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The other queen / by Philippa Gregory.

By: Gregory, Philippa.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: New York : Touchstone Book, 2008Edition: 1st Touchstone hardcover ed.Description: 438 p. ; 25 cm.ISBN: 1416549129; 9781416549123; 1416549145 (trade paper : alk. paper); 9781416549147 (trade paper : alk. paper); 0743571061 (audio cd); 9780743571067 (audio cd).Subject(s): Mary, Queen of Scots, 1542-1587 -- Fiction | Shrewsbury, Elizabeth Hardwick Talbot, Countess of, 1527?-1608 -- Fiction | Great Britain -- History -- Elizabeth, 1558-1603 -- Fiction | Scotland -- History -- Mary Stuart, 1542-1567 -- Fiction | Women rulers -- Fiction | Married men -- Fiction | Married women -- Fiction | Abandoned wives -- Fiction | Traitors -- Fiction | Murder victims -- Fiction | Ambition -- Fiction | Sixteenth century -- FictionGenre/Form: Biographical fiction. | Historical fiction.DDC classification: 823/.914 Online resources: Publisher description | Sample text | Contributor biographical information Summary: This dazzling novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory presents a new and unique view of one of history's most intriguing, romantic, and maddening heroines. Biographers often neglect the captive years of Mary, Queen of Scots, who trusted Queen Elizabeth's promise of sanctuary when she fled from rebels in Scotland and then found herself imprisoned as the guest of George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury, and his indomitable wife, Bess of Hardwick. The newly married couple welcome the doomed queen into their home, certain that serving as her hosts and jailers will bring them an advantage in the cutthroat world of the Elizabethan court. To their horror, they find that the task will bankrupt them, and as their home becomes the epicenter of intrigue and rebellion against Elizabeth, their loyalty to each other and to their sovereign comes into question. If Mary succeeds in seducing the earl into her own web of treachery and treason, or if the great spymaster William Cecil links them to the growing conspiracy to free Mary from her illegal imprisonment, they will all face the headsman.
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This dazzling novel from the #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory presents a new and unique view of one of history's most intriguing, romantic, and maddening heroines. Biographers often neglect the captive years of Mary, Queen of Scots, who trusted Queen Elizabeth's promise of sanctuary when she fled from rebels in Scotland and then found herself imprisoned as the guest of George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury, and his indomitable wife, Bess of Hardwick. The newly married couple welcome the doomed queen into their home, certain that serving as her hosts and jailers will bring them an advantage in the cutthroat world of the Elizabethan court. To their horror, they find that the task will bankrupt them, and as their home becomes the epicenter of intrigue and rebellion against Elizabeth, their loyalty to each other and to their sovereign comes into question. If Mary succeeds in seducing the earl into her own web of treachery and treason, or if the great spymaster William Cecil links them to the growing conspiracy to free Mary from her illegal imprisonment, they will all face the headsman.

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