The Favourite: Ralegh and His Queen (Paperback)Mathew Lyons (author)
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In The Favourite, Mathew Lyons strips away the myth - and the self-mythologising - to find Sir Walter Ralegh in the one role in which his contemporaries knew him best: the courtier who could win the attention - and the heart - of Elizabeth I, while also being the 'most hated man in England'.
Using first-hand accounts, Lyons uncovers the maze of ambition, desire and amorality in which Ralegh lived before he rose to fame - a brutal Elizabethan world riven with crime and corruption and riddled with traitors and spies.
Publisher: Little, Brown Book Group
Number of pages: 416
Weight: 348 g
Dimensions: 133 x 200 x 28 mm
Lyons has a magical turn of phrase that compels the reader to turn the pages to find out what happens next... -- Susan Ronald, author of Elizabeth, Queen of Pirates
A well researched and meticulously detailed biography * New Books *
Very entertaining. * The Herald. *
A magnificent job of unpicking the machinations of Elizabeth's court and presents a fresh insight into the turbulent world of Tudor England. * Good Book Guide *
Contains some excellent history-writing. * Heraldscotland.com *
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