✼ Bess of Hardwick Author Mary S. Lovell – Pccare247.us

Bess of Hardwick From The Author Of The Sisters, A Chronicle Of The Most Brutal, Turbulent, And Exuberant Period Of England S History.Bess Hardwick, The Fifth Daughter Of An Impoverished Derbyshire Nobleman, Did Not Have An Auspicious Start In Life Widowed At Sixteen, She Nonetheless Outlived Four Monarchs, Married Three Times, Built The Great House At Chatsworth, And Died One Of The Wealthiest And Most Powerful Women In English History.In 1527 England Was In The Throes Of Violent Political Upheaval As Henry VIII Severed All Links With Rome His Daughter, Queen Mary, Was Even Capricious And Bloody, Only To Be Followed By The Indomitable And Ruthless Gloriana, Elizabeth I It Could Not Have Been Hazardous A Period For An Ambitious Woman By The Time Bess S First Child Was Six, Three Of Her Illustrious Godparents Had Been Beheaded.Using Journals, Letters, Inventories, And Account Books, Mary S Lovell Tells The Passionate, Colorful Story Of An Astonishingly Accomplished Woman, Among Whose Descendants Are Counted The Dukes Of Devonshire, Rutland, And Portland, And, On The American Side, Katharine Hepburn.

<EPUB> ✼ Bess of Hardwick  Author Mary S. Lovell – Pccare247.us
  • Hardcover
  • 555 pages
  • Bess of Hardwick
  • Mary S. Lovell
  • English
  • 26 March 2017
  • 039306221X

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  1. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here view spoiler Bettie s BooksThe rating, any status updates, and those bookshelves, indicate my feelings for this book hide spoiler


  2. says:

    After decades of reading biographies and collections of letters about the various men of the period, it s finally time for some of the women outside of Mary Queen of Scots, Elizabeth and Mary Tudor to get some attention.Lovell had access to masses of data, and found , but a great deal of it is in the form of financial records, and complicated legal documents She does a good job of being upfront about her conjecture, usually in defense of, or sympathetic to, her subject, without descending After decades of reading biographies and collections of letters about the various men of the period, it s finally time for some of the women outside of Mary Queen of Scots, Elizabeth and Mary Tudor to get some attention.Lovell had access to masses of data, and found , but a great deal of it is in the form of financial records, and complicated legal documents She does a good job of being upfront about her conjecture, usually in defense of, or sympathetic to, her subject, without descending into hagiography.And what a fascinating person at a fascinating time Bess knew everybody of importance at the Tudor court She married four times, each bringing herland and wealth, and spent a great deal of time looking out for her progeny those who managed to survive infancy and childhood A grimly high number didn t Her biggest triumph, and biggest mistake, was Arbella Stuart, who many saw as Elizabeth Tudor s successor rather than James Stuart.Lovel manages to furnish glimpses into all the ...


  3. says:

    Bess of Hardwick is one of my favourite non royal women to read about from the Tudor period of English history Canny, witty and ambitious, Bess was born into genteel poverty, and managed to raise herself t...


  4. says:

    I simply can not finish this Lovell discusses Bess for one line then pours into Tudor era background information before returning to Bess about a page later with this pattern repeating Often times, this is further infused with speculative statements I just can t deal with it


  5. says:

    This is muchinteresting than Kate Hubbard s bio.


  6. says:

    3.5 Even though I enjoyed this, there were lots of dry parts and I m not a big NF fan for that reason I knew the basics of Bess, but this covered her whole life Vivid descriptions of her 4 marriages, castles and her relationships with all the royal parties I didn t know about Arabella and...


  7. says:

    Well researched book full of intricate details an amazing accomplishment and a rare insight into the movers and shakers of the Elizabethan period.


  8. says:

    Loved everything about this Tudor biography, Bess of Hardwick is impressively researched The Author Mary S Lovell writes the period with a sharp eye for detail and with a very comfortable narrative These turbulent time were also brutal and this biography shows its a realistic one Lots happened in Bess of Hardwick life time, and its very descriptive We are taken on a journey from her youth at Hardwick Old Hall, Derbyshire through her prosperity of four spouses, all detailed The love of her Loved everything about this Tudor biography, Bess of Hardwick is impressively researched The Author Mary S Lovell writes the period with a sharp eye for detail and with a very comfortable narrative These turbulent time were also brutal and this biography shows its a realistic one Lots happened in Bess of Hardwick life time, and its very descriptive We are taken on a journey from her youth at Hardwick Old Hall, Derbyshire through her prosperity of four spouses, all detailed The love of her life is singled out through beautiful letters, holding a sense of romance, when time and distance keep them apart, a longing to see each other, written terms of endearment with codes used The book shows depth on Bess s last, powerful marriage, till death do us part the break down, the famous separation, she was a woman to be reck...


  9. says:

    This first class account of Bess of Hardwick First Lady of Chatsworth reads like a morality tale about money, success and power.Those who get it and keep it those who get it and lose it those who have a talent for letting it slip through their fingers and the multifarious ways people with varying degrees of honour or dishonour behave around it.If I was to sum Bess up for those who ve never heard of her, I d say she was a 16th century one woman estate and property corporation, plus social and This first class account of Bess of Hardwick First Lady of Chatsworth reads like a morality tale about money, success and power.Those who get it and keep it those who get it and lose it those who have a talent for letting it slip through their fingers and the multifarious ways people with varying degrees of honour or dishonour behave around it.If I was to sum Bess up for those who ve never heard of her, I d say she was a 16th century one woman estate and property corporation, plus social and dynastic engineer She founded several of our great aristocratic families and greatest landowners She was strong at a time when women were oppressed, manipulated and exploited.Sh...


  10. says:

    Having read books about Mary,Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I and than about both of them by Jane Dunn I was thrilled to finally put my hands on a book focused on a very important character who was standing in the shadow of these two famous historical characters and also played important role in the story Bess of Hardwick, unwilling hostess to imprisoned scottish queen, who found herself as much imprisoned as her royal guest The wealthiest woman in Tudor England right behind Elizabeth hersel Having read books about Mary,Queen of Scots and Elizabeth I and than about both of them by Jane Dunn I was thrilled to finally put my hands on a book focused on a very important character who was standing in the shadow of these two famous historical characters and also played important role in the story Bess of Hardwick, unwilling hostess to imprisoned scottish queen, who found herself as much imprisoned a...

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