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My Enemy the Queen quotes My Enemy the Queen, litcharts My Enemy the Queen, symbolism My Enemy the Queen, summary shmoop My Enemy the Queen, My Enemy the Queen a74af7c1 It Was Lettice Who Married The Earl Of Leicester, Whom Elizabeth I Loved And It Was Lettice Who Was The Mother Of The Queen S Beloved Earl Of Essex That Young Earl Would One Day Break The Queen S HeartIt Was Always Lettice, The Constant Spoiler In The Triangle Of Love Surrounding Elizabeth


10 thoughts on “My Enemy the Queen

  1. says:

    The court of Elizabeth I from another viewpoint Interesting read, I was fascinated to learn 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 about the secondary players in the times of Elizabeth I.


  2. says:

    Just arrived from Finland through BM The first part of this book was just about the love affair between Lettice, Elizabeth I and Earl of Leicester, nothing else After Leicester s death then the plot became quite interesting with the characters of Earl of Essex, Francis Bacon and Raleigh.


  3. says:

    Una novela que trata sobre la vida de Lettice Knoyles, quien fue prima lejana de Elizabeth I, la Reina Virgen , cuyas vidas estuvieron entrelazadas por dos hombres Robert Duddley Conde de Leicester y Robert Devereux, Conde de Essex.La novela est escrita por Eleanor Alice Burford quien escribi muchos dramas de corte hist rico,romandico,g ticos bajo varios seud nimos como Phillipa Carr novelas rom nticas, de corte g tico y de misterio, como Jean Plaidy escribi la mayor a de sus dramas hist ricos basados en los personajes de la corona inglesa o francesa Por eso me llam la atenci n que bajo el nombre de Victoria Holt con el cual escribi muchos dramas g ticos rom nticos y que en este g nero es mi autora favorita , escribiera esta historia basada en un personaje que si bien no fue princesa ni reina, estuvo relacionado con la nobleza inglesa y con Elizabeth I por parentesco y por otros motivos, lo que hace esta historia interesante porque a trav s de este drama hist rico viajamos por toda la poca dorada del reinado de Elizabeth I, tambi n llamada la Reina Virgen o la Reina Blanca Lettice Knoyles Condesa de Essex form parte de la historia de la corona inglesa sobre todo a traves de su familia, su amante y su hijo.Mi rese a completa aqu.http perezosa69.blogspot.cl 2017 06


  4. says:

    Lettice Devereaux tells the tragic story of Elizabeth I and her love for two men the Earl of Leicester and the Earl of Essex One must move past the persona Lettice projects to see the essence of this tale Lettice s life revolves around court and the Queen who is her cousin A vain woman who prides herself in her beauty, she falls in love with the queen s favorite, the Earl of Leicester, a womanizing and most ambitious man He is handsome, charismatic, and devilishly capable of extracting himself from the queen s anger The queen loves him madly but she loves England and cannot bear to share her crown with anyone, let alone the Earl of Leicester whose ambition is to become king Elizabeth adores her people and is, in turn, adored by them Whenever she goes on progress she stops to talk with them However, she expects those at court to dance to her smallest whim Lettice plots to ensnare the Earl and finally marries him in spite of his colorful reputation and the queen s love For this, the queen abolishes her from court while keeping the Earl by her side As the Earl ages, he decides to bring Lettice s son, the Earl of Essex, to court When Leicester dies, the Earl of Essex becomes the queen s favorite but he lacks the maturity and political acumen of Leicester which lead to his downfall Quotes at the beginning of each chapter give the reader a capsule of what is to occur within I truly enjoyed this book once I was able to put aside the personality of Lettice who outlives most of the key characters If you like historical fiction you will enjoy My Enemy the Queen as much as I did.


  5. says:

    I read this back in grade school when I was first getting into historical fiction Jean Plaidy Victoria Holt was one of the first authors I read because my mother had lots of her books I enjoyed this one immensely when I read it, but later Plaidy reads haven t been nearly as exciting IMO Plaidy is a great author to learn about a time period or historical figures, but one you know the history the prose gets kinda dull as it tends to read like lightly dramatized biography.


  6. says:

    Lettice Knollys, cousin to Queen Elizabeth I, becomes Elizabeth s rival throughout her life Vying with each other when young over who is the most beautiful and sought after, Lettice , a young widow, angers Elizabeth by marrying Elizabeth s favorite, Robert Dudley As Elizabeth constantly demanded his presence at court, Lettice becomes and resentful Following Dudley s death, Lettice marries again, but concentrates her efforts on promoting her son from her first marriage, Robert, Earl of Essex Although he becomes one of Elizabeth s favorites as she ages, he has none of Dudley s common sense and finds himself pitted against Elizabeth, who cannot forgive him Lettice ends up outliving not only Elizabeth, but all of her children, but believes her life was lived futilely as she and Elizabeth never reconciled.I would like to rate this book higher, and it did have its moments However, I found it extremely repetitive and Lettice somewhat annoying, as portrayed I felt the author did not give the reader enough credit for understanding Lettice and Elizabeth s personalities and emotions and had to keep drumming it into the story over and over.


  7. says:

    The Other Boleyn Girl should be this good Victoria Holt could tell a story and make it fascinating with nary a ripped bodice in sight I didn t believe Lettice Knollys actually existed until I came across a reference to her in a scholarly work She was the granddaughter of Henry VIII and Mary Boleyn, the second wife of the Earl of Leicester and the mother of the Earl of Essex If you can find this book, read it.


  8. says:

    This is my favorite historical novel ever I had just recently traveled through England, and Holt talks about all the amazing places that I had just seen the ruins of It is a must to anyone who has traveled through London and the surrounding countryside I had read so many different accounts of the Earl of Leichester and the Queen, and this was absolutely the most engrossing.


  9. says:

    Slow going, unfortunately Lettice is neither likable nor entertainingly bitchy Hoping things will pick up.Update finally picked this one up and finished it On the whole, I liked it, but I never really warmed to Lettice, especially in her behavior to Robert Dudley This did whet my appetite for reading Margaret George s new novel about Elizabeth, though.


  10. says:

    I read so many Victoria Holt books that I don t remember much about them individually But this one did stick with me It was a great read and I really enjoy historical fiction especially about the old royal families.


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