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

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Courting the Virgin Queen

For more than half a century, Elizabeth I was pursued by kings, princes, and nobles from across Europe. During the marriage negotiations, romance blended with diplomacy as suitor after suitor endeavored to ally himself with her in the most intimate of treaties. Yet not one of these illustrious rivals managed to secure his quarry. Even Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester—the most persistent of all the suitors to the queen—never won her, though he was dearly loved by Elizabeth all her life.

Why did so many fail? Was Her Majesty haunted by the six marriages of her father, Henry VIII? Was her traumatic early love affair with Thomas Seymour, a man who was effectively her stepfather, to blame? Or was Elizabeth simply in love with the chase?

A fascinating chronicle filled with romance and intrigue, Josephine Ross's The Men Who Would Be King tells the riveting true story of the greatest hunt in history: the pursuit of the Virgin Queen.

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“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.

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.

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ISBN:
9780062190888
Subtitle:
The Courtships of Queen Elizabeth I
Author:
Ross, Josephine
Publisher:
William Morrow Paperbacks
Subject:
Women
Subject:
World History-England General
Edition Description:
Trade PB
Publication Date:
20120807
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8 x 5.3125 in 10.4 oz

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Biography » Historical
Biography » Royalty
Biography » Women
History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » Tudor to Stuart Period
History and Social Science » World History » England » General
History and Social Science » World History » England » Historical Biographies
History and Social Science » World History » England » Royalty

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 —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.

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