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Title Bess of Hardwick : new perspectives / edited by Lisa Hopkins
Edition 1st
Published Manchester : Manchester University Press, 2019
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Contents Introduction -- Lisa Hopkins<BR>1. Bess of Hardwick, a life -- Alan Bryson<BR>2. Money, marriage and remembrance: telling stories from the Cavendish financial accounts<b></b> -- Alison Wiggins<BR>3. Bess's use of language -- Imogen Julia Marcus<BR>4. Upper servants' letters and loyalties in the Shrewsbury-Stuart domestic politics of the 1580s -- Felicity Lyn Maxwell<BR>5. Hardwick Hall: building a woman's house -- Sara L. French<BR>6. Elizabeth Hardwick's material negotiations -- Jessica L. Malay<BR>7. Bess of Hardwick's gynocracy in textiles -- Susan Frye<BR>8. A difficult and volatile alliance: the Countess of Shrewsbury and the Lady Arbella Stuart -- Sara Jayne Steen<BR>9. Conclusion -- Lisa Hopkins<BR>Selected bibliography<BR>Index
Summary Bess of Hardwick was one of the most extraordinary figures of Elizabethan England. She was born the daughter of a country squire. But by the end of her long life (which a recent redating of her birth suggests was even longer than previously thought) she was the richest woman in England outside the royal family, had risen to the rank of countess and seen two of her daughters do the same and had built one of the major 'prodigy houses' of the period. While married to her fourth husband, the Earl of Shrewsbury, she had been jailer to Mary, Queen of Scots, and her granddaughter by her second marriage, Lady Arbella Stuart, was of royal blood and might have succeeded to the throne of England. This wide-ranging collection brings out the full range of her activities and impact
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Subject Shrewsbury, Elizabeth Hardwick Talbot, Countess of, 1527?-1608.
Shrewsbury, Elizabeth Hardwick Talbot, Countess of, 1527?-1608.
Countesses -- England -- Biography
Great Britain -- History -- Elizabeth, 1558-1603.
Great Britain.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book
Author Hopkins, Lisa, 1962- editor.
ISBN 1526101300