The Virgin's Lover
The National Bestseller In the autumn of 1558, church bells across England ring out the joyous news that Elizabeth I is the new queen. One woman hears the tidings with utter dread. She is Amy Dudley, wife of Sir Robert, and she knows that Elizabeth's ambitious leap to the throne will draw her... show more
The National Bestseller In the autumn of 1558, church bells across England ring out the joyous news that Elizabeth I is the new queen. One woman hears the tidings with utter dread. She is Amy Dudley, wife of Sir Robert, and she knows that Elizabeth's ambitious leap to the throne will draw her husband back to the center of the glamorous Tudor court, where he was born to be. Elizabeth's excited triumph is short-lived. She has inherited a bankrupt country where treason is rampant and foreign war a certainty. Her faithful advisor William Cecil warns her that she will survive only if she marries a strong prince to govern the rebellious country, but the one man Elizabeth desires is her childhood friend, the ambitious Robert Dudley. As the young couple falls in love, a question hangs in the air: can he really set aside his wife and marry the queen? When Amy is found dead, Elizabeth and Dudley are suddenly plunged into a struggle for survival. Philippa Gregory's The Virgin's Lover answers the question about an unsolved crime that has fascinated detectives and historians for centuries. Intelligent, romantic, and compelling, The Virgin's Lover presents a young woman on the brink of greatness, a young man whose ambition exceeds his means, and the wife who cannot forgive them.
Publish date: September 7th 2005
Pages no: 441
Edition language: English
The Virgin’s Lover (The Tudor Court #5) Philippa Gregory, 2004 In her first days on the throne, Queen Elizabeth faces threats from many sides: the Pope, outraged by the new Protestant Queen, has declared it not a sin to assassinate her, and Mary, Queen of Scots, along with the French army, threa...
finally this book is over, It is too damn long, and boring.For the begging half of the novel nothing that matters happened and when it got a little bit interesting in the middle it sunk back to dullness. The author elaborated more on the history aspect if the novel rather than the relationship of Ro...
Not one of Gregory's best works but still quite good. I love reading about this era!!
Loved the Historical Part and the Fiction part. and when put together made a very interesting story line, I really enjoyed this book,
It took me FOREVER to finish this book... primarily because of how the author portrayed Queen Elizabeth. If this was an honest depiction or not, she was a truly annoying and whiny woman! Which typical novels/movies about Queen Elizabeth are quite the opposite. The novel didn't ever seem to be going ...