Elizabeth and Essex: A Tragic History

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When the Earl of Essex succeeded his stepfather, the Earl of Leicester, as Queen Elizabeth's favorite, he was 21 and the Queen was in her mid-fifties. She was imperious and demanding; he was spoiled and ambitious, but shrewd and with an eye toward the main chance.

Their relationship is an ideal subject for Lytton Strachey's sardonic but not unsympathetic analysis.

"Elizabeth and Essex shared common traits of ego and vanity, and they exercised a fascination for each other. Their ...

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Overview

When the Earl of Essex succeeded his stepfather, the Earl of Leicester, as Queen Elizabeth's favorite, he was 21 and the Queen was in her mid-fifties. She was imperious and demanding; he was spoiled and ambitious, but shrewd and with an eye toward the main chance.

Their relationship is an ideal subject for Lytton Strachey's sardonic but not unsympathetic analysis.

"Elizabeth and Essex shared common traits of ego and vanity, and they exercised a fascination for each other. Their relationship, a struggle for dominance with all the overtones of repressed sexuality, is all the more fascinating for the difference in their ages." (B-O-T Editorial Review Board)

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"A beautiful and memorable book." — Atlantic Monthly

 

"The real drama of ambition, passion, and personality in the pageant of veracious history." — The Philadelphia Enquirer

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781500879921
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
  • Publication date: 8/18/2014
  • Pages: 216
  • Sales rank: 1,065,032
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author

Lytton Strachey (1880–1932), one of the most famous writers of his time, was a prominent member of the Bloomsbury set and pioneer of a new style of biography. He was the author of, among others, Landmarks, Eminent Victorians, and Queen Victoria.

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