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Edition: Troubador Publishing Co.
Date of issue: July 28th 2014
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Language: English
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A historically researched biographical novel on the life of Frances Walsingham, the only child of Sir Francis Walsingham, Queen Elizabeth the First's Secretary of State and Spymaster. She survived the massacre of St.Bartholomew's Eve in Paris together with Sir Philip Sidney, whom she later married. After he died following the battle of Zutphen, she married the Earl of Essex,the Queen's favourite, beheaded for treason eleven years later. Within two years, Frances became the wife of the Irish Earl of Clanricarde. She was a survivor but must have had, besides intelligence, rare charm or beauty to have married three of the most charismatic men of the age.


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Ebook The Brilliant Stage The Story of Frances Walsingham read Online! Angela McLeod spent many years with her husband in the Far East, where their four children were born. Research on Frances Walsingham began in Tokyo and was completed after their return to England. Since then, Angela has worked for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, the National Gardens Scheme and, primarily, the Motor Neurone Disease Association. She now lives on an island off the coast of Scotland.

Reading Lytton Strachey's "Elizabeth and Essex" originally sparked an interest in Frances Walsingham and the belief that she was worth searching for; also that she could not have been the passive, child-bearing wife history seems to have made her. One passage near the end of Strachey's book brings her to light:

"A letter of thanks to Cecil gives us a momentary glimpse of the most mysterious of the personages in this tragic history. A shrouded figure, moving dubiously on "THAT BRILLIANTLY LIGHTED STAGE", Frances Walsingham remains utterly unknown to us. We can only guess, according to our fancy, at some rare beauty, some sovereign charm - and at one thing more; a superabundant vitality. For two years later, the widow of Sidney and Essex was married for the third time - to the Earl of Clanricarde."

Research was done through the British Library, University of East Anglia, University of Glasgow, and a course with the Open University, with visits to houses and churches associated with the story.




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MASON

A book that leaves a whole bunch of emotions after reading

JACK

Interesting read for true fans

ISABELLA

Interesting look on the other side

LEWIS

It was a surprisingly interesting book. Very highly recommended.

SARAH

Reality has surpassed expectations.




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