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Elizabeth and Essex


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One of the most famous and tortured romances in history - between Elizabeth I, Queen of England, and Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex - began in 1587, when she was fifty-three and he was nineteen. This title portrays Elizabeth and Essex's compelling attraction for each other, their impassioned disagreements and their mutual struggle for power.

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Lytton Strachey (1880-1932), one of the most famous writers of his time, was a prominent member of the Bloomsbury Set and pioneer of a new style of biography. Author of, among others, 'Landmarks', 'Eminent Victorians' and 'Queen Victoria' (also Tauris Parke Paperbacks).


"'A beautiful and memorable book' (Atlantic Monthly) 'The real drama of ambition, passion and personality in the pageant of veracious history.' (The Philadelphia Enquirer)"

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