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Description - Arbella: England's Lost Queen by Sarah Gristwood

Niece to Mary, Queen of Scots, grandaughter to the great Tudor dynast Bess of Hardwick, Lady Arabella Stuart was born and bred in the belief that she would oneday inherit her cousin Elizabeth 1's throne. Many at home and abroad anticipated she could be crowned Queen. However Arabella's fate was to make a forbidden marriage, to die a lonely squalid death in the Tower and to be written out of history. Drawing on a wide range of contemporary sources, including Arabella's own extraordinary, passionate letters, Sarah Gristwood's acclaimed biography paints a vivid and powerful portrait of a woman forced to tread a precarious path through one of the most treacherous periods in British history, and inso doing rescues this 'lost queen' from obscurity.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780553815214
ISBN-10: 0553815210
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 127mm x 36mm)
Pages: 576
Imprint: Bantam Books (Transworld Publishers a division of the Random House Group)
Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
Publish Date: 2-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Sarah Gristwood

After leaving Oxford, Sarah Gristwood worked as a journalist specializing in the arts and women's issues. She is a regular contributor to The Times, Guardian, Independent and the Evening Standard. Arbella, her historical biography of Arbella Stuart, was widely acclaimed in hardcover, and is available as a Bantam paperback. Her forthcoming anthology of women's diaries through the ages will also be published in paperback by Bantam Books in 2006.

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