Bess: The Life of Lady Raleigh, Wife to Sir Walter

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The previously untold remarkable life of Bess Ralegh, the woman behind Sir Walter Ralegh and ahead of her time. From the start of her liaison with Sir Walter Ralegh, Beth Throckmorton, maid of honour to Queen Elizabeth I, was thrown into the dangerous and violent political world of Elizabethan England. Overlooked by the court and high society, dismissed with no rights as a woman in a fiercely male establishment, she was forced to play for high stakes. Her acute intelligence and commercial acumen ensured her survival. Indeed ...

Bess: The Life of Lady Raleigh, Wife to Sir Walter 2004, Constable, London

ISBN-13: 9781841195421

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