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The Lady Penelope

Passion and Intrigue at the Heart of the Elizabethan Court

Sally Varlow

A muse to poets and descendant of royalty, the golden-haired Penelope Devereux was celebrated in the court of her godmother, Queen Elizabeth I, for being as quick-witted as she was beautiful. This biography traces Devereux’s political ascendancy in the court, her unhappy marriage to nobleman Robert Rich, her involvement in the rebellion to overthrow Elizabeth, led by her brother, the Earl of Essex, and her doomed love affair with Charles Blount, which ultimately led to her downfall.
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  • Publisher: Andre Deutsch
  • Year: 2014
  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320pp
  • Illustrated: Yes
  • ISBN: 9780233004075
  • Condition: New
  • Weight: 0.4kg
Product code:
506698
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