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Marriage Game by Alison Weir
  

Marriage Game

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Whether the self-styled Virgin Queen and Robert, the son and grandson of traitors, slept together or not was a pre-occupation of the court and their open flirtation, whether or not it was consummated, very nearly cost Elizabeth the crown.

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Marriage Game by Alison Weir

The relationship between the young Elizabeth I and the dashing but married Lord Robert Dudley is the most extraordinary and controversial of royal love affairs. Whether the self-styled Virgin Queen and Robert, the son and grandson of traitors, slept together or not was a pre-occupation of the court and their open flirtation, whether or not it was consummated, very nearly cost Elizabeth the crown. As a bestselling historian, Alison Weir has her own theories about Elizabeth's motivations and intentions. In the Marriage Game she brings all her knowledge of this captivating, tempestuous young woman to vivid life in a novel of intrigues, sex, plots, mysteries and tragedies with all the colour and pageantry of the Tudor court.

Reviews

[Weir] gets right inside the head of the Virgin Queen. The reader has a blissful sense of seeing history as it happens. -- Kate Saunders The Times Elizabeth explodes from the page, a full-blooded woman, all desire, passion and vulnerability ... a breathtaking story of secrets and lies. -- Kate Williams, author of BECOMING QUEEN and JOSEPHINE Politics, historical detail and unfulfilled love in Alison Weir's endlessly fascinating account of Elizabeth I's attempt reconcile her personal passions with public life ... The sheer weight of Weir's scholarship underpins the narrative, making it endlessly fascinating. Sunday Express The captivating, tempestuous, often hilarious and ultimately poignant story of the extraordinary love affair between Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley Historical Novel Review With the vogue for Tudor history at its height, this is a brilliant novel that focuses on the volatile relationship with Elizabeth I and the charismatic Lord Dudley. Woman and Home


About the Author

Alison Weir

Alison Weir is the top-selling female historian (and the fifth bestselling historian overall) in the United Kingdom, and has sold over 2.7 million books worldwide. She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts and Sciences and an Honorary Life Patron of Historic Royal Palaces, and is married with two adult children. Anne Boleyn is the second in the Six Tudor Queens series of novels about the wives of Henry VIII, which began with Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen - a Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller.

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Publication date

26th June 2014

Author

Alison Weir

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Publisher

Hutchinson an imprint of Cornerstone

Format

Hardback
432 pages

Categories

Historical Fiction
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ISBN

9780091926250

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