The Men Who Would Be King: The Courtships of Queen Elizabeth I

The Men Who Would Be King: The Courtships of Queen Elizabeth I

by Josephine Ross

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Overview

“Splendid stuff, ‘history with attitude.’ Written with energy and aplomb.”
 —The Times (London)

The colorful, often tempestuous courtships of Queen Elizabeth I of England (the “virgin Queen”) are brought to breathtaking life in The Men Who Would Be King, a thrilling, utterly fascinating popular history by Josephine Ross. The highly respected author of The Winter Queen and The Tudors, Ross captures all the splendors of the royal court, and all the delicious intrigues surrounding the romances of the powerful daughter of King Henry VIII during her glorious reign. The Men Who Would Be King is spirited British history, captivating and eminently readable, that will equally delight fans of historical nonfiction, Tudor aficionados, and anyone who loves the bestselling novels of Philippa Gregory.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780062190888
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 08/07/2012
Pages: 240
Sales rank: 923,985
Product dimensions: 5.36(w) x 7.84(h) x 0.61(d)

About the Author

Josephine Ross studied English at London University. Upon graduating, she worked for Vogue magazine before being commissioned to write her first book. Since then, she has written television drama scripts and a number of histories and biographies, including The Tudors and The Monarchy of Britain. She lives in London with her husband, the historian James Chambers.

Table of Contents

Illustrations ix

Acknowledgments xi

1 The Early Years 1

2 "The Matter of the Admiral" 15

3 "The Question of the Day" 37

4 "A Great Resort of Wooers" 62

5 The Queen in Love 93

6 "The Weal of the Kingdom" 114

7 The Brothers of France 147

8 A Frog He Would A-Wooing Go 173

9 Mistress of England 201

Index 219

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