Arbella

Arbella

England's Lost Queen

Book - 2005
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passionate and extensive as those of any other woman of this suffocating age - Arbella Stuart revealed her own compelling personality."--BOOK JACKET.
scheming and powerful grandmother." "The accession of James I. Arbella's first cousin, ended her royal aspirations but thrust her into James's licentious court. Then, at age thirty-five, Arbella risked everything to make her own forbidden marriage. An escape in disguise, a wild flight abroad, and capture at sea led, in the end, to an agonizing death in the Tower of London. Yet nothing is as remarkable as the almost modern freedom with which, in a series of extraordinary letters - as
"Lady Arbella Stuart was part Tudor, part Stuart, and a niece of Mary, Queen of Scots. She was introduced at court as a young girl and acknowledged as the heir to the throne by Elizabeth I. As Sarah Gristwood shows, Arbella was literally too royal for her own good. A critical pawn in the struggle for succession, particularly during the long, tense period when Elizabeth lay dying, the young Arbella endured years of isolation, confined amid the rural splendors of Hardwick Hall by her
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin, [2005]
ISBN: 0618341331
Branch Call Number: B STUART
Characteristics: xii, 450 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. ; 24 cm

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