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Bess: The Life of Lady Ralegh, Wife to Sir Walter By Anna Beer,

  • Title: Bess: The Life of Lady Ralegh, Wife to Sir Walter
  • Author: Anna Beer
  • ISBN: -
  • Page: 357
  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • As lover, wife and widow of Sir Walter Ralegh, Bess was the hidden force behind his spectacular public achievements, the stable point in his turbulent private life, and the shrewd creator of his reputation after his death Having resisted being married off in her teens, she began a passionate and illicit sexual relationship with Ralegh in her twenties Her intelligence andAs lover, wife and widow of Sir Walter Ralegh, Bess was the hidden force behind his spectacular public achievements, the stable point in his turbulent private life, and the shrewd creator of his reputation after his death Having resisted being married off in her teens, she began a passionate and illicit sexual relationship with Ralegh in her twenties Her intelligence and business acumen were exceptional, despite having no rights as a woman twice she built a fortune from nothing , and her remarkable emotional strength sustained her through personal tragedy and political disasters that broke many others, including her own husband A woman in a man s world, Bess s ambitious pursuit of power and wealth, and justice for herself and her children, make compelling reading Anna Beer has lovingly restored Bess Ralegh to her rightful place among Elizabethan heroines Brave, energetic, and resourceful to the point of audacity Bess was a successful gambler against the odds She rescued the reputation of her own husband, Sir Walter Ralegh, and now, four centuries later, Anna Beer has returned the favour Amanda Foreman, author of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire Anna Beer s eye for detail is outstanding Sunday Times Anna, who lives in Oxford, spends most of her time researching and writing books about interesting people who lived in interesting times, but she also teaches Literature and Creative Writing and takes time out to travel whenever she can Endeavour Press is the UK s leading independent publisher of digital books.
    Bess The Life of Lady Ralegh Wife to Sir Walter As lover wife and widow of Sir Walter Ralegh Bess was the hidden force behind his spectacular public achievements the stable point in his turbulent private life and the shrewd creator of his reput

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    1. An interesting biography of a little known lady, although wife to the legendary Sir Walter Ralegh sometimes spelled Raleigh Born Elizabeth Throckmorton, she was a Gentlewoman of the Privy Chamber to Elizabeth I, and Walter Ralegh was one of the Queens favourites Most likely Bess and Ralegh met at court, she got pregnant and they secretly married in 1591 It so upset the Queen when she discovered it, that she put them both under house arrest.Walter Ralegh was an important person at the time, as a [...]

    2. What a remarkable woman Full review to come allthebookblognamesaretaken.blfacebooke AllTheBookBlogNamesitter SarahsBookNookI received this book for free in exchange for an honest review from the publisher, Endeavour Press.First and foremost, this book made me want to punch Ralegh in the face It took him how long into their marriage to see Bess as an asset What a tool But of course she could not just divorce him, nor did she want to because she loved him, but good lord He was just a raging d bag [...]

    3. This was a book I d been tempted to buy as it was just 99p and I was in the mood for some history I hadn t been aware of Lady Ralegh s existence and had no preconceptions about her I can t say the book convinced me that we should know all about her though, towards the end, she did grow on me.The opening chapter I found a bit garbled too many players dumped on the stage at once Lady Ralegh or Elizabeth Throckmorton, one of many ladies in waiting to Elizabeth I, as she was seemed lost in the m l e [...]

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