The Men Who Would Be King: The Courtships of Queen Elizabeth I

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Courting the Virgin Queen

For more than half a century, Elizabeth I was pursued by kings, princes, and nobles from across Europe. During the marriage negotiations, romance blended with diplomacy as suitor after suitor endeavored to ally himself with her in the most intimate of treaties. Yet not one of these illustrious rivals managed to secure his quarry. Even Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester—the most persistent of all the suitors to the ...

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Overview

Courting the Virgin Queen

For more than half a century, Elizabeth I was pursued by kings, princes, and nobles from across Europe. During the marriage negotiations, romance blended with diplomacy as suitor after suitor endeavored to ally himself with her in the most intimate of treaties. Yet not one of these illustrious rivals managed to secure his quarry. Even Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester—the most persistent of all the suitors to the queen—never won her, though he was dearly loved by Elizabeth all her life.

Why did so many fail? Was Her Majesty haunted by the six marriages of her father, Henry VIII? Was her traumatic early love affair with Thomas Seymour, a man who was effectively her stepfather, to blame? Or was Elizabeth simply in love with the chase?

A fascinating chronicle filled with romance and intrigue, Josephine Ross's The Men Who Would Be King tells the riveting true story of the greatest hunt in history: the pursuit of the Virgin Queen.

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Editorial Reviews

The Times (London)
“Splendid stuff, ‘history with attitude.’ Written with energy and aplomb, it is a stirring and yet salutory story, well told.”
The Times (London)
“Splendid stuff, ‘history with attitude.’ Written with energy and aplomb, it is a stirring and yet salutory story, well told.”
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780062190888
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
  • Publication date: 8/7/2012
  • Pages: 240
  • Sales rank: 971,967
  • Product dimensions: 5.36 (w) x 7.84 (h) x 0.61 (d)

Meet the Author

Josephine Ross studied English at London University. Upon graduating, she worked for Vogue magazine before being commissioned to write her first book. Since then, she has written television drama scripts and a number of histories and biographies, including The Tudors and The Monarchy of Britain. She lives in London with her husband, the historian James Chambers.

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Table of Contents

Illustrations ix

Acknowledgments xi

1 The Early Years 1

2 "The Matter of the Admiral" 15

3 "The Question of the Day" 37

4 "A Great Resort of Wooers" 62

5 The Queen in Love 93

6 "The Weal of the Kingdom" 114

7 The Brothers of France 147

8 A Frog He Would A-Wooing Go 173

9 Mistress of England 201

Index 219

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