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The Resource Arbella : England's lost queen, Sarah Gristwood

Arbella : England's lost queen, Sarah Gristwood

Label
Arbella : England's lost queen
Title
Arbella
Title remainder
England's lost queen
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Gristwood
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • This biography restores Arbella, England's "lost queen," to vivid life. Layd Arbella Stuart emerges, through Sara Gristwood's masterly storytelling, as a most contemporary royal, a young woman determined to shape her own destiny in the midst of her plot-ridden world. Arbella was part Tudor, part Stuart, and a niece of Mary, Queen of Scots. She was introduced at court as a young girl and acknowledged as the heir to the throne by Elizabeth I. As Gristwood brilliantly shows, Arbella was literally too royal for her own good. A critical pawn in the struggle for succession, particularly during the long, tense period when Elizabeth lay dying, the young Arbella endured years of isolation, confined amid the rural splendors of Hardwick Hall by her scheming and powerful grandmother. The accession of James I, Arbella's first cousin, ended her royal aspirations but thrust her into James's licentious court. Then, at age thirty-five, Arbella risked everything to make her own forbidden marriage. An escape in disguise, a wild flight abroad, and capture at sea led, in the end, to an agonizing death in the Tower of London. Yet nothing is as remarkable as the almost modern freedom with which, in a series of extraordinary letters -- as passionate and extensive as those of any other woman of this suffocating age -- Arbella Stuart revealed her own compelling personality. Arbella is "an enthralling account of an extraordinary life" (Spectator). - Jacket flap
  • Based on letters written by England's "Lost Queen," this portrait describes the niece to Mary Queen of Scots and cousin to Elizabeth I who became a pawn in the power struggles of her age and tried unsuccessfully to flee her fate, dying a tragic death in the tower of London
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
  • 942.06/1/092
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
DA391.1.S9
LC item number
G75 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
Arbella : England's lost queen, Sarah Gristwood
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: Great Britain : Bantam Press, 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 432-438) 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
Contents
  • Part IV
  • 'My own woman'? 1603-1610
  • Part V
  • 'A pattern of misfortune': 1610-1615
  • Appendix
  • A 'One Morley'
  • 369
  • Appendix B
  • Arbella and porphyria
  • 375
  • The Tudor and Stuart Line of Succession
  • Appendix C
  • Places and portraits
  • 381
  • Family trees
  • 391
  • xiii
  • Part I
  • 'So good a child': 1574-1587
  • Part II
  • 'Lawful inheritress': 1587-1602
  • Part III
  • 'My travelling mind': January-April 1603
Control code
57625845
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 450 pages
Isbn
9780618341337
Lccn
2005040300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm57625845
  • (OCoLC)57625845
Label
Arbella : England's lost queen, Sarah Gristwood
Publication
Note
Originally published: Great Britain : Bantam Press, 2003
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 432-438) 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
Contents
  • Part IV
  • 'My own woman'? 1603-1610
  • Part V
  • 'A pattern of misfortune': 1610-1615
  • Appendix
  • A 'One Morley'
  • 369
  • Appendix B
  • Arbella and porphyria
  • 375
  • The Tudor and Stuart Line of Succession
  • Appendix C
  • Places and portraits
  • 381
  • Family trees
  • 391
  • xiii
  • Part I
  • 'So good a child': 1574-1587
  • Part II
  • 'Lawful inheritress': 1587-1602
  • Part III
  • 'My travelling mind': January-April 1603
Control code
57625845
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 450 pages
Isbn
9780618341337
Lccn
2005040300
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm57625845
  • (OCoLC)57625845

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