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The queen's bed : an intimate history of Elizabeth's court, Anna Whitelock

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The queen's bed : an intimate history of Elizabeth's court
Title
The queen's bed
Title remainder
an intimate history of Elizabeth's court
Statement of responsibility
Anna Whitelock
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • An Elizabethan expert describes the court of Queen Elizabeth I, painting a vivid picture of the gossip, conspiracy, intrigue, and romantic dalliances that surrounded the monarch and the daily lives of the women that attended her
  • Queen Elizabeth I acceded to the throne in 1558, restoring the Protestant faith to England. At the heart of the new queen's court lay her bedchamber, closely guarded by the favored women who helped her dress, looked after her jewels, and shared her bed. Her bedfellows were witnesses to the face and body beneath the makeup and raiment, as well as to rumored dalliances with such figures as Earl Robert Dudley. Their presence was for security as well as propriety, as the kingdom was haunted by fears of assassination plots and other Catholic stratagems. Historian Anna Whitelock offers a revealing look at the Elizabethan court and the politics of intimacy. She dramatically reconstructs, for the first time, the queen's quarters and the women who patrolled them. These women were her friends, confidantes, and spies--nobody knew her better. And until now, historians have overlooked them. This is a revelatory, insightful look into their daily lives--the untold story of the queen laid bare.--From publisher description
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
942.05/5
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
DA356
LC item number
.W48 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
The queen's bed : an intimate history of Elizabeth's court, Anna Whitelock
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The queen's bed : an intimate history of Elizabeth's court, Anna Whitelock
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Copyright
Note
"Originally published in 2013 by Bloomsbury Publishing, Great Britain, as Elizabeth's Bedfellows: An Intimate History of the Queen's Court"--T.p. verso
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 415-441) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Shameful slanders -- The Queen's two bodies -- The Queen is dead, long live the Queen -- Familia Reginae -- Not a morning person -- Womanish infirmity -- Disreputable rumours -- Ruin of the realm -- Carnal copulation -- Arcana Imperii -- Smallpox -- Devouring lions -- Ménage à trois -- Visitor to the bedchamber -- Sour and noisome -- Untouched and unimpaired -- Greatly grieved -- Suspicious mind -- The elixir of life -- Barren stock -- Wicked intentions -- Secret enemies -- Want of posterity -- Compass her death -- Beside her bed -- Lewd fantasy -- Blows and evil words -- Kenilworth -- Badness of belief -- Toothache -- Amorous potions -- Froggie went a-courtin' -- Semper Eadem -- The die is cast -- The enemy sleeps not -- In defence of the Queen's body -- Agent provocateur? -- Unseemly familiarities -- Especial favour -- The deed shall be done -- Blow up the bed -- Nightmares -- Secret son? -- Satan's instruments -- Barricaded from within -- Suspected and discontented persons -- Age and decay -- Abused her body -- The physician's poison -- Love and self-love -- Privy matters -- Foolish and old -- Mask of youth -- The poisoned pommel -- Crooked carcass -- Lèse majesté -- Dangerous and malicious ends -- No season to fool -- Age itself is a sickness -- All are in a dump at court -- Deathbed -- Regina Intacta -- The Queen's effigy -- Secret histories
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Dimensions
24 cm
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Edition
First American edition.
Extent
462 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780374239787
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2013036857
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), portraits
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(OCoLC)846545247

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