Elizabeth's Rival: The Tumultuous Life of the Countess of Leicester: The Romance and Conspiracy that Threatened Queen Elizabeth's Court

Elizabeth's Rival: The Tumultuous Life of the Countess of Leicester: The Romance and Conspiracy that Threatened Queen Elizabeth's Court

A kinswoman to Elizabeth I, Lettice Knollys had begun the Queen?s glittering reign basking in favor and success.  It was an honor that she would enjoy for two decades. However, on the morning of September 21st, 1578, Lettice made a fateful decision.  When the Queen learned of it, the consequences were swift. Lettice had dared to marry without the Queen?s consent.  But wors A kinswoman to Elizabeth I, Lettice Knollys had begun the Queen?s glittering reign basking in favor and success....

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Title:Elizabeth's Rival: The Tumultuous Life of the Countess of Leicester: The Romance and Conspiracy that Threatened Queen Elizabeth's Court
Author:Nicola Tallis
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Genres:History
ISBN:168177657X
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:352 pages pages

Elizabeth's Rival: The Tumultuous Life of the Countess of Leicester: The Romance and Conspiracy that Threatened Queen Elizabeth's Court Reviews

  • Manda
    Jun 24, 2018

    Readers of Elizabethan history are familiar with the figurehead of Lettice Knollys: a kinswoman of Elizabeth, Lettice became Elizabeth?s direct rival by marrying her royal favorite and husband-in-everything-but-name, Robert Dudley. Lettice lived a life of intrigue which more-than mer...

    Three little words.  When separate or combined with nearly any other words in the English language, they seem innocuous.  Downright innocent, even. When you string them together, well that?s when they become the hardest words to say: I was wrong.  Yes, you read that right.  I wa...

    An interesting read about Lettice Knollys, the woman who managed to steal the earl of Leicester from under queen Elizabeth 1st's nose. Considering she lived a long life through an incredible period very little has been written about her before. Here Tallis gives a wonderful account of ...

    Excellent, readable, well-researched biography of Lettice Knollys, Elizabeth I's greatest romantic rival. She was the queen's own close kinswoman and even resembled her, yet when Lettice dared to marry in secret in 1578, she incurred the wrath of the queen, especially because she wed t...

    Excellent book, well written and researched. A treat for any Tudor fan. ...

    While I had some knowledge of Lettice Knollys prior to this book, it was pretty limited to knowing she married Elizabeth I favorite Robert Dudley and payed the price. This was a well researched and interesting look at a woman who lived through the reigns of the Tudors to the Stuarts pr...

    This is the first biography of Lettice Knollys, the woman who stole Robert Dudley's heart. Tallis puts her life into larger perspective of the Elizabethan era, dealing a lot with the politics. I really enjoyed the book (must admit that I'm biased, as Lettice is one of my favourite peop...

    A long winded tale! Heard of the lovely lady Essex! The lady who stole Elizabeth I paramour but never knew the details until now! She had a long and varied life Long being literal in the length of this book very long indeed! If you ever wanted to know about this famous lady this is ...

    Elizabeth I was the glittering jewel in her court, and she was unwilling to share any of the limelight with anyone. As her reign progressed, she made her feelings on marriage well known, and many in her court were afraid to ask her permission to get married. Some married in secret, and...

    I love Tudor history. I devour non-fiction and fiction alike, and so I knew who Lettice was, and her story. I couldn?t wait to read this, to gain some more insight into a fascinating woman and her long life. Unfortunately the only detail here is from her household inventories, just...

    This is a biography that was long overdue. Many books and films have documented the life of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, and their connections to Elizabeth I, but none has yet focused on the other woman who loved them most - Lettice Knollys, Lei...

  • Liz
    Nov 27, 2018

    Readers of Elizabethan history are familiar with the figurehead of Lettice Knollys: a kinswoman of Elizabeth, Lettice became Elizabeth?s direct rival by marrying her royal favorite and husband-in-everything-but-name, Robert Dudley. Lettice lived a life of intrigue which more-than mer...

    Three little words.  When separate or combined with nearly any other words in the English language, they seem innocuous.  Downright innocent, even. When you string them together, well that?s when they become the hardest words to say: I was wrong.  Yes, you read that right.  I wa...

    An interesting read about Lettice Knollys, the woman who managed to steal the earl of Leicester from under queen Elizabeth 1st's nose. Considering she lived a long life through an incredible period very little has been written about her before. Here Tallis gives a wonderful account of ...

    Excellent, readable, well-researched biography of Lettice Knollys, Elizabeth I's greatest romantic rival. She was the queen's own close kinswoman and even resembled her, yet when Lettice dared to marry in secret in 1578, she incurred the wrath of the queen, especially because she wed t...

    Excellent book, well written and researched. A treat for any Tudor fan. ...

    While I had some knowledge of Lettice Knollys prior to this book, it was pretty limited to knowing she married Elizabeth I favorite Robert Dudley and payed the price. This was a well researched and interesting look at a woman who lived through the reigns of the Tudors to the Stuarts pr...

  • LydiaJoy
    Dec 02, 2018

    Readers of Elizabethan history are familiar with the figurehead of Lettice Knollys: a kinswoman of Elizabeth, Lettice became Elizabeth?s direct rival by marrying her royal favorite and husband-in-everything-but-name, Robert Dudley. Lettice lived a life of intrigue which more-than mer...

    Three little words.  When separate or combined with nearly any other words in the English language, they seem innocuous.  Downright innocent, even. When you string them together, well that?s when they become the hardest words to say: I was wrong.  Yes, you read that right.  I wa...

    An interesting read about Lettice Knollys, the woman who managed to steal the earl of Leicester from under queen Elizabeth 1st's nose. Considering she lived a long life through an incredible period very little has been written about her before. Here Tallis gives a wonderful account of ...

    Excellent, readable, well-researched biography of Lettice Knollys, Elizabeth I's greatest romantic rival. She was the queen's own close kinswoman and even resembled her, yet when Lettice dared to marry in secret in 1578, she incurred the wrath of the queen, especially because she wed t...

    Excellent book, well written and researched. A treat for any Tudor fan. ...

    While I had some knowledge of Lettice Knollys prior to this book, it was pretty limited to knowing she married Elizabeth I favorite Robert Dudley and payed the price. This was a well researched and interesting look at a woman who lived through the reigns of the Tudors to the Stuarts pr...

    This is the first biography of Lettice Knollys, the woman who stole Robert Dudley's heart. Tallis puts her life into larger perspective of the Elizabethan era, dealing a lot with the politics. I really enjoyed the book (must admit that I'm biased, as Lettice is one of my favourite peop...

    A long winded tale! Heard of the lovely lady Essex! The lady who stole Elizabeth I paramour but never knew the details until now! She had a long and varied life Long being literal in the length of this book very long indeed! If you ever wanted to know about this famous lady this is ...

    Elizabeth I was the glittering jewel in her court, and she was unwilling to share any of the limelight with anyone. As her reign progressed, she made her feelings on marriage well known, and many in her court were afraid to ask her permission to get married. Some married in secret, and...

    I love Tudor history. I devour non-fiction and fiction alike, and so I knew who Lettice was, and her story. I couldn?t wait to read this, to gain some more insight into a fascinating woman and her long life. Unfortunately the only detail here is from her household inventories, just...

    This is a biography that was long overdue. Many books and films have documented the life of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, and their connections to Elizabeth I, but none has yet focused on the other woman who loved them most - Lettice Knollys, Lei...

    I enjoyed learning above Lettice Knollys as she is one of my favorite characters from the Tudor/Stuart eras. The book was well researched and certainly unique in that it covered a character who serves only minimal roles in novels and history. There truly is a lot more to Lettice. Howev...

    Nicola Tallis has written a rich and enthralling book not only about the life of Lettice Knollys but also about the complexities of the life of the English nobility where wealth, power and reputation were all. The author provides a large amount of information as we follow Lettice, her...

    I had to leave a review for this book as none so far have been written! This is the first book I've read by historian Nicola Tallis, and I'm so glad I did. If you enjoy the history of the tudors, and it being written in a way that's not too heavy or difficult to read, I would highly re...

    This is a really interesting and easy to read biography of an extraordinary life in Tudor England. The author has conducted extensive research (my Kindle edition finishes showing 65% read so the remainder is references!) and, most importantly, has written in style that is interesting a...

    A very interesting biography of Lettice Knollys and very readable. There is a lot of conjecture, largely due to a shortage of archive information about this lady, and assumptions must not be read as facts. ...

    Well researched book I enjoyed reading the book. Full of historical facts. I didn?t know much about Lettice Knollys and found out a lot more about the whole family. ...

    I received a copy of this book from the Goodreads giveaway program. Well researched, well written account. Highly informative and enjoyable. ...

    A very enjoyable history lesson about an important woman. While I have read much about Tudor England, I learned a ton from Nicola Tallis' perspective. Three stars because it dragged a bit in spots. ...

    This more a book about Elizabeth rather than Lettice but some good bits in it too. ...

    Not what I thought at all! I thought it was historical fiction when it wasn't even fiction at all...could not read it...boring boring boring ...just factual information about her. ...

    Wonderfull book i enjoyed iT very much! Never could i really find something about lettice knollys so Nicola fulfilled my dream book? ...

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  • Caitlin
    Aug 14, 2018

    Readers of Elizabethan history are familiar with the figurehead of Lettice Knollys: a kinswoman of Elizabeth, Lettice became Elizabeth?s direct rival by marrying her royal favorite and husband-in-everything-but-name, Robert Dudley. Lettice lived a life of intrigue which more-than mer...

    Three little words.  When separate or combined with nearly any other words in the English language, they seem innocuous.  Downright innocent, even. When you string them together, well that?s when they become the hardest words to say: I was wrong.  Yes, you read that right.  I wa...

    An interesting read about Lettice Knollys, the woman who managed to steal the earl of Leicester from under queen Elizabeth 1st's nose. Considering she lived a long life through an incredible period very little has been written about her before. Here Tallis gives a wonderful account of ...

    Excellent, readable, well-researched biography of Lettice Knollys, Elizabeth I's greatest romantic rival. She was the queen's own close kinswoman and even resembled her, yet when Lettice dared to marry in secret in 1578, she incurred the wrath of the queen, especially because she wed t...

    Excellent book, well written and researched. A treat for any Tudor fan. ...

    While I had some knowledge of Lettice Knollys prior to this book, it was pretty limited to knowing she married Elizabeth I favorite Robert Dudley and payed the price. This was a well researched and interesting look at a woman who lived through the reigns of the Tudors to the Stuarts pr...

    This is the first biography of Lettice Knollys, the woman who stole Robert Dudley's heart. Tallis puts her life into larger perspective of the Elizabethan era, dealing a lot with the politics. I really enjoyed the book (must admit that I'm biased, as Lettice is one of my favourite peop...

    A long winded tale! Heard of the lovely lady Essex! The lady who stole Elizabeth I paramour but never knew the details until now! She had a long and varied life Long being literal in the length of this book very long indeed! If you ever wanted to know about this famous lady this is ...

    Elizabeth I was the glittering jewel in her court, and she was unwilling to share any of the limelight with anyone. As her reign progressed, she made her feelings on marriage well known, and many in her court were afraid to ask her permission to get married. Some married in secret, and...

    I love Tudor history. I devour non-fiction and fiction alike, and so I knew who Lettice was, and her story. I couldn?t wait to read this, to gain some more insight into a fascinating woman and her long life. Unfortunately the only detail here is from her household inventories, just...

    This is a biography that was long overdue. Many books and films have documented the life of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, and their connections to Elizabeth I, but none has yet focused on the other woman who loved them most - Lettice Knollys, Lei...

    I enjoyed learning above Lettice Knollys as she is one of my favorite characters from the Tudor/Stuart eras. The book was well researched and certainly unique in that it covered a character who serves only minimal roles in novels and history. There truly is a lot more to Lettice. Howev...

    Nicola Tallis has written a rich and enthralling book not only about the life of Lettice Knollys but also about the complexities of the life of the English nobility where wealth, power and reputation were all. The author provides a large amount of information as we follow Lettice, her...

    I had to leave a review for this book as none so far have been written! This is the first book I've read by historian Nicola Tallis, and I'm so glad I did. If you enjoy the history of the tudors, and it being written in a way that's not too heavy or difficult to read, I would highly re...

    This is a really interesting and easy to read biography of an extraordinary life in Tudor England. The author has conducted extensive research (my Kindle edition finishes showing 65% read so the remainder is references!) and, most importantly, has written in style that is interesting a...

    A very interesting biography of Lettice Knollys and very readable. There is a lot of conjecture, largely due to a shortage of archive information about this lady, and assumptions must not be read as facts. ...

    Well researched book I enjoyed reading the book. Full of historical facts. I didn?t know much about Lettice Knollys and found out a lot more about the whole family. ...

    I received a copy of this book from the Goodreads giveaway program. Well researched, well written account. Highly informative and enjoyable. ...

    A very enjoyable history lesson about an important woman. While I have read much about Tudor England, I learned a ton from Nicola Tallis' perspective. Three stars because it dragged a bit in spots. ...

    This more a book about Elizabeth rather than Lettice but some good bits in it too. ...

    Not what I thought at all! I thought it was historical fiction when it wasn't even fiction at all...could not read it...boring boring boring ...just factual information about her. ...

    Wonderfull book i enjoyed iT very much! Never could i really find something about lettice knollys so Nicola fulfilled my dream book? ...

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  • Rebecca Hill
    Mar 05, 2018

    Readers of Elizabethan history are familiar with the figurehead of Lettice Knollys: a kinswoman of Elizabeth, Lettice became Elizabeth?s direct rival by marrying her royal favorite and husband-in-everything-but-name, Robert Dudley. Lettice lived a life of intrigue which more-than mer...

    Three little words.  When separate or combined with nearly any other words in the English language, they seem innocuous.  Downright innocent, even. When you string them together, well that?s when they become the hardest words to say: I was wrong.  Yes, you read that right.  I wa...

    An interesting read about Lettice Knollys, the woman who managed to steal the earl of Leicester from under queen Elizabeth 1st's nose. Considering she lived a long life through an incredible period very little has been written about her before. Here Tallis gives a wonderful account of ...

    Excellent, readable, well-researched biography of Lettice Knollys, Elizabeth I's greatest romantic rival. She was the queen's own close kinswoman and even resembled her, yet when Lettice dared to marry in secret in 1578, she incurred the wrath of the queen, especially because she wed t...

    Excellent book, well written and researched. A treat for any Tudor fan. ...

    While I had some knowledge of Lettice Knollys prior to this book, it was pretty limited to knowing she married Elizabeth I favorite Robert Dudley and payed the price. This was a well researched and interesting look at a woman who lived through the reigns of the Tudors to the Stuarts pr...

    This is the first biography of Lettice Knollys, the woman who stole Robert Dudley's heart. Tallis puts her life into larger perspective of the Elizabethan era, dealing a lot with the politics. I really enjoyed the book (must admit that I'm biased, as Lettice is one of my favourite peop...

    A long winded tale! Heard of the lovely lady Essex! The lady who stole Elizabeth I paramour but never knew the details until now! She had a long and varied life Long being literal in the length of this book very long indeed! If you ever wanted to know about this famous lady this is ...

    Elizabeth I was the glittering jewel in her court, and she was unwilling to share any of the limelight with anyone. As her reign progressed, she made her feelings on marriage well known, and many in her court were afraid to ask her permission to get married. Some married in secret, and...

  • Orsolya
    Jul 16, 2018

    Readers of Elizabethan history are familiar with the figurehead of Lettice Knollys: a kinswoman of Elizabeth, Lettice became Elizabeth?s direct rival by marrying her royal favorite and husband-in-everything-but-name, Robert Dudley. Lettice lived a life of intrigue which more-than mer...

  • Karen Mitchell
    Jun 08, 2018

    Readers of Elizabethan history are familiar with the figurehead of Lettice Knollys: a kinswoman of Elizabeth, Lettice became Elizabeth?s direct rival by marrying her royal favorite and husband-in-everything-but-name, Robert Dudley. Lettice lived a life of intrigue which more-than mer...

    Three little words.  When separate or combined with nearly any other words in the English language, they seem innocuous.  Downright innocent, even. When you string them together, well that?s when they become the hardest words to say: I was wrong.  Yes, you read that right.  I wa...

    An interesting read about Lettice Knollys, the woman who managed to steal the earl of Leicester from under queen Elizabeth 1st's nose. Considering she lived a long life through an incredible period very little has been written about her before. Here Tallis gives a wonderful account of ...

    Excellent, readable, well-researched biography of Lettice Knollys, Elizabeth I's greatest romantic rival. She was the queen's own close kinswoman and even resembled her, yet when Lettice dared to marry in secret in 1578, she incurred the wrath of the queen, especially because she wed t...

    Excellent book, well written and researched. A treat for any Tudor fan. ...

    While I had some knowledge of Lettice Knollys prior to this book, it was pretty limited to knowing she married Elizabeth I favorite Robert Dudley and payed the price. This was a well researched and interesting look at a woman who lived through the reigns of the Tudors to the Stuarts pr...

    This is the first biography of Lettice Knollys, the woman who stole Robert Dudley's heart. Tallis puts her life into larger perspective of the Elizabethan era, dealing a lot with the politics. I really enjoyed the book (must admit that I'm biased, as Lettice is one of my favourite peop...

    A long winded tale! Heard of the lovely lady Essex! The lady who stole Elizabeth I paramour but never knew the details until now! She had a long and varied life Long being literal in the length of this book very long indeed! If you ever wanted to know about this famous lady this is ...

    Elizabeth I was the glittering jewel in her court, and she was unwilling to share any of the limelight with anyone. As her reign progressed, she made her feelings on marriage well known, and many in her court were afraid to ask her permission to get married. Some married in secret, and...

    I love Tudor history. I devour non-fiction and fiction alike, and so I knew who Lettice was, and her story. I couldn?t wait to read this, to gain some more insight into a fascinating woman and her long life. Unfortunately the only detail here is from her household inventories, just...

  • Samantha
    Apr 17, 2018

    Readers of Elizabethan history are familiar with the figurehead of Lettice Knollys: a kinswoman of Elizabeth, Lettice became Elizabeth?s direct rival by marrying her royal favorite and husband-in-everything-but-name, Robert Dudley. Lettice lived a life of intrigue which more-than mer...

    Three little words.  When separate or combined with nearly any other words in the English language, they seem innocuous.  Downright innocent, even. When you string them together, well that?s when they become the hardest words to say: I was wrong.  Yes, you read that right.  I wa...

    An interesting read about Lettice Knollys, the woman who managed to steal the earl of Leicester from under queen Elizabeth 1st's nose. Considering she lived a long life through an incredible period very little has been written about her before. Here Tallis gives a wonderful account of ...

    Excellent, readable, well-researched biography of Lettice Knollys, Elizabeth I's greatest romantic rival. She was the queen's own close kinswoman and even resembled her, yet when Lettice dared to marry in secret in 1578, she incurred the wrath of the queen, especially because she wed t...

    Excellent book, well written and researched. A treat for any Tudor fan. ...

    While I had some knowledge of Lettice Knollys prior to this book, it was pretty limited to knowing she married Elizabeth I favorite Robert Dudley and payed the price. This was a well researched and interesting look at a woman who lived through the reigns of the Tudors to the Stuarts pr...

    This is the first biography of Lettice Knollys, the woman who stole Robert Dudley's heart. Tallis puts her life into larger perspective of the Elizabethan era, dealing a lot with the politics. I really enjoyed the book (must admit that I'm biased, as Lettice is one of my favourite peop...

    A long winded tale! Heard of the lovely lady Essex! The lady who stole Elizabeth I paramour but never knew the details until now! She had a long and varied life Long being literal in the length of this book very long indeed! If you ever wanted to know about this famous lady this is ...

    Elizabeth I was the glittering jewel in her court, and she was unwilling to share any of the limelight with anyone. As her reign progressed, she made her feelings on marriage well known, and many in her court were afraid to ask her permission to get married. Some married in secret, and...

    I love Tudor history. I devour non-fiction and fiction alike, and so I knew who Lettice was, and her story. I couldn?t wait to read this, to gain some more insight into a fascinating woman and her long life. Unfortunately the only detail here is from her household inventories, just...

    This is a biography that was long overdue. Many books and films have documented the life of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, and their connections to Elizabeth I, but none has yet focused on the other woman who loved them most - Lettice Knollys, Lei...

    I enjoyed learning above Lettice Knollys as she is one of my favorite characters from the Tudor/Stuart eras. The book was well researched and certainly unique in that it covered a character who serves only minimal roles in novels and history. There truly is a lot more to Lettice. Howev...

    Nicola Tallis has written a rich and enthralling book not only about the life of Lettice Knollys but also about the complexities of the life of the English nobility where wealth, power and reputation were all. The author provides a large amount of information as we follow Lettice, her...

    I had to leave a review for this book as none so far have been written! This is the first book I've read by historian Nicola Tallis, and I'm so glad I did. If you enjoy the history of the tudors, and it being written in a way that's not too heavy or difficult to read, I would highly re...

    This is a really interesting and easy to read biography of an extraordinary life in Tudor England. The author has conducted extensive research (my Kindle edition finishes showing 65% read so the remainder is references!) and, most importantly, has written in style that is interesting a...

    A very interesting biography of Lettice Knollys and very readable. There is a lot of conjecture, largely due to a shortage of archive information about this lady, and assumptions must not be read as facts. ...

    Well researched book I enjoyed reading the book. Full of historical facts. I didn?t know much about Lettice Knollys and found out a lot more about the whole family. ...

    I received a copy of this book from the Goodreads giveaway program. Well researched, well written account. Highly informative and enjoyable. ...

  • Parker
    Apr 15, 2018

    Readers of Elizabethan history are familiar with the figurehead of Lettice Knollys: a kinswoman of Elizabeth, Lettice became Elizabeth?s direct rival by marrying her royal favorite and husband-in-everything-but-name, Robert Dudley. Lettice lived a life of intrigue which more-than mer...

    Three little words.  When separate or combined with nearly any other words in the English language, they seem innocuous.  Downright innocent, even. When you string them together, well that?s when they become the hardest words to say: I was wrong.  Yes, you read that right.  I wa...

    An interesting read about Lettice Knollys, the woman who managed to steal the earl of Leicester from under queen Elizabeth 1st's nose. Considering she lived a long life through an incredible period very little has been written about her before. Here Tallis gives a wonderful account of ...

    Excellent, readable, well-researched biography of Lettice Knollys, Elizabeth I's greatest romantic rival. She was the queen's own close kinswoman and even resembled her, yet when Lettice dared to marry in secret in 1578, she incurred the wrath of the queen, especially because she wed t...

    Excellent book, well written and researched. A treat for any Tudor fan. ...

    While I had some knowledge of Lettice Knollys prior to this book, it was pretty limited to knowing she married Elizabeth I favorite Robert Dudley and payed the price. This was a well researched and interesting look at a woman who lived through the reigns of the Tudors to the Stuarts pr...

    This is the first biography of Lettice Knollys, the woman who stole Robert Dudley's heart. Tallis puts her life into larger perspective of the Elizabethan era, dealing a lot with the politics. I really enjoyed the book (must admit that I'm biased, as Lettice is one of my favourite peop...

  • LEN
    May 23, 2018

    Readers of Elizabethan history are familiar with the figurehead of Lettice Knollys: a kinswoman of Elizabeth, Lettice became Elizabeth?s direct rival by marrying her royal favorite and husband-in-everything-but-name, Robert Dudley. Lettice lived a life of intrigue which more-than mer...

    Three little words.  When separate or combined with nearly any other words in the English language, they seem innocuous.  Downright innocent, even. When you string them together, well that?s when they become the hardest words to say: I was wrong.  Yes, you read that right.  I wa...

    An interesting read about Lettice Knollys, the woman who managed to steal the earl of Leicester from under queen Elizabeth 1st's nose. Considering she lived a long life through an incredible period very little has been written about her before. Here Tallis gives a wonderful account of ...

    Excellent, readable, well-researched biography of Lettice Knollys, Elizabeth I's greatest romantic rival. She was the queen's own close kinswoman and even resembled her, yet when Lettice dared to marry in secret in 1578, she incurred the wrath of the queen, especially because she wed t...

    Excellent book, well written and researched. A treat for any Tudor fan. ...

    While I had some knowledge of Lettice Knollys prior to this book, it was pretty limited to knowing she married Elizabeth I favorite Robert Dudley and payed the price. This was a well researched and interesting look at a woman who lived through the reigns of the Tudors to the Stuarts pr...

    This is the first biography of Lettice Knollys, the woman who stole Robert Dudley's heart. Tallis puts her life into larger perspective of the Elizabethan era, dealing a lot with the politics. I really enjoyed the book (must admit that I'm biased, as Lettice is one of my favourite peop...

    A long winded tale! Heard of the lovely lady Essex! The lady who stole Elizabeth I paramour but never knew the details until now! She had a long and varied life Long being literal in the length of this book very long indeed! If you ever wanted to know about this famous lady this is ...

    Elizabeth I was the glittering jewel in her court, and she was unwilling to share any of the limelight with anyone. As her reign progressed, she made her feelings on marriage well known, and many in her court were afraid to ask her permission to get married. Some married in secret, and...

    I love Tudor history. I devour non-fiction and fiction alike, and so I knew who Lettice was, and her story. I couldn?t wait to read this, to gain some more insight into a fascinating woman and her long life. Unfortunately the only detail here is from her household inventories, just...

    This is a biography that was long overdue. Many books and films have documented the life of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, and their connections to Elizabeth I, but none has yet focused on the other woman who loved them most - Lettice Knollys, Lei...

    I enjoyed learning above Lettice Knollys as she is one of my favorite characters from the Tudor/Stuart eras. The book was well researched and certainly unique in that it covered a character who serves only minimal roles in novels and history. There truly is a lot more to Lettice. Howev...

    Nicola Tallis has written a rich and enthralling book not only about the life of Lettice Knollys but also about the complexities of the life of the English nobility where wealth, power and reputation were all. The author provides a large amount of information as we follow Lettice, her...

    I had to leave a review for this book as none so far have been written! This is the first book I've read by historian Nicola Tallis, and I'm so glad I did. If you enjoy the history of the tudors, and it being written in a way that's not too heavy or difficult to read, I would highly re...

    This is a really interesting and easy to read biography of an extraordinary life in Tudor England. The author has conducted extensive research (my Kindle edition finishes showing 65% read so the remainder is references!) and, most importantly, has written in style that is interesting a...

    A very interesting biography of Lettice Knollys and very readable. There is a lot of conjecture, largely due to a shortage of archive information about this lady, and assumptions must not be read as facts. ...

    Well researched book I enjoyed reading the book. Full of historical facts. I didn?t know much about Lettice Knollys and found out a lot more about the whole family. ...

    I received a copy of this book from the Goodreads giveaway program. Well researched, well written account. Highly informative and enjoyable. ...

    A very enjoyable history lesson about an important woman. While I have read much about Tudor England, I learned a ton from Nicola Tallis' perspective. Three stars because it dragged a bit in spots. ...

    This more a book about Elizabeth rather than Lettice but some good bits in it too. ...

    Not what I thought at all! I thought it was historical fiction when it wasn't even fiction at all...could not read it...boring boring boring ...just factual information about her. ...

    Wonderfull book i enjoyed iT very much! Never could i really find something about lettice knollys so Nicola fulfilled my dream book? ...

    ...

  • Adrienne Dillard
    Feb 06, 2018

    Readers of Elizabethan history are familiar with the figurehead of Lettice Knollys: a kinswoman of Elizabeth, Lettice became Elizabeth?s direct rival by marrying her royal favorite and husband-in-everything-but-name, Robert Dudley. Lettice lived a life of intrigue which more-than mer...

    Three little words.  When separate or combined with nearly any other words in the English language, they seem innocuous.  Downright innocent, even. When you string them together, well that?s when they become the hardest words to say: I was wrong.  Yes, you read that right.  I wa...

  • Laura
    Apr 06, 2018

    Readers of Elizabethan history are familiar with the figurehead of Lettice Knollys: a kinswoman of Elizabeth, Lettice became Elizabeth?s direct rival by marrying her royal favorite and husband-in-everything-but-name, Robert Dudley. Lettice lived a life of intrigue which more-than mer...

    Three little words.  When separate or combined with nearly any other words in the English language, they seem innocuous.  Downright innocent, even. When you string them together, well that?s when they become the hardest words to say: I was wrong.  Yes, you read that right.  I wa...

    An interesting read about Lettice Knollys, the woman who managed to steal the earl of Leicester from under queen Elizabeth 1st's nose. Considering she lived a long life through an incredible period very little has been written about her before. Here Tallis gives a wonderful account of ...

    Excellent, readable, well-researched biography of Lettice Knollys, Elizabeth I's greatest romantic rival. She was the queen's own close kinswoman and even resembled her, yet when Lettice dared to marry in secret in 1578, she incurred the wrath of the queen, especially because she wed t...

    Excellent book, well written and researched. A treat for any Tudor fan. ...

    While I had some knowledge of Lettice Knollys prior to this book, it was pretty limited to knowing she married Elizabeth I favorite Robert Dudley and payed the price. This was a well researched and interesting look at a woman who lived through the reigns of the Tudors to the Stuarts pr...

    This is the first biography of Lettice Knollys, the woman who stole Robert Dudley's heart. Tallis puts her life into larger perspective of the Elizabethan era, dealing a lot with the politics. I really enjoyed the book (must admit that I'm biased, as Lettice is one of my favourite peop...

    A long winded tale! Heard of the lovely lady Essex! The lady who stole Elizabeth I paramour but never knew the details until now! She had a long and varied life Long being literal in the length of this book very long indeed! If you ever wanted to know about this famous lady this is ...

    Elizabeth I was the glittering jewel in her court, and she was unwilling to share any of the limelight with anyone. As her reign progressed, she made her feelings on marriage well known, and many in her court were afraid to ask her permission to get married. Some married in secret, and...

    I love Tudor history. I devour non-fiction and fiction alike, and so I knew who Lettice was, and her story. I couldn?t wait to read this, to gain some more insight into a fascinating woman and her long life. Unfortunately the only detail here is from her household inventories, just...

    This is a biography that was long overdue. Many books and films have documented the life of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, and their connections to Elizabeth I, but none has yet focused on the other woman who loved them most - Lettice Knollys, Lei...

    I enjoyed learning above Lettice Knollys as she is one of my favorite characters from the Tudor/Stuart eras. The book was well researched and certainly unique in that it covered a character who serves only minimal roles in novels and history. There truly is a lot more to Lettice. Howev...

  • Susan Waldron
    Jul 12, 2018

    Readers of Elizabethan history are familiar with the figurehead of Lettice Knollys: a kinswoman of Elizabeth, Lettice became Elizabeth?s direct rival by marrying her royal favorite and husband-in-everything-but-name, Robert Dudley. Lettice lived a life of intrigue which more-than mer...

    Three little words.  When separate or combined with nearly any other words in the English language, they seem innocuous.  Downright innocent, even. When you string them together, well that?s when they become the hardest words to say: I was wrong.  Yes, you read that right.  I wa...

    An interesting read about Lettice Knollys, the woman who managed to steal the earl of Leicester from under queen Elizabeth 1st's nose. Considering she lived a long life through an incredible period very little has been written about her before. Here Tallis gives a wonderful account of ...

    Excellent, readable, well-researched biography of Lettice Knollys, Elizabeth I's greatest romantic rival. She was the queen's own close kinswoman and even resembled her, yet when Lettice dared to marry in secret in 1578, she incurred the wrath of the queen, especially because she wed t...

    Excellent book, well written and researched. A treat for any Tudor fan. ...

    While I had some knowledge of Lettice Knollys prior to this book, it was pretty limited to knowing she married Elizabeth I favorite Robert Dudley and payed the price. This was a well researched and interesting look at a woman who lived through the reigns of the Tudors to the Stuarts pr...

    This is the first biography of Lettice Knollys, the woman who stole Robert Dudley's heart. Tallis puts her life into larger perspective of the Elizabethan era, dealing a lot with the politics. I really enjoyed the book (must admit that I'm biased, as Lettice is one of my favourite peop...

    A long winded tale! Heard of the lovely lady Essex! The lady who stole Elizabeth I paramour but never knew the details until now! She had a long and varied life Long being literal in the length of this book very long indeed! If you ever wanted to know about this famous lady this is ...

    Elizabeth I was the glittering jewel in her court, and she was unwilling to share any of the limelight with anyone. As her reign progressed, she made her feelings on marriage well known, and many in her court were afraid to ask her permission to get married. Some married in secret, and...

    I love Tudor history. I devour non-fiction and fiction alike, and so I knew who Lettice was, and her story. I couldn?t wait to read this, to gain some more insight into a fascinating woman and her long life. Unfortunately the only detail here is from her household inventories, just...

    This is a biography that was long overdue. Many books and films have documented the life of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, and their connections to Elizabeth I, but none has yet focused on the other woman who loved them most - Lettice Knollys, Lei...

    I enjoyed learning above Lettice Knollys as she is one of my favorite characters from the Tudor/Stuart eras. The book was well researched and certainly unique in that it covered a character who serves only minimal roles in novels and history. There truly is a lot more to Lettice. Howev...

    Nicola Tallis has written a rich and enthralling book not only about the life of Lettice Knollys but also about the complexities of the life of the English nobility where wealth, power and reputation were all. The author provides a large amount of information as we follow Lettice, her...

    I had to leave a review for this book as none so far have been written! This is the first book I've read by historian Nicola Tallis, and I'm so glad I did. If you enjoy the history of the tudors, and it being written in a way that's not too heavy or difficult to read, I would highly re...

    This is a really interesting and easy to read biography of an extraordinary life in Tudor England. The author has conducted extensive research (my Kindle edition finishes showing 65% read so the remainder is references!) and, most importantly, has written in style that is interesting a...

    A very interesting biography of Lettice Knollys and very readable. There is a lot of conjecture, largely due to a shortage of archive information about this lady, and assumptions must not be read as facts. ...

    Well researched book I enjoyed reading the book. Full of historical facts. I didn?t know much about Lettice Knollys and found out a lot more about the whole family. ...

    I received a copy of this book from the Goodreads giveaway program. Well researched, well written account. Highly informative and enjoyable. ...

    A very enjoyable history lesson about an important woman. While I have read much about Tudor England, I learned a ton from Nicola Tallis' perspective. Three stars because it dragged a bit in spots. ...

    This more a book about Elizabeth rather than Lettice but some good bits in it too. ...

    Not what I thought at all! I thought it was historical fiction when it wasn't even fiction at all...could not read it...boring boring boring ...just factual information about her. ...

    Wonderfull book i enjoyed iT very much! Never could i really find something about lettice knollys so Nicola fulfilled my dream book? ...

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  • Mike Shoop
    Apr 12, 2018

    Readers of Elizabethan history are familiar with the figurehead of Lettice Knollys: a kinswoman of Elizabeth, Lettice became Elizabeth?s direct rival by marrying her royal favorite and husband-in-everything-but-name, Robert Dudley. Lettice lived a life of intrigue which more-than mer...

    Three little words.  When separate or combined with nearly any other words in the English language, they seem innocuous.  Downright innocent, even. When you string them together, well that?s when they become the hardest words to say: I was wrong.  Yes, you read that right.  I wa...

    An interesting read about Lettice Knollys, the woman who managed to steal the earl of Leicester from under queen Elizabeth 1st's nose. Considering she lived a long life through an incredible period very little has been written about her before. Here Tallis gives a wonderful account of ...

    Excellent, readable, well-researched biography of Lettice Knollys, Elizabeth I's greatest romantic rival. She was the queen's own close kinswoman and even resembled her, yet when Lettice dared to marry in secret in 1578, she incurred the wrath of the queen, especially because she wed t...

  • Erika Daniels
    Nov 07, 2018

    Readers of Elizabethan history are familiar with the figurehead of Lettice Knollys: a kinswoman of Elizabeth, Lettice became Elizabeth?s direct rival by marrying her royal favorite and husband-in-everything-but-name, Robert Dudley. Lettice lived a life of intrigue which more-than mer...

    Three little words.  When separate or combined with nearly any other words in the English language, they seem innocuous.  Downright innocent, even. When you string them together, well that?s when they become the hardest words to say: I was wrong.  Yes, you read that right.  I wa...

    An interesting read about Lettice Knollys, the woman who managed to steal the earl of Leicester from under queen Elizabeth 1st's nose. Considering she lived a long life through an incredible period very little has been written about her before. Here Tallis gives a wonderful account of ...

    Excellent, readable, well-researched biography of Lettice Knollys, Elizabeth I's greatest romantic rival. She was the queen's own close kinswoman and even resembled her, yet when Lettice dared to marry in secret in 1578, she incurred the wrath of the queen, especially because she wed t...

    Excellent book, well written and researched. A treat for any Tudor fan. ...

    While I had some knowledge of Lettice Knollys prior to this book, it was pretty limited to knowing she married Elizabeth I favorite Robert Dudley and payed the price. This was a well researched and interesting look at a woman who lived through the reigns of the Tudors to the Stuarts pr...

    This is the first biography of Lettice Knollys, the woman who stole Robert Dudley's heart. Tallis puts her life into larger perspective of the Elizabethan era, dealing a lot with the politics. I really enjoyed the book (must admit that I'm biased, as Lettice is one of my favourite peop...

    A long winded tale! Heard of the lovely lady Essex! The lady who stole Elizabeth I paramour but never knew the details until now! She had a long and varied life Long being literal in the length of this book very long indeed! If you ever wanted to know about this famous lady this is ...

    Elizabeth I was the glittering jewel in her court, and she was unwilling to share any of the limelight with anyone. As her reign progressed, she made her feelings on marriage well known, and many in her court were afraid to ask her permission to get married. Some married in secret, and...

    I love Tudor history. I devour non-fiction and fiction alike, and so I knew who Lettice was, and her story. I couldn?t wait to read this, to gain some more insight into a fascinating woman and her long life. Unfortunately the only detail here is from her household inventories, just...

    This is a biography that was long overdue. Many books and films have documented the life of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, and their connections to Elizabeth I, but none has yet focused on the other woman who loved them most - Lettice Knollys, Lei...

    I enjoyed learning above Lettice Knollys as she is one of my favorite characters from the Tudor/Stuart eras. The book was well researched and certainly unique in that it covered a character who serves only minimal roles in novels and history. There truly is a lot more to Lettice. Howev...

    Nicola Tallis has written a rich and enthralling book not only about the life of Lettice Knollys but also about the complexities of the life of the English nobility where wealth, power and reputation were all. The author provides a large amount of information as we follow Lettice, her...

    I had to leave a review for this book as none so far have been written! This is the first book I've read by historian Nicola Tallis, and I'm so glad I did. If you enjoy the history of the tudors, and it being written in a way that's not too heavy or difficult to read, I would highly re...

    This is a really interesting and easy to read biography of an extraordinary life in Tudor England. The author has conducted extensive research (my Kindle edition finishes showing 65% read so the remainder is references!) and, most importantly, has written in style that is interesting a...

    A very interesting biography of Lettice Knollys and very readable. There is a lot of conjecture, largely due to a shortage of archive information about this lady, and assumptions must not be read as facts. ...

    Well researched book I enjoyed reading the book. Full of historical facts. I didn?t know much about Lettice Knollys and found out a lot more about the whole family. ...

    I received a copy of this book from the Goodreads giveaway program. Well researched, well written account. Highly informative and enjoyable. ...

    A very enjoyable history lesson about an important woman. While I have read much about Tudor England, I learned a ton from Nicola Tallis' perspective. Three stars because it dragged a bit in spots. ...

  • Patty
    Mar 25, 2018

    Readers of Elizabethan history are familiar with the figurehead of Lettice Knollys: a kinswoman of Elizabeth, Lettice became Elizabeth?s direct rival by marrying her royal favorite and husband-in-everything-but-name, Robert Dudley. Lettice lived a life of intrigue which more-than mer...

    Three little words.  When separate or combined with nearly any other words in the English language, they seem innocuous.  Downright innocent, even. When you string them together, well that?s when they become the hardest words to say: I was wrong.  Yes, you read that right.  I wa...

    An interesting read about Lettice Knollys, the woman who managed to steal the earl of Leicester from under queen Elizabeth 1st's nose. Considering she lived a long life through an incredible period very little has been written about her before. Here Tallis gives a wonderful account of ...

    Excellent, readable, well-researched biography of Lettice Knollys, Elizabeth I's greatest romantic rival. She was the queen's own close kinswoman and even resembled her, yet when Lettice dared to marry in secret in 1578, she incurred the wrath of the queen, especially because she wed t...

    Excellent book, well written and researched. A treat for any Tudor fan. ...

    While I had some knowledge of Lettice Knollys prior to this book, it was pretty limited to knowing she married Elizabeth I favorite Robert Dudley and payed the price. This was a well researched and interesting look at a woman who lived through the reigns of the Tudors to the Stuarts pr...

    This is the first biography of Lettice Knollys, the woman who stole Robert Dudley's heart. Tallis puts her life into larger perspective of the Elizabethan era, dealing a lot with the politics. I really enjoyed the book (must admit that I'm biased, as Lettice is one of my favourite peop...

    A long winded tale! Heard of the lovely lady Essex! The lady who stole Elizabeth I paramour but never knew the details until now! She had a long and varied life Long being literal in the length of this book very long indeed! If you ever wanted to know about this famous lady this is ...

    Elizabeth I was the glittering jewel in her court, and she was unwilling to share any of the limelight with anyone. As her reign progressed, she made her feelings on marriage well known, and many in her court were afraid to ask her permission to get married. Some married in secret, and...

    I love Tudor history. I devour non-fiction and fiction alike, and so I knew who Lettice was, and her story. I couldn?t wait to read this, to gain some more insight into a fascinating woman and her long life. Unfortunately the only detail here is from her household inventories, just...

    This is a biography that was long overdue. Many books and films have documented the life of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, and their connections to Elizabeth I, but none has yet focused on the other woman who loved them most - Lettice Knollys, Lei...

    I enjoyed learning above Lettice Knollys as she is one of my favorite characters from the Tudor/Stuart eras. The book was well researched and certainly unique in that it covered a character who serves only minimal roles in novels and history. There truly is a lot more to Lettice. Howev...

    Nicola Tallis has written a rich and enthralling book not only about the life of Lettice Knollys but also about the complexities of the life of the English nobility where wealth, power and reputation were all. The author provides a large amount of information as we follow Lettice, her...

    I had to leave a review for this book as none so far have been written! This is the first book I've read by historian Nicola Tallis, and I'm so glad I did. If you enjoy the history of the tudors, and it being written in a way that's not too heavy or difficult to read, I would highly re...

    This is a really interesting and easy to read biography of an extraordinary life in Tudor England. The author has conducted extensive research (my Kindle edition finishes showing 65% read so the remainder is references!) and, most importantly, has written in style that is interesting a...

    A very interesting biography of Lettice Knollys and very readable. There is a lot of conjecture, largely due to a shortage of archive information about this lady, and assumptions must not be read as facts. ...

    Well researched book I enjoyed reading the book. Full of historical facts. I didn?t know much about Lettice Knollys and found out a lot more about the whole family. ...

    I received a copy of this book from the Goodreads giveaway program. Well researched, well written account. Highly informative and enjoyable. ...

    A very enjoyable history lesson about an important woman. While I have read much about Tudor England, I learned a ton from Nicola Tallis' perspective. Three stars because it dragged a bit in spots. ...

    This more a book about Elizabeth rather than Lettice but some good bits in it too. ...

    Not what I thought at all! I thought it was historical fiction when it wasn't even fiction at all...could not read it...boring boring boring ...just factual information about her. ...

  • Sue
    Jan 27, 2018

    Readers of Elizabethan history are familiar with the figurehead of Lettice Knollys: a kinswoman of Elizabeth, Lettice became Elizabeth?s direct rival by marrying her royal favorite and husband-in-everything-but-name, Robert Dudley. Lettice lived a life of intrigue which more-than mer...

    Three little words.  When separate or combined with nearly any other words in the English language, they seem innocuous.  Downright innocent, even. When you string them together, well that?s when they become the hardest words to say: I was wrong.  Yes, you read that right.  I wa...

    An interesting read about Lettice Knollys, the woman who managed to steal the earl of Leicester from under queen Elizabeth 1st's nose. Considering she lived a long life through an incredible period very little has been written about her before. Here Tallis gives a wonderful account of ...

    Excellent, readable, well-researched biography of Lettice Knollys, Elizabeth I's greatest romantic rival. She was the queen's own close kinswoman and even resembled her, yet when Lettice dared to marry in secret in 1578, she incurred the wrath of the queen, especially because she wed t...

    Excellent book, well written and researched. A treat for any Tudor fan. ...

    While I had some knowledge of Lettice Knollys prior to this book, it was pretty limited to knowing she married Elizabeth I favorite Robert Dudley and payed the price. This was a well researched and interesting look at a woman who lived through the reigns of the Tudors to the Stuarts pr...

    This is the first biography of Lettice Knollys, the woman who stole Robert Dudley's heart. Tallis puts her life into larger perspective of the Elizabethan era, dealing a lot with the politics. I really enjoyed the book (must admit that I'm biased, as Lettice is one of my favourite peop...

    A long winded tale! Heard of the lovely lady Essex! The lady who stole Elizabeth I paramour but never knew the details until now! She had a long and varied life Long being literal in the length of this book very long indeed! If you ever wanted to know about this famous lady this is ...

    Elizabeth I was the glittering jewel in her court, and she was unwilling to share any of the limelight with anyone. As her reign progressed, she made her feelings on marriage well known, and many in her court were afraid to ask her permission to get married. Some married in secret, and...

    I love Tudor history. I devour non-fiction and fiction alike, and so I knew who Lettice was, and her story. I couldn?t wait to read this, to gain some more insight into a fascinating woman and her long life. Unfortunately the only detail here is from her household inventories, just...

    This is a biography that was long overdue. Many books and films have documented the life of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, and their connections to Elizabeth I, but none has yet focused on the other woman who loved them most - Lettice Knollys, Lei...

    I enjoyed learning above Lettice Knollys as she is one of my favorite characters from the Tudor/Stuart eras. The book was well researched and certainly unique in that it covered a character who serves only minimal roles in novels and history. There truly is a lot more to Lettice. Howev...

    Nicola Tallis has written a rich and enthralling book not only about the life of Lettice Knollys but also about the complexities of the life of the English nobility where wealth, power and reputation were all. The author provides a large amount of information as we follow Lettice, her...

  • Helen Carolan
    Nov 22, 2017

    Readers of Elizabethan history are familiar with the figurehead of Lettice Knollys: a kinswoman of Elizabeth, Lettice became Elizabeth?s direct rival by marrying her royal favorite and husband-in-everything-but-name, Robert Dudley. Lettice lived a life of intrigue which more-than mer...

    Three little words.  When separate or combined with nearly any other words in the English language, they seem innocuous.  Downright innocent, even. When you string them together, well that?s when they become the hardest words to say: I was wrong.  Yes, you read that right.  I wa...

    An interesting read about Lettice Knollys, the woman who managed to steal the earl of Leicester from under queen Elizabeth 1st's nose. Considering she lived a long life through an incredible period very little has been written about her before. Here Tallis gives a wonderful account of ...

  • G. Lawrence
    May 13, 2018

    Readers of Elizabethan history are familiar with the figurehead of Lettice Knollys: a kinswoman of Elizabeth, Lettice became Elizabeth?s direct rival by marrying her royal favorite and husband-in-everything-but-name, Robert Dudley. Lettice lived a life of intrigue which more-than mer...

    Three little words.  When separate or combined with nearly any other words in the English language, they seem innocuous.  Downright innocent, even. When you string them together, well that?s when they become the hardest words to say: I was wrong.  Yes, you read that right.  I wa...

    An interesting read about Lettice Knollys, the woman who managed to steal the earl of Leicester from under queen Elizabeth 1st's nose. Considering she lived a long life through an incredible period very little has been written about her before. Here Tallis gives a wonderful account of ...

    Excellent, readable, well-researched biography of Lettice Knollys, Elizabeth I's greatest romantic rival. She was the queen's own close kinswoman and even resembled her, yet when Lettice dared to marry in secret in 1578, she incurred the wrath of the queen, especially because she wed t...

    Excellent book, well written and researched. A treat for any Tudor fan. ...

  • Cathy Williams
    May 05, 2018

    Readers of Elizabethan history are familiar with the figurehead of Lettice Knollys: a kinswoman of Elizabeth, Lettice became Elizabeth?s direct rival by marrying her royal favorite and husband-in-everything-but-name, Robert Dudley. Lettice lived a life of intrigue which more-than mer...

    Three little words.  When separate or combined with nearly any other words in the English language, they seem innocuous.  Downright innocent, even. When you string them together, well that?s when they become the hardest words to say: I was wrong.  Yes, you read that right.  I wa...

    An interesting read about Lettice Knollys, the woman who managed to steal the earl of Leicester from under queen Elizabeth 1st's nose. Considering she lived a long life through an incredible period very little has been written about her before. Here Tallis gives a wonderful account of ...

    Excellent, readable, well-researched biography of Lettice Knollys, Elizabeth I's greatest romantic rival. She was the queen's own close kinswoman and even resembled her, yet when Lettice dared to marry in secret in 1578, she incurred the wrath of the queen, especially because she wed t...

    Excellent book, well written and researched. A treat for any Tudor fan. ...

    While I had some knowledge of Lettice Knollys prior to this book, it was pretty limited to knowing she married Elizabeth I favorite Robert Dudley and payed the price. This was a well researched and interesting look at a woman who lived through the reigns of the Tudors to the Stuarts pr...

    This is the first biography of Lettice Knollys, the woman who stole Robert Dudley's heart. Tallis puts her life into larger perspective of the Elizabethan era, dealing a lot with the politics. I really enjoyed the book (must admit that I'm biased, as Lettice is one of my favourite peop...

    A long winded tale! Heard of the lovely lady Essex! The lady who stole Elizabeth I paramour but never knew the details until now! She had a long and varied life Long being literal in the length of this book very long indeed! If you ever wanted to know about this famous lady this is ...

    Elizabeth I was the glittering jewel in her court, and she was unwilling to share any of the limelight with anyone. As her reign progressed, she made her feelings on marriage well known, and many in her court were afraid to ask her permission to get married. Some married in secret, and...

    I love Tudor history. I devour non-fiction and fiction alike, and so I knew who Lettice was, and her story. I couldn?t wait to read this, to gain some more insight into a fascinating woman and her long life. Unfortunately the only detail here is from her household inventories, just...

    This is a biography that was long overdue. Many books and films have documented the life of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, and their connections to Elizabeth I, but none has yet focused on the other woman who loved them most - Lettice Knollys, Lei...

    I enjoyed learning above Lettice Knollys as she is one of my favorite characters from the Tudor/Stuart eras. The book was well researched and certainly unique in that it covered a character who serves only minimal roles in novels and history. There truly is a lot more to Lettice. Howev...

    Nicola Tallis has written a rich and enthralling book not only about the life of Lettice Knollys but also about the complexities of the life of the English nobility where wealth, power and reputation were all. The author provides a large amount of information as we follow Lettice, her...

    I had to leave a review for this book as none so far have been written! This is the first book I've read by historian Nicola Tallis, and I'm so glad I did. If you enjoy the history of the tudors, and it being written in a way that's not too heavy or difficult to read, I would highly re...

    This is a really interesting and easy to read biography of an extraordinary life in Tudor England. The author has conducted extensive research (my Kindle edition finishes showing 65% read so the remainder is references!) and, most importantly, has written in style that is interesting a...

    A very interesting biography of Lettice Knollys and very readable. There is a lot of conjecture, largely due to a shortage of archive information about this lady, and assumptions must not be read as facts. ...

    Well researched book I enjoyed reading the book. Full of historical facts. I didn?t know much about Lettice Knollys and found out a lot more about the whole family. ...

    I received a copy of this book from the Goodreads giveaway program. Well researched, well written account. Highly informative and enjoyable. ...

    A very enjoyable history lesson about an important woman. While I have read much about Tudor England, I learned a ton from Nicola Tallis' perspective. Three stars because it dragged a bit in spots. ...

    This more a book about Elizabeth rather than Lettice but some good bits in it too. ...

    Not what I thought at all! I thought it was historical fiction when it wasn't even fiction at all...could not read it...boring boring boring ...just factual information about her. ...

    Wonderfull book i enjoyed iT very much! Never could i really find something about lettice knollys so Nicola fulfilled my dream book? ...

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  • Susan Grimshaw
    Aug 12, 2018

    Readers of Elizabethan history are familiar with the figurehead of Lettice Knollys: a kinswoman of Elizabeth, Lettice became Elizabeth?s direct rival by marrying her royal favorite and husband-in-everything-but-name, Robert Dudley. Lettice lived a life of intrigue which more-than mer...

    Three little words.  When separate or combined with nearly any other words in the English language, they seem innocuous.  Downright innocent, even. When you string them together, well that?s when they become the hardest words to say: I was wrong.  Yes, you read that right.  I wa...

    An interesting read about Lettice Knollys, the woman who managed to steal the earl of Leicester from under queen Elizabeth 1st's nose. Considering she lived a long life through an incredible period very little has been written about her before. Here Tallis gives a wonderful account of ...

    Excellent, readable, well-researched biography of Lettice Knollys, Elizabeth I's greatest romantic rival. She was the queen's own close kinswoman and even resembled her, yet when Lettice dared to marry in secret in 1578, she incurred the wrath of the queen, especially because she wed t...

    Excellent book, well written and researched. A treat for any Tudor fan. ...

    While I had some knowledge of Lettice Knollys prior to this book, it was pretty limited to knowing she married Elizabeth I favorite Robert Dudley and payed the price. This was a well researched and interesting look at a woman who lived through the reigns of the Tudors to the Stuarts pr...

    This is the first biography of Lettice Knollys, the woman who stole Robert Dudley's heart. Tallis puts her life into larger perspective of the Elizabethan era, dealing a lot with the politics. I really enjoyed the book (must admit that I'm biased, as Lettice is one of my favourite peop...

    A long winded tale! Heard of the lovely lady Essex! The lady who stole Elizabeth I paramour but never knew the details until now! She had a long and varied life Long being literal in the length of this book very long indeed! If you ever wanted to know about this famous lady this is ...

    Elizabeth I was the glittering jewel in her court, and she was unwilling to share any of the limelight with anyone. As her reign progressed, she made her feelings on marriage well known, and many in her court were afraid to ask her permission to get married. Some married in secret, and...

    I love Tudor history. I devour non-fiction and fiction alike, and so I knew who Lettice was, and her story. I couldn?t wait to read this, to gain some more insight into a fascinating woman and her long life. Unfortunately the only detail here is from her household inventories, just...

    This is a biography that was long overdue. Many books and films have documented the life of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, and their connections to Elizabeth I, but none has yet focused on the other woman who loved them most - Lettice Knollys, Lei...

    I enjoyed learning above Lettice Knollys as she is one of my favorite characters from the Tudor/Stuart eras. The book was well researched and certainly unique in that it covered a character who serves only minimal roles in novels and history. There truly is a lot more to Lettice. Howev...

    Nicola Tallis has written a rich and enthralling book not only about the life of Lettice Knollys but also about the complexities of the life of the English nobility where wealth, power and reputation were all. The author provides a large amount of information as we follow Lettice, her...

    I had to leave a review for this book as none so far have been written! This is the first book I've read by historian Nicola Tallis, and I'm so glad I did. If you enjoy the history of the tudors, and it being written in a way that's not too heavy or difficult to read, I would highly re...

    This is a really interesting and easy to read biography of an extraordinary life in Tudor England. The author has conducted extensive research (my Kindle edition finishes showing 65% read so the remainder is references!) and, most importantly, has written in style that is interesting a...

    A very interesting biography of Lettice Knollys and very readable. There is a lot of conjecture, largely due to a shortage of archive information about this lady, and assumptions must not be read as facts. ...

  • Janet Russell
    Dec 11, 2017

    Readers of Elizabethan history are familiar with the figurehead of Lettice Knollys: a kinswoman of Elizabeth, Lettice became Elizabeth?s direct rival by marrying her royal favorite and husband-in-everything-but-name, Robert Dudley. Lettice lived a life of intrigue which more-than mer...

    Three little words.  When separate or combined with nearly any other words in the English language, they seem innocuous.  Downright innocent, even. When you string them together, well that?s when they become the hardest words to say: I was wrong.  Yes, you read that right.  I wa...

    An interesting read about Lettice Knollys, the woman who managed to steal the earl of Leicester from under queen Elizabeth 1st's nose. Considering she lived a long life through an incredible period very little has been written about her before. Here Tallis gives a wonderful account of ...

    Excellent, readable, well-researched biography of Lettice Knollys, Elizabeth I's greatest romantic rival. She was the queen's own close kinswoman and even resembled her, yet when Lettice dared to marry in secret in 1578, she incurred the wrath of the queen, especially because she wed t...

    Excellent book, well written and researched. A treat for any Tudor fan. ...

    While I had some knowledge of Lettice Knollys prior to this book, it was pretty limited to knowing she married Elizabeth I favorite Robert Dudley and payed the price. This was a well researched and interesting look at a woman who lived through the reigns of the Tudors to the Stuarts pr...

    This is the first biography of Lettice Knollys, the woman who stole Robert Dudley's heart. Tallis puts her life into larger perspective of the Elizabethan era, dealing a lot with the politics. I really enjoyed the book (must admit that I'm biased, as Lettice is one of my favourite peop...

    A long winded tale! Heard of the lovely lady Essex! The lady who stole Elizabeth I paramour but never knew the details until now! She had a long and varied life Long being literal in the length of this book very long indeed! If you ever wanted to know about this famous lady this is ...

  • susan hanson
    May 16, 2018

    Readers of Elizabethan history are familiar with the figurehead of Lettice Knollys: a kinswoman of Elizabeth, Lettice became Elizabeth?s direct rival by marrying her royal favorite and husband-in-everything-but-name, Robert Dudley. Lettice lived a life of intrigue which more-than mer...

    Three little words.  When separate or combined with nearly any other words in the English language, they seem innocuous.  Downright innocent, even. When you string them together, well that?s when they become the hardest words to say: I was wrong.  Yes, you read that right.  I wa...

    An interesting read about Lettice Knollys, the woman who managed to steal the earl of Leicester from under queen Elizabeth 1st's nose. Considering she lived a long life through an incredible period very little has been written about her before. Here Tallis gives a wonderful account of ...

    Excellent, readable, well-researched biography of Lettice Knollys, Elizabeth I's greatest romantic rival. She was the queen's own close kinswoman and even resembled her, yet when Lettice dared to marry in secret in 1578, she incurred the wrath of the queen, especially because she wed t...

    Excellent book, well written and researched. A treat for any Tudor fan. ...

    While I had some knowledge of Lettice Knollys prior to this book, it was pretty limited to knowing she married Elizabeth I favorite Robert Dudley and payed the price. This was a well researched and interesting look at a woman who lived through the reigns of the Tudors to the Stuarts pr...

    This is the first biography of Lettice Knollys, the woman who stole Robert Dudley's heart. Tallis puts her life into larger perspective of the Elizabethan era, dealing a lot with the politics. I really enjoyed the book (must admit that I'm biased, as Lettice is one of my favourite peop...

    A long winded tale! Heard of the lovely lady Essex! The lady who stole Elizabeth I paramour but never knew the details until now! She had a long and varied life Long being literal in the length of this book very long indeed! If you ever wanted to know about this famous lady this is ...

    Elizabeth I was the glittering jewel in her court, and she was unwilling to share any of the limelight with anyone. As her reign progressed, she made her feelings on marriage well known, and many in her court were afraid to ask her permission to get married. Some married in secret, and...

    I love Tudor history. I devour non-fiction and fiction alike, and so I knew who Lettice was, and her story. I couldn?t wait to read this, to gain some more insight into a fascinating woman and her long life. Unfortunately the only detail here is from her household inventories, just...

    This is a biography that was long overdue. Many books and films have documented the life of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, and their connections to Elizabeth I, but none has yet focused on the other woman who loved them most - Lettice Knollys, Lei...

    I enjoyed learning above Lettice Knollys as she is one of my favorite characters from the Tudor/Stuart eras. The book was well researched and certainly unique in that it covered a character who serves only minimal roles in novels and history. There truly is a lot more to Lettice. Howev...

    Nicola Tallis has written a rich and enthralling book not only about the life of Lettice Knollys but also about the complexities of the life of the English nobility where wealth, power and reputation were all. The author provides a large amount of information as we follow Lettice, her...

    I had to leave a review for this book as none so far have been written! This is the first book I've read by historian Nicola Tallis, and I'm so glad I did. If you enjoy the history of the tudors, and it being written in a way that's not too heavy or difficult to read, I would highly re...

    This is a really interesting and easy to read biography of an extraordinary life in Tudor England. The author has conducted extensive research (my Kindle edition finishes showing 65% read so the remainder is references!) and, most importantly, has written in style that is interesting a...

    A very interesting biography of Lettice Knollys and very readable. There is a lot of conjecture, largely due to a shortage of archive information about this lady, and assumptions must not be read as facts. ...

    Well researched book I enjoyed reading the book. Full of historical facts. I didn?t know much about Lettice Knollys and found out a lot more about the whole family. ...

    I received a copy of this book from the Goodreads giveaway program. Well researched, well written account. Highly informative and enjoyable. ...

    A very enjoyable history lesson about an important woman. While I have read much about Tudor England, I learned a ton from Nicola Tallis' perspective. Three stars because it dragged a bit in spots. ...

    This more a book about Elizabeth rather than Lettice but some good bits in it too. ...

    Not what I thought at all! I thought it was historical fiction when it wasn't even fiction at all...could not read it...boring boring boring ...just factual information about her. ...

    Wonderfull book i enjoyed iT very much! Never could i really find something about lettice knollys so Nicola fulfilled my dream book? ...

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  • Emrys
    Jan 18, 2018

    Readers of Elizabethan history are familiar with the figurehead of Lettice Knollys: a kinswoman of Elizabeth, Lettice became Elizabeth?s direct rival by marrying her royal favorite and husband-in-everything-but-name, Robert Dudley. Lettice lived a life of intrigue which more-than mer...

    Three little words.  When separate or combined with nearly any other words in the English language, they seem innocuous.  Downright innocent, even. When you string them together, well that?s when they become the hardest words to say: I was wrong.  Yes, you read that right.  I wa...

    An interesting read about Lettice Knollys, the woman who managed to steal the earl of Leicester from under queen Elizabeth 1st's nose. Considering she lived a long life through an incredible period very little has been written about her before. Here Tallis gives a wonderful account of ...

    Excellent, readable, well-researched biography of Lettice Knollys, Elizabeth I's greatest romantic rival. She was the queen's own close kinswoman and even resembled her, yet when Lettice dared to marry in secret in 1578, she incurred the wrath of the queen, especially because she wed t...

    Excellent book, well written and researched. A treat for any Tudor fan. ...

    While I had some knowledge of Lettice Knollys prior to this book, it was pretty limited to knowing she married Elizabeth I favorite Robert Dudley and payed the price. This was a well researched and interesting look at a woman who lived through the reigns of the Tudors to the Stuarts pr...

    This is the first biography of Lettice Knollys, the woman who stole Robert Dudley's heart. Tallis puts her life into larger perspective of the Elizabethan era, dealing a lot with the politics. I really enjoyed the book (must admit that I'm biased, as Lettice is one of my favourite peop...

    A long winded tale! Heard of the lovely lady Essex! The lady who stole Elizabeth I paramour but never knew the details until now! She had a long and varied life Long being literal in the length of this book very long indeed! If you ever wanted to know about this famous lady this is ...

    Elizabeth I was the glittering jewel in her court, and she was unwilling to share any of the limelight with anyone. As her reign progressed, she made her feelings on marriage well known, and many in her court were afraid to ask her permission to get married. Some married in secret, and...

    I love Tudor history. I devour non-fiction and fiction alike, and so I knew who Lettice was, and her story. I couldn?t wait to read this, to gain some more insight into a fascinating woman and her long life. Unfortunately the only detail here is from her household inventories, just...

    This is a biography that was long overdue. Many books and films have documented the life of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, and their connections to Elizabeth I, but none has yet focused on the other woman who loved them most - Lettice Knollys, Lei...

    I enjoyed learning above Lettice Knollys as she is one of my favorite characters from the Tudor/Stuart eras. The book was well researched and certainly unique in that it covered a character who serves only minimal roles in novels and history. There truly is a lot more to Lettice. Howev...

    Nicola Tallis has written a rich and enthralling book not only about the life of Lettice Knollys but also about the complexities of the life of the English nobility where wealth, power and reputation were all. The author provides a large amount of information as we follow Lettice, her...

    I had to leave a review for this book as none so far have been written! This is the first book I've read by historian Nicola Tallis, and I'm so glad I did. If you enjoy the history of the tudors, and it being written in a way that's not too heavy or difficult to read, I would highly re...

    This is a really interesting and easy to read biography of an extraordinary life in Tudor England. The author has conducted extensive research (my Kindle edition finishes showing 65% read so the remainder is references!) and, most importantly, has written in style that is interesting a...

    A very interesting biography of Lettice Knollys and very readable. There is a lot of conjecture, largely due to a shortage of archive information about this lady, and assumptions must not be read as facts. ...

    Well researched book I enjoyed reading the book. Full of historical facts. I didn?t know much about Lettice Knollys and found out a lot more about the whole family. ...

    I received a copy of this book from the Goodreads giveaway program. Well researched, well written account. Highly informative and enjoyable. ...

    A very enjoyable history lesson about an important woman. While I have read much about Tudor England, I learned a ton from Nicola Tallis' perspective. Three stars because it dragged a bit in spots. ...

    This more a book about Elizabeth rather than Lettice but some good bits in it too. ...

    Not what I thought at all! I thought it was historical fiction when it wasn't even fiction at all...could not read it...boring boring boring ...just factual information about her. ...

    Wonderfull book i enjoyed iT very much! Never could i really find something about lettice knollys so Nicola fulfilled my dream book? ...

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  • Michele
    Jun 19, 2018

    Readers of Elizabethan history are familiar with the figurehead of Lettice Knollys: a kinswoman of Elizabeth, Lettice became Elizabeth?s direct rival by marrying her royal favorite and husband-in-everything-but-name, Robert Dudley. Lettice lived a life of intrigue which more-than mer...

    Three little words.  When separate or combined with nearly any other words in the English language, they seem innocuous.  Downright innocent, even. When you string them together, well that?s when they become the hardest words to say: I was wrong.  Yes, you read that right.  I wa...

    An interesting read about Lettice Knollys, the woman who managed to steal the earl of Leicester from under queen Elizabeth 1st's nose. Considering she lived a long life through an incredible period very little has been written about her before. Here Tallis gives a wonderful account of ...

    Excellent, readable, well-researched biography of Lettice Knollys, Elizabeth I's greatest romantic rival. She was the queen's own close kinswoman and even resembled her, yet when Lettice dared to marry in secret in 1578, she incurred the wrath of the queen, especially because she wed t...

    Excellent book, well written and researched. A treat for any Tudor fan. ...

    While I had some knowledge of Lettice Knollys prior to this book, it was pretty limited to knowing she married Elizabeth I favorite Robert Dudley and payed the price. This was a well researched and interesting look at a woman who lived through the reigns of the Tudors to the Stuarts pr...

    This is the first biography of Lettice Knollys, the woman who stole Robert Dudley's heart. Tallis puts her life into larger perspective of the Elizabethan era, dealing a lot with the politics. I really enjoyed the book (must admit that I'm biased, as Lettice is one of my favourite peop...

    A long winded tale! Heard of the lovely lady Essex! The lady who stole Elizabeth I paramour but never knew the details until now! She had a long and varied life Long being literal in the length of this book very long indeed! If you ever wanted to know about this famous lady this is ...

    Elizabeth I was the glittering jewel in her court, and she was unwilling to share any of the limelight with anyone. As her reign progressed, she made her feelings on marriage well known, and many in her court were afraid to ask her permission to get married. Some married in secret, and...

    I love Tudor history. I devour non-fiction and fiction alike, and so I knew who Lettice was, and her story. I couldn?t wait to read this, to gain some more insight into a fascinating woman and her long life. Unfortunately the only detail here is from her household inventories, just...

    This is a biography that was long overdue. Many books and films have documented the life of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, and their connections to Elizabeth I, but none has yet focused on the other woman who loved them most - Lettice Knollys, Lei...

    I enjoyed learning above Lettice Knollys as she is one of my favorite characters from the Tudor/Stuart eras. The book was well researched and certainly unique in that it covered a character who serves only minimal roles in novels and history. There truly is a lot more to Lettice. Howev...

    Nicola Tallis has written a rich and enthralling book not only about the life of Lettice Knollys but also about the complexities of the life of the English nobility where wealth, power and reputation were all. The author provides a large amount of information as we follow Lettice, her...

    I had to leave a review for this book as none so far have been written! This is the first book I've read by historian Nicola Tallis, and I'm so glad I did. If you enjoy the history of the tudors, and it being written in a way that's not too heavy or difficult to read, I would highly re...

    This is a really interesting and easy to read biography of an extraordinary life in Tudor England. The author has conducted extensive research (my Kindle edition finishes showing 65% read so the remainder is references!) and, most importantly, has written in style that is interesting a...

  • George Foord
    Oct 04, 2018

    Readers of Elizabethan history are familiar with the figurehead of Lettice Knollys: a kinswoman of Elizabeth, Lettice became Elizabeth?s direct rival by marrying her royal favorite and husband-in-everything-but-name, Robert Dudley. Lettice lived a life of intrigue which more-than mer...

    Three little words.  When separate or combined with nearly any other words in the English language, they seem innocuous.  Downright innocent, even. When you string them together, well that?s when they become the hardest words to say: I was wrong.  Yes, you read that right.  I wa...

    An interesting read about Lettice Knollys, the woman who managed to steal the earl of Leicester from under queen Elizabeth 1st's nose. Considering she lived a long life through an incredible period very little has been written about her before. Here Tallis gives a wonderful account of ...

    Excellent, readable, well-researched biography of Lettice Knollys, Elizabeth I's greatest romantic rival. She was the queen's own close kinswoman and even resembled her, yet when Lettice dared to marry in secret in 1578, she incurred the wrath of the queen, especially because she wed t...

    Excellent book, well written and researched. A treat for any Tudor fan. ...

    While I had some knowledge of Lettice Knollys prior to this book, it was pretty limited to knowing she married Elizabeth I favorite Robert Dudley and payed the price. This was a well researched and interesting look at a woman who lived through the reigns of the Tudors to the Stuarts pr...

    This is the first biography of Lettice Knollys, the woman who stole Robert Dudley's heart. Tallis puts her life into larger perspective of the Elizabethan era, dealing a lot with the politics. I really enjoyed the book (must admit that I'm biased, as Lettice is one of my favourite peop...

    A long winded tale! Heard of the lovely lady Essex! The lady who stole Elizabeth I paramour but never knew the details until now! She had a long and varied life Long being literal in the length of this book very long indeed! If you ever wanted to know about this famous lady this is ...

    Elizabeth I was the glittering jewel in her court, and she was unwilling to share any of the limelight with anyone. As her reign progressed, she made her feelings on marriage well known, and many in her court were afraid to ask her permission to get married. Some married in secret, and...

    I love Tudor history. I devour non-fiction and fiction alike, and so I knew who Lettice was, and her story. I couldn?t wait to read this, to gain some more insight into a fascinating woman and her long life. Unfortunately the only detail here is from her household inventories, just...

    This is a biography that was long overdue. Many books and films have documented the life of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, and their connections to Elizabeth I, but none has yet focused on the other woman who loved them most - Lettice Knollys, Lei...

    I enjoyed learning above Lettice Knollys as she is one of my favorite characters from the Tudor/Stuart eras. The book was well researched and certainly unique in that it covered a character who serves only minimal roles in novels and history. There truly is a lot more to Lettice. Howev...

    Nicola Tallis has written a rich and enthralling book not only about the life of Lettice Knollys but also about the complexities of the life of the English nobility where wealth, power and reputation were all. The author provides a large amount of information as we follow Lettice, her...

    I had to leave a review for this book as none so far have been written! This is the first book I've read by historian Nicola Tallis, and I'm so glad I did. If you enjoy the history of the tudors, and it being written in a way that's not too heavy or difficult to read, I would highly re...

    This is a really interesting and easy to read biography of an extraordinary life in Tudor England. The author has conducted extensive research (my Kindle edition finishes showing 65% read so the remainder is references!) and, most importantly, has written in style that is interesting a...

    A very interesting biography of Lettice Knollys and very readable. There is a lot of conjecture, largely due to a shortage of archive information about this lady, and assumptions must not be read as facts. ...

    Well researched book I enjoyed reading the book. Full of historical facts. I didn?t know much about Lettice Knollys and found out a lot more about the whole family. ...

    I received a copy of this book from the Goodreads giveaway program. Well researched, well written account. Highly informative and enjoyable. ...

    A very enjoyable history lesson about an important woman. While I have read much about Tudor England, I learned a ton from Nicola Tallis' perspective. Three stars because it dragged a bit in spots. ...

    This more a book about Elizabeth rather than Lettice but some good bits in it too. ...

  • Sophie Meulemans
    Mar 06, 2018

    Readers of Elizabethan history are familiar with the figurehead of Lettice Knollys: a kinswoman of Elizabeth, Lettice became Elizabeth?s direct rival by marrying her royal favorite and husband-in-everything-but-name, Robert Dudley. Lettice lived a life of intrigue which more-than mer...

    Three little words.  When separate or combined with nearly any other words in the English language, they seem innocuous.  Downright innocent, even. When you string them together, well that?s when they become the hardest words to say: I was wrong.  Yes, you read that right.  I wa...

    An interesting read about Lettice Knollys, the woman who managed to steal the earl of Leicester from under queen Elizabeth 1st's nose. Considering she lived a long life through an incredible period very little has been written about her before. Here Tallis gives a wonderful account of ...

    Excellent, readable, well-researched biography of Lettice Knollys, Elizabeth I's greatest romantic rival. She was the queen's own close kinswoman and even resembled her, yet when Lettice dared to marry in secret in 1578, she incurred the wrath of the queen, especially because she wed t...

    Excellent book, well written and researched. A treat for any Tudor fan. ...

    While I had some knowledge of Lettice Knollys prior to this book, it was pretty limited to knowing she married Elizabeth I favorite Robert Dudley and payed the price. This was a well researched and interesting look at a woman who lived through the reigns of the Tudors to the Stuarts pr...

    This is the first biography of Lettice Knollys, the woman who stole Robert Dudley's heart. Tallis puts her life into larger perspective of the Elizabethan era, dealing a lot with the politics. I really enjoyed the book (must admit that I'm biased, as Lettice is one of my favourite peop...

    A long winded tale! Heard of the lovely lady Essex! The lady who stole Elizabeth I paramour but never knew the details until now! She had a long and varied life Long being literal in the length of this book very long indeed! If you ever wanted to know about this famous lady this is ...

    Elizabeth I was the glittering jewel in her court, and she was unwilling to share any of the limelight with anyone. As her reign progressed, she made her feelings on marriage well known, and many in her court were afraid to ask her permission to get married. Some married in secret, and...

    I love Tudor history. I devour non-fiction and fiction alike, and so I knew who Lettice was, and her story. I couldn?t wait to read this, to gain some more insight into a fascinating woman and her long life. Unfortunately the only detail here is from her household inventories, just...

    This is a biography that was long overdue. Many books and films have documented the life of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, and their connections to Elizabeth I, but none has yet focused on the other woman who loved them most - Lettice Knollys, Lei...

    I enjoyed learning above Lettice Knollys as she is one of my favorite characters from the Tudor/Stuart eras. The book was well researched and certainly unique in that it covered a character who serves only minimal roles in novels and history. There truly is a lot more to Lettice. Howev...

    Nicola Tallis has written a rich and enthralling book not only about the life of Lettice Knollys but also about the complexities of the life of the English nobility where wealth, power and reputation were all. The author provides a large amount of information as we follow Lettice, her...

    I had to leave a review for this book as none so far have been written! This is the first book I've read by historian Nicola Tallis, and I'm so glad I did. If you enjoy the history of the tudors, and it being written in a way that's not too heavy or difficult to read, I would highly re...

    This is a really interesting and easy to read biography of an extraordinary life in Tudor England. The author has conducted extensive research (my Kindle edition finishes showing 65% read so the remainder is references!) and, most importantly, has written in style that is interesting a...

    A very interesting biography of Lettice Knollys and very readable. There is a lot of conjecture, largely due to a shortage of archive information about this lady, and assumptions must not be read as facts. ...

    Well researched book I enjoyed reading the book. Full of historical facts. I didn?t know much about Lettice Knollys and found out a lot more about the whole family. ...

    I received a copy of this book from the Goodreads giveaway program. Well researched, well written account. Highly informative and enjoyable. ...

    A very enjoyable history lesson about an important woman. While I have read much about Tudor England, I learned a ton from Nicola Tallis' perspective. Three stars because it dragged a bit in spots. ...

    This more a book about Elizabeth rather than Lettice but some good bits in it too. ...

    Not what I thought at all! I thought it was historical fiction when it wasn't even fiction at all...could not read it...boring boring boring ...just factual information about her. ...

    Wonderfull book i enjoyed iT very much! Never could i really find something about lettice knollys so Nicola fulfilled my dream book? ...

  • marian miller
    Oct 16, 2018

    Readers of Elizabethan history are familiar with the figurehead of Lettice Knollys: a kinswoman of Elizabeth, Lettice became Elizabeth?s direct rival by marrying her royal favorite and husband-in-everything-but-name, Robert Dudley. Lettice lived a life of intrigue which more-than mer...

    Three little words.  When separate or combined with nearly any other words in the English language, they seem innocuous.  Downright innocent, even. When you string them together, well that?s when they become the hardest words to say: I was wrong.  Yes, you read that right.  I wa...

    An interesting read about Lettice Knollys, the woman who managed to steal the earl of Leicester from under queen Elizabeth 1st's nose. Considering she lived a long life through an incredible period very little has been written about her before. Here Tallis gives a wonderful account of ...

    Excellent, readable, well-researched biography of Lettice Knollys, Elizabeth I's greatest romantic rival. She was the queen's own close kinswoman and even resembled her, yet when Lettice dared to marry in secret in 1578, she incurred the wrath of the queen, especially because she wed t...

    Excellent book, well written and researched. A treat for any Tudor fan. ...

    While I had some knowledge of Lettice Knollys prior to this book, it was pretty limited to knowing she married Elizabeth I favorite Robert Dudley and payed the price. This was a well researched and interesting look at a woman who lived through the reigns of the Tudors to the Stuarts pr...

    This is the first biography of Lettice Knollys, the woman who stole Robert Dudley's heart. Tallis puts her life into larger perspective of the Elizabethan era, dealing a lot with the politics. I really enjoyed the book (must admit that I'm biased, as Lettice is one of my favourite peop...

    A long winded tale! Heard of the lovely lady Essex! The lady who stole Elizabeth I paramour but never knew the details until now! She had a long and varied life Long being literal in the length of this book very long indeed! If you ever wanted to know about this famous lady this is ...

    Elizabeth I was the glittering jewel in her court, and she was unwilling to share any of the limelight with anyone. As her reign progressed, she made her feelings on marriage well known, and many in her court were afraid to ask her permission to get married. Some married in secret, and...

    I love Tudor history. I devour non-fiction and fiction alike, and so I knew who Lettice was, and her story. I couldn?t wait to read this, to gain some more insight into a fascinating woman and her long life. Unfortunately the only detail here is from her household inventories, just...

    This is a biography that was long overdue. Many books and films have documented the life of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, and their connections to Elizabeth I, but none has yet focused on the other woman who loved them most - Lettice Knollys, Lei...

    I enjoyed learning above Lettice Knollys as she is one of my favorite characters from the Tudor/Stuart eras. The book was well researched and certainly unique in that it covered a character who serves only minimal roles in novels and history. There truly is a lot more to Lettice. Howev...

    Nicola Tallis has written a rich and enthralling book not only about the life of Lettice Knollys but also about the complexities of the life of the English nobility where wealth, power and reputation were all. The author provides a large amount of information as we follow Lettice, her...

    I had to leave a review for this book as none so far have been written! This is the first book I've read by historian Nicola Tallis, and I'm so glad I did. If you enjoy the history of the tudors, and it being written in a way that's not too heavy or difficult to read, I would highly re...

    This is a really interesting and easy to read biography of an extraordinary life in Tudor England. The author has conducted extensive research (my Kindle edition finishes showing 65% read so the remainder is references!) and, most importantly, has written in style that is interesting a...

    A very interesting biography of Lettice Knollys and very readable. There is a lot of conjecture, largely due to a shortage of archive information about this lady, and assumptions must not be read as facts. ...

    Well researched book I enjoyed reading the book. Full of historical facts. I didn?t know much about Lettice Knollys and found out a lot more about the whole family. ...

    I received a copy of this book from the Goodreads giveaway program. Well researched, well written account. Highly informative and enjoyable. ...

    A very enjoyable history lesson about an important woman. While I have read much about Tudor England, I learned a ton from Nicola Tallis' perspective. Three stars because it dragged a bit in spots. ...

    This more a book about Elizabeth rather than Lettice but some good bits in it too. ...

    Not what I thought at all! I thought it was historical fiction when it wasn't even fiction at all...could not read it...boring boring boring ...just factual information about her. ...

    Wonderfull book i enjoyed iT very much! Never could i really find something about lettice knollys so Nicola fulfilled my dream book? ...

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  • Emma Wood
    Jun 26, 2018

    Readers of Elizabethan history are familiar with the figurehead of Lettice Knollys: a kinswoman of Elizabeth, Lettice became Elizabeth?s direct rival by marrying her royal favorite and husband-in-everything-but-name, Robert Dudley. Lettice lived a life of intrigue which more-than mer...

    Three little words.  When separate or combined with nearly any other words in the English language, they seem innocuous.  Downright innocent, even. When you string them together, well that?s when they become the hardest words to say: I was wrong.  Yes, you read that right.  I wa...

    An interesting read about Lettice Knollys, the woman who managed to steal the earl of Leicester from under queen Elizabeth 1st's nose. Considering she lived a long life through an incredible period very little has been written about her before. Here Tallis gives a wonderful account of ...

    Excellent, readable, well-researched biography of Lettice Knollys, Elizabeth I's greatest romantic rival. She was the queen's own close kinswoman and even resembled her, yet when Lettice dared to marry in secret in 1578, she incurred the wrath of the queen, especially because she wed t...

    Excellent book, well written and researched. A treat for any Tudor fan. ...

    While I had some knowledge of Lettice Knollys prior to this book, it was pretty limited to knowing she married Elizabeth I favorite Robert Dudley and payed the price. This was a well researched and interesting look at a woman who lived through the reigns of the Tudors to the Stuarts pr...

    This is the first biography of Lettice Knollys, the woman who stole Robert Dudley's heart. Tallis puts her life into larger perspective of the Elizabethan era, dealing a lot with the politics. I really enjoyed the book (must admit that I'm biased, as Lettice is one of my favourite peop...

    A long winded tale! Heard of the lovely lady Essex! The lady who stole Elizabeth I paramour but never knew the details until now! She had a long and varied life Long being literal in the length of this book very long indeed! If you ever wanted to know about this famous lady this is ...

    Elizabeth I was the glittering jewel in her court, and she was unwilling to share any of the limelight with anyone. As her reign progressed, she made her feelings on marriage well known, and many in her court were afraid to ask her permission to get married. Some married in secret, and...

    I love Tudor history. I devour non-fiction and fiction alike, and so I knew who Lettice was, and her story. I couldn?t wait to read this, to gain some more insight into a fascinating woman and her long life. Unfortunately the only detail here is from her household inventories, just...

    This is a biography that was long overdue. Many books and films have documented the life of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, and their connections to Elizabeth I, but none has yet focused on the other woman who loved them most - Lettice Knollys, Lei...

    I enjoyed learning above Lettice Knollys as she is one of my favorite characters from the Tudor/Stuart eras. The book was well researched and certainly unique in that it covered a character who serves only minimal roles in novels and history. There truly is a lot more to Lettice. Howev...

    Nicola Tallis has written a rich and enthralling book not only about the life of Lettice Knollys but also about the complexities of the life of the English nobility where wealth, power and reputation were all. The author provides a large amount of information as we follow Lettice, her...

    I had to leave a review for this book as none so far have been written! This is the first book I've read by historian Nicola Tallis, and I'm so glad I did. If you enjoy the history of the tudors, and it being written in a way that's not too heavy or difficult to read, I would highly re...

  • Elma Voogdt
    Oct 01, 2018

    Readers of Elizabethan history are familiar with the figurehead of Lettice Knollys: a kinswoman of Elizabeth, Lettice became Elizabeth?s direct rival by marrying her royal favorite and husband-in-everything-but-name, Robert Dudley. Lettice lived a life of intrigue which more-than mer...

    Three little words.  When separate or combined with nearly any other words in the English language, they seem innocuous.  Downright innocent, even. When you string them together, well that?s when they become the hardest words to say: I was wrong.  Yes, you read that right.  I wa...

    An interesting read about Lettice Knollys, the woman who managed to steal the earl of Leicester from under queen Elizabeth 1st's nose. Considering she lived a long life through an incredible period very little has been written about her before. Here Tallis gives a wonderful account of ...

    Excellent, readable, well-researched biography of Lettice Knollys, Elizabeth I's greatest romantic rival. She was the queen's own close kinswoman and even resembled her, yet when Lettice dared to marry in secret in 1578, she incurred the wrath of the queen, especially because she wed t...

    Excellent book, well written and researched. A treat for any Tudor fan. ...

    While I had some knowledge of Lettice Knollys prior to this book, it was pretty limited to knowing she married Elizabeth I favorite Robert Dudley and payed the price. This was a well researched and interesting look at a woman who lived through the reigns of the Tudors to the Stuarts pr...

    This is the first biography of Lettice Knollys, the woman who stole Robert Dudley's heart. Tallis puts her life into larger perspective of the Elizabethan era, dealing a lot with the politics. I really enjoyed the book (must admit that I'm biased, as Lettice is one of my favourite peop...

    A long winded tale! Heard of the lovely lady Essex! The lady who stole Elizabeth I paramour but never knew the details until now! She had a long and varied life Long being literal in the length of this book very long indeed! If you ever wanted to know about this famous lady this is ...

    Elizabeth I was the glittering jewel in her court, and she was unwilling to share any of the limelight with anyone. As her reign progressed, she made her feelings on marriage well known, and many in her court were afraid to ask her permission to get married. Some married in secret, and...

    I love Tudor history. I devour non-fiction and fiction alike, and so I knew who Lettice was, and her story. I couldn?t wait to read this, to gain some more insight into a fascinating woman and her long life. Unfortunately the only detail here is from her household inventories, just...

    This is a biography that was long overdue. Many books and films have documented the life of Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, and Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex, and their connections to Elizabeth I, but none has yet focused on the other woman who loved them most - Lettice Knollys, Lei...

    I enjoyed learning above Lettice Knollys as she is one of my favorite characters from the Tudor/Stuart eras. The book was well researched and certainly unique in that it covered a character who serves only minimal roles in novels and history. There truly is a lot more to Lettice. Howev...

    Nicola Tallis has written a rich and enthralling book not only about the life of Lettice Knollys but also about the complexities of the life of the English nobility where wealth, power and reputation were all. The author provides a large amount of information as we follow Lettice, her...

    I had to leave a review for this book as none so far have been written! This is the first book I've read by historian Nicola Tallis, and I'm so glad I did. If you enjoy the history of the tudors, and it being written in a way that's not too heavy or difficult to read, I would highly re...

    This is a really interesting and easy to read biography of an extraordinary life in Tudor England. The author has conducted extensive research (my Kindle edition finishes showing 65% read so the remainder is references!) and, most importantly, has written in style that is interesting a...

    A very interesting biography of Lettice Knollys and very readable. There is a lot of conjecture, largely due to a shortage of archive information about this lady, and assumptions must not be read as facts. ...

    Well researched book I enjoyed reading the book. Full of historical facts. I didn?t know much about Lettice Knollys and found out a lot more about the whole family. ...