The Word of a Prince: A Life of Elizabeth I from Contemporary Documents

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Boydell Press, 1999 - 267 Seiten
A new approach to historical biography - she has studied both the original sources and recent works of scholarship and has a thorough understanding of the period. SUNDAY TIMES

Until Maria Perry began her exploration of Elizabeth's papers, this vivid raw material had only been partially studied. From it, a fresh portrait of Elizabeth emerges, one which is often more cohesive and less baffling than some offered by her biographers. The dangers and insecurities of her early life, her sense of divine protection, her formidable education, all stand out as crucial elements in the formation of her character; but behind the acquired circumspection lies a personality of great warmth and spirit. On the teasing questions of love, marriage and virginity, the letters and speeches offer oblique comment; it seems certain that Robert Dudley was her one true love, and that she felt his second marriage to Lettice Knollys as a bitter betrayal.

MARIA PERRY is a graduate of Somerville College, Oxford, where she read history. e read history. e read history. e read history.
 

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CHAPTER I
66
Much suspected In a worse case than the worst prisoners in Newgate Kept a great
79
Whensoever time and power may serve To make a good account to Almighty God
92
CHAPTER VII
115
CHAPTER VIII
129
One mistress but no master Yonder long lad A faithful cousin and friend Charged
143
CHAPTER X
162
were a milkmaid with a pail on my arm Excessive and terrible shedding of Christian
181
CHAPTER XII
210
our trust in God You have made me famous dreadful and renowned The law
236
INDEX
261

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