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by Victoria Holt

  • ISBN: 0006160891
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Victoria Holt
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd; New edition edition (April 28, 1980)
  • Pages: 352
  • ePub book: 1431 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1156 kb
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  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 306

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In due course there was no one at Court whom the Queen hated as she hated me; no other woman so aroused that overwhelming jealousy.

The Old Lady of Drayton Basset. Blame not my Lute! for he must sound. In due course there was no one at Court whom the Queen hated as she hated me; no other woman so aroused that overwhelming jealousy. She had wanted Robert, and he became mine. of his own free will; and the three of us knew that although she might have given him the crown-and he was as passionately in love with it as Elizabeth herself-yet I was the woman he wanted.

Books written by Victoria Holt are so cheesy, but sometimes that's exactly what you need My Enemy of the Queen examines the rivalry between Queen Elizabeth I and her Boleyn cousin Lettice Knollys as they were both attracted to Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester.

Books written by Victoria Holt are so cheesy, but sometimes that's exactly what you need. I've read a loooot of her books when I was 14/15 years ol. .that was the last time I've read them. I absolutely loved them at the time. My Enemy of the Queen examines the rivalry between Queen Elizabeth I and her Boleyn cousin Lettice Knollys as they were both attracted to Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester. None of the major characters are especially likable - Robert Dudley is portrayed as charismatic but dangerous, Elizabeth I is vain and self centered and Lettice is impulsive and governed by her passions.

He was furious with the Queen for her excitement over the French suitor, and of course what she had said of him had been reported to him. He was not going to allow himself to be so humiliated before. the whole Court and dance attendance on her while she archly prepared herself for her meeting with the Duc dnjou, who seemed likely to succeed where he had failed. Fate was favoring me. This was my triumph. I had won. I knew her so well. She would not marry Anjouhe had no intention of doing so.

Victoria Holt My Enemy The Queen. The Old Lady of Drayton Basset. Blame not my Lute! for he must sound

Victoria Holt My Enemy The Queen. How many people now alive can remember that November day in the year 1558 when Queen Mary -whom people had begun to call Bloody Mary-died, causing no great sorrow to her people except to those supporters who had feared what her passing would mean to them? How many can remember when my kinswoman, Elizabeth, was proclaimed Queen throughout the land? Yet I remember it well. We were in Germany then.

My Enemy the Queen Mass Market Paperback – 1978. by Victoria Holt (Author) The only bad thing about this book is the most annoying way Lettice constantly says how beautiful she is and how she's so much prettier than the queen and all men love her and bla bla bla. by Victoria Holt (Author). The only bad thing about this book is the most annoying way Lettice constantly says how beautiful she is and how she's so much prettier than the queen and all men love her and bla bla bla. It gets old fast. But hey, a vain women would probably write her life story like that.

All of her books are so addictive. My parents gave it to me as a Christmas present in Junior High. Another great book, focusing on Mary Tudor and Elizabeth I after the death of Henry VIII. part of a series from Philippa Gregory. Secret for a Nightingale by Victoria Holt (1986, Hardcover). Pulp Fiction Book English Book Vintage Magazines Paperback Books Historical Fiction Comic Covers Book Covers Book 1 Great Books.

It was absorbing ( I couldn't put it down) and I felt that it was a pretty acurate depiction of the Virgin Queen's life

Be forewarned, however, that if you are not already in love with Robert Dudley and Elizabeth I, you will be no later than halfway through the book. It was absorbing ( I couldn't put it down) and I felt that it was a pretty acurate depiction of the Virgin Queen's life. What better way to learn history than by reading a highly entertaining novel? 0.

by. Holt, Victoria, 1906-1993. Knollys, Lettice, Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603. New York : Fawcett Crest. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.

Eleanor Alice Hibbert (née Burford; 1 September 1906 – 18 January 1993) was an English author who combined imagination with facts to bring history alive through novels of fiction and romance

Eleanor Alice Hibbert (née Burford; 1 September 1906 – 18 January 1993) was an English author who combined imagination with facts to bring history alive through novels of fiction and romance. She was a prolific writer who published several books a year in different literary genres, each genre under a different pen name: Jean Plaidy for fictionalized history of European royalty; Victoria Holt for gothic romances, and Philippa Carr for a multi-generational family saga

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Is Queen Elizabeth I too wily or too afraid to marry? Or is there a spoiler -- Lettice Devereaux -- in the royal romances? The marriage between this beautiful and tempestuous widow and Elizabeth's longtime favorite, the Earl of Leicester, can't have endeared Lettice to the queen.

Some years later, on Leicester's death, another courtier wins the queen's heart -- only to break it by secretly marrying someone else and then by plotting against the Crown. This soldier-poet, the Earl of Essex, is the son of Lettice and her first husband, Walter Devereaux.

"Holt skillfully weaves invention and suspense into the fabric of history." (B-O-T Editorial Review Board)

Comments

Kamuro Kamuro
I have to say, it's kind of sad that history has all but forgotten Lettice Knollys. She was, according to this book, one of the most vibrant and influential people of the day. But she also made a terrible enemy of her queen, perhaps explaining why more people don't know about her.

Everyone who knows something about Queen Elizabeth I knows that she loved a man named Robert Dudley, a man she gave great honors to and had known all her life. Some historians even believe that he killed her wife so he could marry the queen, and that they may have had a son together. But Elizabeth remained unmarried all her days (and supposedly a virgin) while Dudley had two wives in his life.

The second was Lettice. She was the Queen's cousin and possible her niece as her mother was popularly believed to be Henry VIII's daughter through Mary Boleyn. She came to court when Elizabeth came to the crown and soon fell in love with Robert Dudley. Later they would become lovers and eventually marry. But always it was a relationship of three people, the Queen, Robert and Lettice. Later on, the Queen would give her son from her a previous marriage great honors, and eventually was forced to behead him when he led an uprising against the crown. In that relationship too was the Queen, Lettice's son the earl of Essex, and Lettice.

This book is her story. It's a little dry at times, being a supposed memoir Lettice writes before her death at the age of ninety six, but overall not bad. I do like to think of Robert Dudley as an entirely different person as described in this book, but hey, this was the authors vision and if she saw him as grabbing for power (which he was, true) and not truly loving Elizabeth for herself not just for the crown, that's her choice.

The only bad thing about this book is the most annoying way Lettice constantly says how beautiful she is and how she's so much prettier than the queen and all men love her and bla bla bla. It gets old fast. But hey, a vain women would probably write her life story like that.

Other than that, I just like to view Elizabeth and Dudley in a more romantic way then this book does. Possibly I'm deluding myself. But if you're like me, then read this, because its not a story I was familiar with and I bet most people aren't either, and then read the secret Diary of Anne Boleyn, for the very sweet scenes between Elizabeth and Dudley (part of the book takes place right after Elizabeth becomes Queen).
Rageseeker Rageseeker
Interesting read, I was fascinated to learn more about Lettice Knowles. From previous books I have read about the period, I had heard Lettice's name occasionally, and knew there was some speculation about whether or not Henry VIII fathered her mother during his affair with Mary Boleyn. We'll never know.

All in all an enjoyable read - not the greatest in the historical fiction genre, but worthwhile to learn more about the secondary players in the times of Elizabeth I.
Jay Jay
LOVE this book. Read an excerpt in Reader's Digest when I was eleven and finally got around to finding and reading the book all these years later. One of my favorites, especially about Elizabeth I.
I_LOVE_228 I_LOVE_228
I purchase this book used, it is a very good read, we hear
so many stories about Queen Elizabeth, this tells what was going on in the life of one of her maids, I haven't finished the book but so far it is very interesting.
Early Waffle Early Waffle
Elizabeth becomes human, albeit a woman of profound substance. Her nemesis, Lettice, battles Elizabeth as a more attractive and enchanting competitor. In the end, it is Elizabeth's depth and love of nation that exposes Lettice as less...and perhaps like most of us, normal. It is Elizabeth, in the end, who is GREAT. To be quite frank, I did not read this book wanting to believe what I finally wrote.
Adrielmeena Adrielmeena
I Love EVERY Victoria Holt book! And have collected them all.
Hatе&love Hatе&love
I don't know why Eleanor Hibbert (AKA Jean Plaidy, Victoria Holt, Philippa Carr & others) published this book under her Victoria Holt pseudonym (maybe her publisher thought it would sell better?). This a Jean Plaidy novel. This is the story of Laetitia Knollys, cousin to Elizabeth I. It's not one of her best, but Jean Plaidy fans will enjoy it and I'm not aware of any other novels about this individual.
This book I thoroughly enjoyed reading as a young reader. Since this is the second time I have read it, I know now I truly enjoyed reading about Queen Elizabeth's first cousins. It is about family connections. Since Queen Elizabeth Tudor was quite vain, taking a relaative and making her live in seclusion away from court, all because of a MAN. Actually, two men. Robert Dudley and her son, Robert Devereau. Lettice outlived Elizabeth Tudor and her own children. Times were tough then. Pleasing the Queen was not an option. Had to please HER no matter what.