Bess of Hardwick

Bess of Hardwick New Perspectives

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Bess of Hardwick was one of the most extraordinary figures of Elizabethan England. She was born the daughter of a country squire. But by the end of her long life (which a recent redating of her birth suggests was even longer than previously thought) she was the richest woman in England outside the royal family, had risen to the rank of countess and seen two of her daughters do the same and had built one of the major 'prodigy houses' of the period. While married to her fourth husband, the Earl of Shrewsbury, she had been jailer to Mary, Queen of Scots, and her granddaughter by her second marriage, Lady Arbella Stuart, was of royal blood and might have succeeded to the throne of England. This wide-ranging collection brings out the full range of her activities and impact.

Book information

ISBN: 9781526101297
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Imprint: Manchester University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 942.055092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 400g
Height: 218mm
Width: 146mm
Spine width: 21mm