Ladies in Waiting: From the Tudors to the Present Day

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Far from being servants or decorative accessories in court, ladies-in-waiting competed for real positions of power--and many succeeded in their goals, sometimes betraying their queens in the process. A few even became royal mistresses. Drawing on a wide variety of primary sources, this lively, full-scale study by a bestselling author combines anecdote with searching analysis to create social history at its most colorful and entertaining.

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Anne Somerset is the author of such best-sellers as ELIZABETH I and UNNATURAL MURDER. She read history at King's College, London, and for two years worked as a research assistant for historians such as Hugh Thomas, Antonia Fraser and Nigel Fisher. She lives in London.

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From four centuries of courtly life and love, Anne Somerset has compiled a sparkling history, lucidly written and of impeccable scholarship * COUNTRY LIFE * Lady Anne writes with perception, wit, candour and a confident authority -- Hugh Montgomery Massingberd * THE SPECTATOR * An extremely informative and well-documented study that ... because it is full of odd episodes and graphic portraits, will make admirable bedside reading * SUNDAY TELEGRAPH * A pleasing account of the upper-class ladies who slaved, suffered and starved in royal service * SUNDAY TIMES * Extraordinarily enjoyable ... Colourful and entertaining ... A Naughty Knickers version of our island story -- Auberon Waugh * DAILY MAIL * Anne Somerset's gossipy Ladies in Waiting provides a wealth of juicy anecdotal material about five centuries of court life from Henry VIII to Elizabeth II * NEW YORK TIMES *

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