Bess of Hardwick: Portrait of an Elizabethan Dynast. David N. Durant

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Presenting afascinating biography of an extraordinary woman, thisis essential reading for those interested in the 16th century and Tudor history. Born the daughter of an impoverished Derbyshire squire, through a succession of advantageous marriages, Bess of Hardwick moved closer and closer to a position of power and influence in the heart of the royal court. As the Countess of Shrewsbury, she was the second most powerful woman in the land after Queen Elizabeth I. However, Bess of Hardwick was not just someone who married ...

Bess of Hardwick: Portrait of an Elizabethan Dynast. David N. Durant 2001, Peter Owen Publishers, London, England

ISBN-13: 9780720610789

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