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The Resource Elizabeth's bedfellows : an intimate history of the queen's court, Anna Whitelock

Elizabeth's bedfellows : an intimate history of the queen's court, Anna Whitelock

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Elizabeth's bedfellows : an intimate history of the queen's court
Title
Elizabeth's bedfellows
Title remainder
an intimate history of the queen's court
Statement of responsibility
Anna Whitelock
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Language
eng
Summary
Elizabeth I acceded to the throne in 1558, restoring the Protestant faith to England. At the heart of the new queen's court lay Elizabeth's bedchamber, closely guarded by the favoured women who helped her dress, looked after her jewels and shared her bed. Elizabeth's private life was of public, political concern. Her bedfellows were witnesses to the face and body beneath the make-up and elaborate clothes, as well as to rumoured illicit dalliances with such figures as Robert Dudley. Their presence was for security as well as propriety, as the kingdom was haunted by fears of assassination plots and other Catholic subterfuge. For such was the significance of the queen's body: it represented the very state itself. This riveting, revealing history of the politics of intimacy uncovers the feminized world of the Elizabethan court. Between the scandal and intrigue the women who attended the queen were the guardians of the truth about her health, chastity and fertility. Their stories offer extraordinary insight into the daily life of the Elizabethans, the fragility of royal favour and the price of disloyalty
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Whitelock, Anna
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Elizabeth
  • Ladies-in-waiting
  • Queens
  • Great Britain
  • Great Britain
Target audience
adult
Label
Elizabeth's bedfellows : an intimate history of the queen's court, Anna Whitelock
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 462 pages, [8] pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781408836613
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a84051
  • (Sirsi) a84051
Label
Elizabeth's bedfellows : an intimate history of the queen's court, Anna Whitelock
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 462 pages, [8] pages of plates
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9781408836613
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
color illustrations, portraits
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a84051
  • (Sirsi) a84051

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