Elizabeth in the Garden
A Story of Love, Rivalry and Spectacular Design Main
By (author) Trea Martyn
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Elizabeth in the Garden by Trea Martyn
Book DescriptionLord Robert Dudley, Queen Elizabeth I's lover, and Sir William Cecil, her chief political adviser, were the most powerful men in the country. As their rivalry intensified, they competed by creating ever more fabulous gardens for their queen. Dudley's aim was to woo her; Cecil's, to stop Dudley in his tracks. Dudley set out an intoxicatingly romantic garden, and threw spectacular outdoor parties for his queen; Cecil countered by building a sumptuous palace with amazing gardens overseen by the most famous gardener in the country, John Gerard. This is the beguiling story of a lifelong duel. For Elizabeth, these gardens were places for love and intrigue, power play and spectacular design.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780571216932
(211mm x 161mm x 30mm)
Imprint: Faber & Faber
Publisher: Faber & Faber
Publish Date: 4-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Trea Martyn
Queen Elizabeth in the Garden, Paperback / softback (April 2013)
Queen Elizabeth I's great love for gardens transformed her country and made gardeners of statesmen, courtiers, and soldiers. The two most powerful men in England during Elizabeth's reign, Dudley and Cecil, led the way. Driven by their rivalry and devotion to their queen, they created ever more gorgeous gardens that amazed the world.
Elizabeth in the Garden, Paperback (June 2007)» View all books by Trea Martyn
Lord Robert Dudley, Queen Elizabeth I's lover, and Sir William Cecil, her chief political adviser, were the most powerful men in the country. As their rivalry intensified, they competed by creating ever more fabulous gardens for their queen. Dudley's aim was to woo her; Cecil's, to stop Dudley in his tracks.
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Author Biography - Trea Martyn
Trea Martyn read English at Trinity College, Cambridge and completed a PhD in eighteenth-century literature at University College London.She has taught history at Birkbeck college, University of London, and landscape history at Central St Martin's School of Art.Elizabeth in the Garden is her first book.
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