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Bess of Hardwick book. Bess of Hardwick her manipulative charm attracted passionate supporters, she built and furnished beautiful houses, including the first Chatsworth.

Mary Lovell's book on Bess of Hardwick is no exception

Mary Lovell's book on Bess of Hardwick is no exception. An amazing true story of a woman in the Elizabethan era who was able to survive the economic and political minefields of the times, when many men went under. The detail describing the difficulties of daily living, running a household and travelling even short distances help to put the obstacles in Bess's life in context and make her achievements all the more remarkable.

Bringing 'the Tudor Age to exuberant life' (Hugh Massingberd, Mail on Sunday), Mary S. Lovell tells the story of Bess of Hardwick,, one of the most remarkable women of the Tudor era. Gently-born in reduced circumstances, she was married at 15 and when she was widowed at 16, she was still a virgin. At 19 she married a man more than twice her age, Sir William Cavendish, a senior auditor in King Henry VIII's Court of Augmentations. Responsible for seizing church properties for the crown during the Dissolution, Cavendish enriched himself in the process.

Mary Sybilla Lovell is a British writer, daughter of William G. and Mary . Four of her books have been optioned for films. Bess of Hardwick – Empire Builder and First Lady of Chatsworth (2005). Winston Churchill - The Churchills: In Love and War (2011). and Mary Catherine (née Wooley) Shelton. She married Clifford C. Lovell on 22 October 1960. They divorced in 1974. She married Geoffrey A. H. Watts on 11 July 1992. Until 2011 she often led reader groups interested in Jane Digby around Syria to follow in the footsteps of this favourite subject of hers. She loves to travel to the Middle East. Maxine Elliott - The Riviera Set (2016).

BESS OF HARDWICK ALSO BY MARY S. LOVELL Straight on till Morning: The Biography of Beryl . Bess of Hardwick: First Lady of Chatsworth, 1527–1608. LOVELL Straight on till Morning: The Biography of Beryl Markham The Sound of Wings: The Biography of Amelia Earhart Cast No Shadow: The Spy Wh. I assure you, there is no Lady in this land that I better love and like. Queen Elizabeth I about Bess of Hardwick. W. Norton & Company. Originally published in Great Britain under the title. For information about permission to reproduce selections from.

Bess of Hardwick : Empire Builder. She has one child: Graeme R. Lovell.

Bess of Hardwick was one of the most remarkable women of the Tudor era. Gently-born in reduced circumstances, she was married at 15 and when she was widowed at 16, she was still a virgin. At 19 she married a man more than twice her age, Sir William Cavendish, a senior auditor in King Henry VIII's Court of Augmentations. Responsible for seizing church properties for the crown during the Dissolution, Cavendish enriched himself in the process. During the reign of King Edward VI, Cavendish was the Treasurer to the boy king and sisters, and he and Bess moved in the highest levels of society. They had a London home and built Chatsworth House in Derbyshire. After Cavendish's death her third husband was poisoned by his brother. Bess' fourth marriage to the patrician George, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury, Earl Marshall of England, made Bess one of the most important women at court. Her shrewd business acumen was a byword, and she was said to have 'a masculine understanding', in that age when women had little education and few legal rights. The Earl's death made her arguably the wealthiest, and therefore - next to the Queen - the most powerful woman in the country.

Comments: (7)

Jarortr
The only complaint I have is that I mistakenly thought this title was one book on Bess of Hardwick, and that Bess of Hardwick: Empire Builder was a separate book, perhaps about a later or earlier period in Bess' life. Be advised they are one and the same; word for word, as far as I could tell, so don't make the same mistake I did, unless you want to own both, of course.

The book is very well-researched, I think, and because Bess was such an important woman with widespread influence, there is plenty of material on other prominent figures of her time and place. Queen Elizabeth I, for example, adored Bess whose children were among the queen's favorites at court. In addition, Lovell focuses a good bit of attention on Bess's fourth marriage which started out in heaven and ended at hell's doorstep, largely because her husband, the Earl of Shrewsbury, began losing his grip and possibly his faithfulness when his job became "too much" for him. He was the nobleman in care of Mary, Queen of Scotland, imprisoned by Elizabeth I for 15 years. The Scottish queen's incarceration was based on the British queen's fear that Mary's camp would overthrow the Tudors, and while the book is about Bess of Hardwick, her husband's significant role as the captive queen's warden has everything to do with Shrewsbury's marriage. Highly recommended.
Anicasalar
This book is a wonderful read based on my favorite period of history the Tudor period. Bess was quite a woman. Bess of Hardwick, was the daughter of John Hardwick, of Derbyshire and Elizabeth Leeke, daughter of Thomas Leeke and Margaret Fox. She was married four times, firstly to Robert Barlow, who died in his teens; secondly to the courtier Sir William Cavendish; thirdly to Sir William St Loe; and lastly to George Talbot, 6th Earl of Shrewsbury, sometime keeper to the captive Mary, Queen of Scots. An accomplished needlewoman, Bess hosted Mary at Chatsworth House for extended periods in 1569, 1570, and 1571, during which time they worked together on the Oxburgh Hangings.[2] In 1601, Bess ordered an inventory of the household furnishings including textiles at her three properties at Chatsworth, Hardwick and Chelsea, which survives, and in her will she bequeathed these items to her heirs to be preserved in perpetuity. This is an excellent account of the way she lived her live in the service to her country and how even though she herself was not supposed to have power she actually did because she controlled the husbands she had. It is a good read.
I am hcv men
This author is excellent for the way she can turn her thoroughly researched subjects into highly readable and fascinating books. Mary Lovell's book on Bess of Hardwick is no exception. An amazing true story of a woman in the Elizabethan era who was able to survive the economic and political minefields of the times, when many men went under. The detail describing the difficulties of daily living, running a household and travelling even short distances help to put the obstacles in Bess's life in context and make her achievements all the more remarkable. This book is a wonderfully drawn portait of a highly intelligent, formidable but gracious woman, and a most pleasurable way to read history.

I can also highly recommend Mary Lovell's biographies "A Scandalous Life: The Biography of Jane Digby", "Straight on Till Morning: The Life of Beryl Markham: and "A Rage to Live: A biography of Richard and Isabel Burton".
Swordsong
All of Mary Lovells books that i have had the pleasure of reading are wonderfully factual, fascinating and entertaining.
avanger
Bess of Hardwick was approximately the same age as Elizabeth the Great,
but was born into the very minor British aristocracy, and made her way,
through charm, hard work, four husbands, and cleverness, to the highest
levels of society, running her own fortune, defending herself from lawsuits,
building several grand English homes, and founding several of the major
English aristocratic families. Lovell defends Bess from the many historians
who have apparently slandered her, presenting her in great detail as a strong, clever and effective woman who overcame many trials in her life.

The most poignant difficulty Bess endured was her relationship with her
fourth husband, the 6th Earl of Shrewsbury, who adored her for the first
decade of their marriage, and then attacked and slandered her thereafter
in hundreds of letters and many suits. The author makes the case that
the Earl had descended into paranoid dementia and couldn't endure not being
able to control his wife and her fortune.

Another major relationship in her life was with Arbella Stuart, her
grand daughter, who was claimant for the British throne after
Elizabeth. Bess' ambitions for her seemed to ruin the young woman's
life pretty completely.

This is a terrific biography that opens up Tudor times, revealing how
the upper classes lived and married. At 500 pages plus notes and index,
it's not an easy read, but I found it absorbing and will look for the
author's other work.
Kupidon
Book is an excellent read about the a true lady who took control of her own life in an era that considered women as property. Very well researched and takes you back to the Tudor (Elizabeth I) dynasty and the motives of many historical figures. Great book!
Makaitist
Thank you.
I, like many others, am a direct descendent of Elizabeth. This book helps me to know my grandmother. It is now a working book for me, highlighting names, places, for future generations.
Bess of Hardwick First Lady of Chatsworth download epub
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Author: Mary S. Lovell
ISBN: 0316724823
Category: History
Subcategory: Europe
Language: English
Publisher: Little, Brown (August 2005)
Pages: 576 pages