Arbella: England's Lost Queen

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Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2005 - 450 стор.
This biography restores Arbella, England's "lost queen," to vivid life. Layd Arbella Stuart emerges, through Sara Gristwood's masterly storytelling, as a most contemporary royal, a young woman determined to shape her own destiny in the midst of her plot-ridden world. Arbella 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 Gristwood brilliantly 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 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 passionate and extensive as those of any other woman of this suffocating age -- Arbella Stuart revealed her own compelling personality. Arbella is "an enthralling account of an extraordinary life" (Spectator). - Jacket flap.

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It seems is was not easy to live under the shadow of Bess of Hardwick. Arbella's proximity to the throne was another hurdle she could not overcome. I enjoyed this book but do wish we knew more about ... Читати огляд повністю

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A Christmas gift from the “Interesting Women” wishlist. Arbella Stuart (her name is often latinized to Arabella, but her contemporaries knew her as “Arbella” or “Arbel”) was Henry VIII’s great-grand ... Читати огляд повністю

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The hasty marriage
11
Most renowned stock
21
My jewel Arbell
25
Good lady grandmother
34
Little Lady Favour
47
Lawful inheritness 15871602
57
She will one day be even as I am
59
Courtdazzled eyes
70
A confusion of imbassages
223
My estate being so uncertain
236
To live safe
245
Without mate and without estate
250
A pattern of misfortune 16101615
265
Affectations of marriage
267
Your faithful losing wife
279
A poor distressed gentlewoman
290

Exile with expectation
78
Slanderous and unlikely surmise
89
The disabling of Arbella
99
This my prison
110
They are dead whom I loved
118
Helping myself in this distress
126
My travelling mind January April 1603
137
This unadvised young woman
139
A mind distracted
154
So wilfully bent
163
A scribbling melancholy
173
Disorderly attempts
180
That strange outlandish word change
187
My own woman? 16031610
197
An unknown climate
199
Much spoken of
211
Do break prison and make escape
299
A spectacle of his Majestys displeasure
309
A bird in a cage
317
One most wretched and unfortunate creature
327
Far out of frame
335
I dare to die
346
Epilogue
355
One Morley
369
Arbella and porphyria
375
Places and portraits
381
Family trees
391
Source notes
397
Select bibliography
432
Picture acknowledgments
439
Index
442
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Sarah Gristwood is an Oxford-trained historian, journalist, and broadcaster.

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