Bess of Hardwick: First Lady of Chatsworth, 1527-1608
Publish date: January 25th 2005
Publisher: Not Avail
Pages no: 555
Edition language: English
Lots and lots of meaningless detail. From this account Bess is actually kind of boring.
bookshelves: one-penny-wonder, paper-read, biography, skoolzy-stuff, tudor, history, summer-2014, published-2005, spring-2015, hardback Recommended to ☯Bettie☯ by: Themis-Athena (Does not and never will own a Kindle) Read from June 04, 2014 to March 08, 2015 Bess of Hardwick. Description: Fro...
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Very well researched, complete with comprehensive documentation (footnotes AND endnotes, oh joy!) and a good understanding of the scholarship that’s come before. The book (a biography of a gentlewoman who lived through the later Tudor monarchs) has a tendency to get bogged down in details and tangen...
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 to the heights of Elizabethan society and privilege by the time of her death of extreme old age...