.7 x 210.82 x 20.32mm | 408.23g
  • San Diego, CA, United States
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 0156027615
  • 9780156027618
  • 1,165,985

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