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The marriage game : a novel of Elizabeth I, Alison Weir

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The marriage game : a novel of Elizabeth I
Title
The marriage game
Title remainder
a novel of Elizabeth I
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Alison Weir
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Author
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Bestselling historian Alison Weir brings all her knowledge of Elizabeth I to vivid life in a novel of intrigue, sex, plots, mysteries and tragedies, amid all the colour and pageantry of the Tudor court. Their affair is the scandal of Europe. Queen Elizabeth presents herself as the Virgin Queen but cannot resist her dashing but married Master of Horse, Lord Robert Dudley. Many believe them to be lovers, and there are scurrilous rumours that Elizabeth is no virgin at all. The formidable young Queen is regarded by most of Christendom as a bastard, a heretic and a usurper, yet many princes covet Tudor England and seek her hand in marriage. Under mounting pressure to take a husband, Elizabeth encourages their advances without ever committing; a delicate, politically-fraught balancing act which becomes known as 'The Marriage Game'. But treading this dangerous line with Robert Dudley, the son and grandson of traitors, could cost her the throne. Played out amidst the splendour of the Tudor court and the most famous events of a great age, The Marriage Game is a dramatic, complex and deeply poignant tale of intrigue, love and loss. At its heart is our greatest Queen and the emotional truth of one of history's most extraordinary love affairs
Summary
A sequel to The Lady Elizabeth recounts the dramatic story of the Virgin Queen and her scandalous relationship with Lord Robert Dudley, a reign marked by rumors about their illegitimate child and the suspicious death of his wife
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Writing style
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10395859
Cataloging source
DLC
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1951-
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Weir, Alison
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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True
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  • Elizabeth
  • Leicester, Robert Dudley
  • Elizabeth
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
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a novel of Queen Elizabeth I
Label
The marriage game : a novel of Elizabeth I, Alison Weir
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052979522
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
421 pages
Isbn
9780091930868
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Label
The marriage game : a novel of Elizabeth I, Alison Weir
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000052979522
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
421 pages
Isbn
9780091930868
Isbn Type
(paperback)

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