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The Men Who Would Be King: Suitors to Queen Elizabeth I

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The story of the many suitors of Elizabeth I—one of the most eligible brides in 16th century Europe

In the only history available on this ever-fascinating subject, readers will meet the many men who competed fruitlessly for Elizabeth's hand and affections. From her childhood—overshadowed by the marital upheavals of her father Henry VIII and the tragic first encounter with courtship, to the fantastical flirtations of her old age, Elizabeth refused to commit herself to any man. During the marriage negotiations, which spanned half a century, romance blended with diplomacy as one illustrious suitor after another endeavored to ally himself to her in the most intimate of treaties. She played one suitor against another, exploiting her situation to the full both for England's profit and her pleasure. One man did come close to winning her—ambitious, devious Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, suspected by many of having murdered his wife, was the most persistent of the suitors to the Queen, and though he never attained the prize he longed for, he was dearly loved by Elizabeth all her life.

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Elizabeth I--the Virgin Queen--refused to commit herself to any man, although one illustrious suitor after another endeavored to ally himself with her in the most intimate of treaties. In the only history available on this ever-fascinating subject, meet the many men who competed fruitlessly for Elizabeth's hand and affections. During the intricate marriage negotiations, romance inextricably blended with diplomacy, and Elizabeth played one prospective groom against the other, always exploiting the situation for England's profit and her own pleasure. Most important among the potential mates: the ambitious, devious Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, suspected of having murdered his wife. Although he never attained the prize he longed for, he was dearly loved by Elizabeth all her life.

About the Author

Josephine Ross is the author of Jane Austen: A Companion and the coauthor of Jane Austen's Guide to Good Manners.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780753818336
Author:
Ross, Josephine
Publisher:
Phoenix Press (CA)
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Subject:
World History-England General
Subject:
HISTORY - EUR HIST TRD PB
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20111031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
8 b/w photos
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.75 x 5 in

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Elizabeth I--the Virgin Queen--refused to commit herself to any man, although one illustrious suitor after another endeavored to ally himself with her in the most intimate of treaties. In the only history available on this ever-fascinating subject, meet the many men who competed fruitlessly for Elizabeth's hand and affections. During the intricate marriage negotiations, romance inextricably blended with diplomacy, and Elizabeth played one prospective groom against the other, always exploiting the situation for England's profit and her own pleasure. Most important among the potential mates: the ambitious, devious Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, suspected of having murdered his wife. Although he never attained the prize he longed for, he was dearly loved by Elizabeth all her life.

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