The Favourite: Ralegh and His Queen


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When the adventurer Walter Ralegh first encountered Elizabeth I he supposedly placed his cloak over a puddle and allowed the queen to walk across it. Thus began one of the most intriguing relationships between a monarch and her favourite. The Favourite explores the labyrinthine complexity of human emotion, ambition and ritual within the restricted confines of the Tudor court. Was the favourite a Machiavellian schemer who fooled the queen in her affections? Was Elizabeth willing to manipulate her courtier for her own ends? ...

The Favourite: Ralegh and His Queen 2012, Constable, London

ISBN-13: 9781780336589


The Favourite: Ralegh and His Queen 2011, Constable, London

ISBN-13: 9781845296797