His Last Letter: Elizabeth I and the Earl of Leicester

His Last Letter: Elizabeth I and the Earl of Leicester

by Jeane Westin
     
 

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One of the greatest loves of all time-between Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley-comes to life in this vivid novel.

They were playmates as children, impetuous lovers as adults-and for thirty years were the center of each others' lives. Astute to the dangers of choosing any one man, the Virgin Queen could never give her "Sweet Robin" what he wanted

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One of the greatest loves of all time-between Elizabeth I and Robert Dudley-comes to life in this vivid novel.

They were playmates as children, impetuous lovers as adults-and for thirty years were the center of each others' lives. Astute to the dangers of choosing any one man, the Virgin Queen could never give her "Sweet Robin" what he wanted most-marriage- yet she insisted he stay close by her side. Possessive and jealous, their love survived quarrels, his two disastrous marriages to other women, her constant flirtations, and political machinations with foreign princes.

His Last Letter tells the story of this great love... and especially of the last three years Elizabeth and Dudley spent together, the most dangerous of her rule, when their passion was tempered by a bittersweet recognition of all that they shared-and all that would remain unfulfilled.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780451230126
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/03/2010
Pages:
400
Sales rank:
1,219,623
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.20(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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Meet the Author

Jeane Eddy Westin is the author of eight books. She lives in Sacramento, California.

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