9780553815214

Arbella : England's Lost Queen

Gristwood, Sarah

ISBN 10: 0553815210 / 0-553-81521-0
ISBN 13: 9780553815214
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Limited
Publication Date: 2004

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Taking as its background one of the most famous periods of British history, this historical biography focuses on the hitherto forgotten figure of Arbella Stuart, the niece of Mary Queen of Scots and first cousin to James VI of Scotland, whose right to the English throne was equalled only by James.

 

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Book Description: Transworld Publishers Ltd, United Kingdom, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 198 x 127 mm. Brand New Book. It is Arbella they would proclaim Queen if her mistress should happen to die Sir William Stanley, 1592 Niece to Mary, Queen of Scots, granddaughter to the great Tudor dynast Bess of Hardwick, Lady Arbella Stuart was brought up in the belief that she would inherit Elizabeth I s throne. Her very conception was dramatic: the result of an unsanctioned alliance that brought down the wrath of the authorities. Raised in restricted isolation at Hardwick, in the care - the custody - of the forceful Bess, Arbella was twenty-seven before, in 1603, she made her own flamboyant bid for liberty. She may also have been making a bid for the throne. If so, she failed. But the accession of her cousin James thrust her into the colourful world of his court, and briefly gave her the independence she craved at the heart of Jacobean society. Then, aged 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 in 1615. Along with the rumours about her sanity, her story influenced even Webster s The Duchess of Malfi. Yet perhaps nothing in her tale is as striking as the degree to which a woman so widely discussed in her own day has been written out of history. Nothing as remarkable as the almost modern freedom with which, in a series of extraordinary letters, Arbella Stuart revealed her own passionate and curiously accessible personality. Drawing on a wide variety of contemporary sources, Sarah Gristwood has painted a powerful and vivid portrait of a woman forced to carve a precarious path through the turbulent years when the Tudor gave way to the Stuart dynasty. But more remarkable still, the turmoils of Arbella s life never prevented her from claiming the right to love freely, to speak her wrongs loudly - and to control her own destiny. Bookseller Inventory # BTY9780553815214

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Arbella: England s Lost Queen (Paperback) (ISBN: 9780553815214)
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Book Description: Transworld Publishers Ltd, United Kingdom, 2004. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 198 x 127 mm. Brand New Book. It is Arbella they would proclaim Queen if her mistress should happen to die Sir William Stanley, 1592 Niece to Mary, Queen of Scots, granddaughter to the great Tudor dynast Bess of Hardwick, Lady Arbella Stuart was brought up in the belief that she would inherit Elizabeth I s throne. Her very conception was dramatic: the result of an unsanctioned alliance that brought down the wrath of the authorities. Raised in restricted isolation at Hardwick, in the care - the custody - of the forceful Bess, Arbella was twenty-seven before, in 1603, she made her own flamboyant bid for liberty. She may also have been making a bid for the throne. If so, she failed. But the accession of her cousin James thrust her into the colourful world of his court, and briefly gave her the independence she craved at the heart of Jacobean society. Then, aged 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 in 1615. Along with the rumours about her sanity, her story influenced even Webster s The Duchess of Malfi. Yet perhaps nothing in her tale is as striking as the degree to which a woman so widely discussed in her own day has been written out of history. Nothing as remarkable as the almost modern freedom with which, in a series of extraordinary letters, Arbella Stuart revealed her own passionate and curiously accessible personality. Drawing on a wide variety of contemporary sources, Sarah Gristwood has painted a powerful and vivid portrait of a woman forced to carve a precarious path through the turbulent years when the Tudor gave way to the Stuart dynasty. But more remarkable still, the turmoils of Arbella s life never prevented her from claiming the right to love freely, to speak her wrongs loudly - and to control her own destiny. Bookseller Inventory # BTY9780553815214

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Book Description: Book Condition: New. 322.58 x 502.92 cm. Niece to Mary, Queen of Scots, granddaughter to the great Tudor dynast Bess of Hardwick, Lady Arbella Stuart was brought up in the belief that she would inherit Elizabeth I's throne.Drawing on contemporary sources, Sarah Gristwood has painted a portrait of a woman in the turbulent years when the Tudor gave way to the Stuart dynasty.Our orders are sent from our warehouse locally or directly from our international distributors to allow us to offer you the best possible price and delivery time. Book. Bookseller Inventory # MM-60172474

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